ACCAN is seeking nominations for Directors to fill three (3) vacancies on its Board.

In accordance with the ACCAN Constitution, the 2020-2021 ACCAN Board will consist of nine (9) members1. Six (6) positions are continuing Directors from the 2019-2020 Board. Three (3) Directors are retiring from the Board but may be eligible for re-election as stated in the ACCAN Constitution.

In accordance with the ACCAN Constitution Board members are elected for a three year term.

In order to ensure an appropriate balance, the Board is particularly seeking candidates with legal and regulatory expertise; and/or experience in financial management and governance in a not for profit organisation; and/or an understanding of the issues affecting young consumers; and/or small businesses.

Each nominee for the ACCAN Board MUST sign the nomination form and be accompanied by a signature from a proposer and seconder. In order for the nomination to be valid the nominee, proposer and seconder must be individual members or representatives of voting organisational members of ACCAN. Associate members are ineligible to vote in ACCAN elections.

Late applications cannot be accepted under the ACCAN Constitution.

In the event more nominations than vacant positions are received an election will be held. Ballots will be available online from 1st September, with the close of ballot occurring Tuesday, 22nd September 2020, 4:00 pm AEST (Sydney).

NOTE: All candidates for the ACCAN Board are invited to prepare a statement of not more than three hundred (300) words for inclusion with the ballot papers. These should be submitted with the nomination form so they can be circulated to members with the ballot. Candidates are invited to address the specific criteria set out in the Call for Nominations, but can also put forward any other considerations.

All Nominations must be received by:
5pm AEST – 25th August 2020

To: the ACCAN Returning Officer
By Mail: PO Box 639
Broadway NSW 2007

Or by Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Download:  docNomination Form 2020776 KB
Download:  pdfNomination Form 2020189.71 KB

Download:  docNomination Guidelines 2020778.5 KB
Download:  pdfNomination Guidelines 202051.25 KB



Up to three additional Directors may be co-opted by the incoming Board, provided the total number of Board members does not exceed twelve.

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