Board Elections

thank you

The 2018 ALIA Board election is now complete and we would like to thank all our Members who took part in the voting process.

Thank you also to the ALIA Members; Chris Buckingham, Helen Ebsworth, Peter Green, Patrick Gregory, Paula Kelly Paull, Robert Knight, Monika Szunejko, and Rob Thomson, who nominated to join the Board.  We appreciate their willingness to support the library and information community in this way.  

Information about the candidates who nominated can be found at this link or downloaded here as a pdf.

Supplementary information provided by the candidates about why they nominated to join the Board and what they hope to achieve as a Board member is available here

election results 

We are pleased to announce the following election results:


Helen Ebsworth and Paula Kelly Paull have been elected as Directors.


Institutional Director

Monika Szunejko has been re-elected to the Board as the Institutional Member representative.

Helen, Paula and Monika will join current Board members; Jonathon Guppy and Anne Reddacliff.  More information about the current Board is available at this link.

President and Vice-President

​Lyndall Osborne will lead the new Board as she moves into the role of President.  

Robert Knight completes the membership of the Board as he assumes the role of Vice-President until 2019 when he will become the President for one year.  Select this link for more information about Robert or access it as a pdf file here.


The incoming Directors will take up their positions on the ALIA Board for a two year term following the Annual General Meeting on Tuesday 15 May 2018.

election process

CorpVote, an independent election specialist managed the election process.  Voting opened on Monday 5 March 2018 and closed on Friday 13 April.

Election timeline

Nominations open

Monday 13 November 2017

Nominations close

Friday 12 January 2018

Voting opens

5 March 2018 9am AEDT

Voting closes

13 April 2018 5pm AEST

Directors take office

ALIA AGM 15 May 2018



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?

If you'd like to know more about the work of the ALIA Board or the election process, please contact the ALIA Board of Directors.