Nominations are open for Board director vacancies

10 August 2023

In 2023, four director positions on the Australasian Sleep Association Board become vacant at the Annual General Meeting. 

The positions currently held by Jennifer Walsh (Membership Chair), Denise O’Driscoll (Research Chair), Jasneek Chawla (Education Chair) and Teanau Roebuck (Conference Chair) will need to be filled. Teanau Roebuck has informed the Board that she intends to nominate as a member-elected director. Jasneek Chawla has informed the Board that she intends to nominate for a second term as a member-elected director.

Each elected Board director holds a Committee Chair position which is decided by the Board. Each vacancy is for the Board rather than for a specific Committee Chair position. More information about committees. Once the four vacancies are filled, the Board will allocate committee portfolios among the directors. 

Board directors are expected to serve a minimum two-year term with an option to offer themselves for re-election to a maximum term of six years. It’s generally expected that Board candidates have completed at least 12 months as a volunteer on an ASA committee, sub-committee or working group before nominating themselves to join the Board.

Board directors must be able to commit to attend 75% of Board meetings held in each membership year (from 1 July to 30 June). Any person who holds a position on the Board is required to complete a Declaration of Interests. These declarations will be circulated to all members of the Board, relevant committees and may be made available to ASA members on request.

In the event of more nominations being received than positions vacant, an election will be held electronically according to the Electronic voting policy, and positions will be determined on the number of votes cast by members eligible to vote. 

Elected directors will take office from the Annual General Meeting to be held on Thursday 9 November 2023.

Members interested in being nominated or nominating someone else should contact the CEO, Marcia Balzer ([email protected], 0430 175 310), for a nomination form and further information about the Board and being a director. 

Nominations will close at 12 noon on Tuesday 12 September 2023.