Global Alliance seeks candidates for its board

As the Global Alliance for Public Relations and Communication Management enters its 19th year of service to the international public relations and communication management profession, we extend an invitation for senior leaders to become candidates for the Global Alliance Board.

You may submit a nomination by identifying a potential leader from your organization or region who meets the eligibility requirements below and has both the skill and the passion to progress and support our profession.

Candidates for the following positions on the Global Alliance Board are to be elected at the 2019 Global Alliance Annual General Meeting and Board Meeting in São Paulo, Brazil on, Saturday April 6, 2019.

Nominations for the following positions must come from a GA National Association in good standing:

– Chair Elect for a two-year term to June 30, 2021
– Treasurer for a two-year term to June 30, 2021
– Secretary for two-year term to June 30, 2021
– Delegates-at-Large (3) for a two-year term to June 30, 2021;
– Delegates-at-Large (Academic/ Research) (1) for a two-year term to June 30, 2021 and
– Regional Delegates-at-Large (up to 5) for a one-year term to June 30, 2020; these regional positions are designed to ensure representation from all continents.

Any self-nomination must have the support of the candidate’s GA member association. It is important to note that once elected, he/she will serve as a member of a unitary board, with primary fiduciary duty to the entire Global Alliance membership. Should he/she leave the Board, it should not be assumed the position will be filled by a nominee from the same organization.

The Board may also fill a vacancy between annual meetings as per the GA Bylaws.

Please note that some incumbents may be eligible for re-election.


Nominations/applications, in the form of a summary outline or narrative of qualifications, should be submitted to the GA Nominations Committee Chair, Fiona Cassidy via the GA General Secretariat (

Interested individuals are encouraged to contact the Nominations Chair for further guidance.

Individuals may seek election to any position; however, the Committee reserves the right, after discussion with candidates, to recommend individuals for different positions as circumstances dictate.


To be eligible, a candidate must be:

– A senior public relations/communication management professional; member in good standing and/or senior executive of a GA member association; with a strong network in the industry and/or academia.
– Well-versed in GA objectives and supportive of its broad goals.
– Able to work in a highly diverse, multicultural environment.
– Be proficient in business English as the GA’s working language.
– Supported by a nomination from his/her GA member organization.
– Be self-funding (or secure financial support).
– Have access to additional resources to make available to the GA, for example, financial, research
capability, project management skills and/or sponsorship.
– Participate in up to six teleconferences per year and attend in person at least two GA meetings per year (one Executive Board meeting and the Annual General Meeting). Board members are also expected to participate in the bi-annual World Public Relations Forum, which will next take place Auckland, New Zealand, in 2020 (12th – 15th October).
– Willing to accept assignments and make significant contribution to a hard-working Board.
– Willing and able to promote the GA within his/her region, including making invitations to potential partners and sponsors.
– To add value beyond their individual contribution.

Nominations are open from Monday 7 JANUARY 2019 and the deadline for submitting a completed nomination/application is Friday 8 FEBRUARY 2019 5pm (GMT +1)

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