Board Elections

alia board election 2019

Nominations for the ALIA Board of Directors open on Monday 12 November 2018.

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 11 January 2019.

board positions

In 2019, we are seeking nominations for three positions:

  • Vice-President (President-elect);

  • General Directors (2 positions).

what does being a director mean?

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.

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 11 January 2019.


ALIA elections are governed by By-Law 3.

An independent election specialist will be appointed to manage the election process and all current financial members as of 5pm AEDT on Friday 11 January 2019 are eligible to vote in the election.

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


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.