ACCAN is seeking nominations for Directors to fill four (4) vacancies on its Board.

In accordance with the ACCAN Constitution, the 2023-2024 ACCAN Board will consist of nine (9) members[1]. Six (6) positions are continuing Directors from the 2022-2023 Board. One (1) Director is retiring from the Board having completed two full terms and is ineligible for re-election in 2023-24.  One (1) Director resigned from the Board on 16 August 2023. Two (2) Directors were co-opted to fill casual vacancies in 2022-23 in accordance with Section 21 of the ACCAN Constitution and are eligible to nominate for election to the Board.  In accordance with Section 20 of 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 with lived experience of disability; and/or small businesses; and/or an understanding of the issues affecting young consumers; and/or from an Indigenous background or with strong linkages to Indigenous communities.

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 5th September, with the close of ballot occurring Tuesday, 26th September 2023, 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:

4 pm AEST – 29th August 2023

To: the ACCAN Returning Officer

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


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


Download:  docxNomination Form 20234.37 MB
Download:  pdfNomination Form 2023245.94 KB

Download:  docxACCAN Members List as of 31 July 20233.64 MB
Download:  pdfACCAN Members List as of 31 July 2023127.1 KB

Download:  docxNominations Call 2023 - updated 21 August 20234.41 MB
Download:  pdfNominations Call 2023 - updated 21 August 2023173.71 KB

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