Board Elections


election update

Voting is now underway in the 2017 ALIA Board of Directors election.

Read on to find out about the four Director candidates and details of the election process.


Alia board election 2017

In 2017 we sought nominations for three positions:

  • Vice-President (President-elect); and

  • Two general Board members.



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

Following the ALIA Annual General Meeting on 17 May 2017, Lyndall will assume the role of Vice-President until 2018 when she will become the President for one year.

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









Nominations for the general Director positions have been received from four ALIA Members; Alicia Cohen, Jonathon Guppy, Clare O'Dwyer and Anne Reddacliff.

It is encouraging to have Members who are keen to contribute to the Association in this way.  

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 downloaded as a pdf or viewed at this link


candidate update

We asked the candidates to tell us why they nominated for the Board and what they hope to achieve should they be elected.

Select this link to read what they had to say.


election process

CorpVote, an independent election specialist has been appointed to manage the election process. We anticipate voting will open on Monday 6 March 2017 and close on Friday 7 April.

Instructions for casting an internet vote will be emailed to all eligible Members by the election company. 

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 Wednesday 17 May 2017 and serve on the Board for two years.

Who can vote?

All current personal Members and Institutional Member representatives are entitled to take part in the election process.  Members must be current financial Members as of 20 January 2017.


what does being a director mean?

The role of a Director is to help shape our Association's future direction, providing guidance to the executive team, making policy decisions and being responsible for the financial sustainability of the Association.  

The Board meets for four face-to-face meetings at ALIA House in Canberra each year and holds a number of regular teleconferences.  Directors are invited to attend special events in their own state or territory, giving them the opportunity to talk with and learn from colleagues across all sectors.  (All travel and accommodation expenses are met by the Association).

Being a Director provides a unique opportunity to ensure the Association is supporting our Members into the future.

Information about the current ALIA Board can be found on the Board of Directors webpage and further details on how the Board works can be found here.


election timeline

ALIA elections are governed by ALIA By-law 3. The following table provides an outline of the election timetable:

Nominations open

Monday 21 November 2016

Nominations close

Friday 20 January 2017, 5pm AEDT

Voting opens

Monday 6 March 2017

Voting closes

Friday 7 April 2017, 5pm AEDT

Directors take office

ALIA AGM Wednesday 17 May 2017

Want to know more?

Questions about the election process can be forwarded to CorpVote, the company managing the election process at

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