Board Elections

2019 election

The 2019 ALIA Board of Directors election process is now complete. 

Information about the 2019-2020 Board of Directors can be found on the Board of Directors webpage.  

alia board election 2020

Nominations for Board positions are generally sought between November and January each year with an election taking place from March to April.  In 2020 we will be seeking candidates for the Institutional Director role and three general Directors.

Information about the nomination and election process will available on this page towards the end of 2019.

election process

ALIA elections are governed by By-Law 3 and an independent election specialist is usually appointed to manage the election process.

The following table provides an indication of the standard election timeline:

Nominations open


Nominations close


Voting opens


Voting closes


Directors take office




Directors help to shape the Association’s future direction, provide guidance to the executive team, make policy decisions and are responsible for the financial sustainability of the Association. 

Being a Director provides a unique opportunity to work directly with and for ALIA to ensure our Members are supported into the future.

The Board meets for four face-to-face meetings a year either in Canberra at ALIA House or at other locations to coincide with significant ALIA events and occasional meetings via telephone or internet.  Board members are also invited to attend special events in their own state or territory and to chair meetings, liaise with ALIA groups and committees, and actively seek opportunities to talk with and learn from colleagues across all sectors.  All reasonable travel and accommodation expenses are paid by the Association.

More information about the role of a Director can be found here.


The Association seeks Directors with skills, attributes and experience to support the CEO and lead the Association. 

These skills include experience in or an understanding of:

  • Contemporary corporate governance

  • Finance and risk management

  • Strategic planning, implementation, and review processes

  • Communication and marketing

  • Networking and the ability to leverage networks

  • LIS industry and issues affecting the LIS sector /Association.

Ideally, the Board would comprise individuals with a mix of skills and experience.

Want to know more?

To find out more about the election process or the work of the ALIA Board, please contact the ALIA Board of Directors.