Board Elections


ALIA Board election 2018

Nominations for the ALIA Board of Directors open on Monday 13 November 2017. 

This is your opportunity to make a significant contribution to your Association and your profession.

All personal financial Members of the Association are eligible to nominate for the Board.

Nominations close on Friday 12 January 2018 at 5pm AEDT.   

board positions

In 2018, we are seeking nominations for four positions:

  • Vice-President (President elect);

  • Institutional Director; and 

  • Two general Board members.

The successful candidates will take office at the Board meeting following our Annual General Meeting in May 2018 and serve on the Board for two years.

Information about the current ALIA Board can be found on the Board of Directors webpage.

what does being a director mean for you?

As a Director, your role is to help shape the Association’s future direction, provide guidance to the executive team, make policy decisions and be 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 approximately seven times a year either in Canberra at ALIA House, at other locations to coincide with significant ALIA events or via teleconference.  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, 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.

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.

how to nominate

To nominate for the Board, simply download and complete the following forms:

Your nomination will require the support of two current financial Members of the Association.

In addition to the nomination form, candidates should complete a personal information form and provide a high resolution colour portrait photograph.

The nomination form and accompanying documents should be sent to:

ALIA CEO, Sue McKerracher

Preferably via email to:

Mail: PO Box 635, Kingston, ACT 2604

Fax: 02 6282 2249

Nominations close at 5pm AEDT on Friday 12 January 2018.

election process and timeline

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 outline of the election timetable:

Nominations open

Monday 13 November 2017

Nominations close

Friday 12 January 2018

Voting opens

March 2018

Voting closes

April 2018

Directors take office

ALIA AGM 15 May 2018

Want to know more?

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