Board Elections


2020 election

The 2020 ALIA Board election process is now complete.

Information about the 2020-21 Board of Directors can be found on the Board of Directors webpage.  

alia board election 2021

Nominations for Board positions are generally sought between November and January each year with an election taking place from March to April. 

In 2021 we will be seeking candidates for the position of President and two general Directors who will serve on the Board for two years.  

Information about the nomination and election process will be available on this page towards the end of 2020.

election process

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

The following table provides an indication of a standard election timeline.  

Nominations open


Nominations close


Voting opens


Voting closes


Directors take office


what's changing in 2021?

At the 2019 AGM ALIA Members voted to change the composition of the Board.  The 2021 Board election will see the phasing in of the new Board structure that comprises:

  • President; two year term

  • Institutional Director – elected by Institutional Members; two year term

  • General Directors – five positions; two year term

  • Vice-President appointed by the Board from the Board members.


Directors help to shape the Association’s future direction, provide strategic guidance to the executive team, identify and manage risks 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, or as special guests in other locations,  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.

Further information about the role of a Director can be found here

skills and attributes

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?

Information about the 2020-2021 Board of Directors can be found on the Board of Directors webpage

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