Board Elections


election update

The ALIA Board Election voting period will open on Monday 4 March 2019 and conclude at 5pm AEST on Friday 12 April.  

In addition to the profiles available below, the election candidates have provided an insight into why they nominated and the skills they would bring to the Board.  Select this link for further details. 

alia board election 2019

In 2019 we sought nominations for three positions:

  • Vice-President (President-elect); and

  • General Directors (2 positions).


ALIA is pleased to announce that Viv Barton has nominated and formally been declared elected to the position of Vice-President (President-elect).

Following the ALIA Annual General Meeting on 21 May 2019, Viv will assume the role of Vice-President until 2020 when she will become the President for one year.

Select this link for more information about Viv or access it as a pdf file here.



Nominations for the two general Director positions have been received from three ALIA Members: Vicki Edmunds, Kim Sherwin and Rob Thomson.

As the number of candidates exceeds the available positions, a formal election will now be held.

Background information about each of the candidates can be found at this link or downloaded as a pdf file here.

ELECTION process

CorpVote, an independent election specialist has been appointed to manage the election process.   Voting will open on Monday 4 March 2019 and close on Friday 12 April.

Instructions for casting a vote will be emailed to all eligible Members by CorpVote.  Members without a registered email address will receive voting material by mail.

The successful candidates will take office at the ALIA Annual General meeting on Tuesday 21 May 2019.  

Who can vote?

ALIA elections are governed by By-Law 3.  All current financial members as of 5pm AEDT on Friday 11 January 2019 are eligible to vote in the election.

election timeline

The following table provides an outline of the election timeline: 

Nominations open

9am AEDT Monday 12 November 2018

Nominations close

5pm AEDT Friday 11 January 2019

Voting opens

9am AEDT Monday 4 March 2019

Voting closes

5pm AEST Friday 12 April 2019

Directors take office

ALIA AGM 6pm AEST Tuesday 21 May 2019



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?

Contact CorpVote via email at or by phone on 1300 147 797 if you'd like more information about the election process.

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