Following our Special General Meeting, Science & Technology Australia has begun seeking regulator approvals to convert from an incorporated association into a company limited by guarantee.
However, our latest advice is that the timeframe for the conversion will not occur before this AGM.
As a result, we are running elections one last time under the current constitution.
This means we invite nominations for STA Cluster Representative positions that are due for election at this AGM - in the knowledge that they would serve only briefly until the conversion.
Several of our current Cluster Representatives who are eligible to serve another term have indicated they would be willing to re-nominate for these roles, which will expire at the point of conversion.
Where a Cluster Representative is term-limited under the existing constitution, we invite potential nominees to nominate to fill these short-term roles (we anticipate the tenure to be a few months maximum).
Once we have final approval from the regulators, the STA Executive Committee will become the Board of STA until the next AGM.
How To Nominate
To nominate, you must be a member of an STA ordinary member (non-affiliate). You can find the full list of eligible organisations here.
We seek outstanding candidates to make an active, thoughtful, skilled and principled contribution to STA.
In line with our Reconciliation Action Plan commitments, we particularly welcome nominations from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
We also seek nominations from candidates with experience or qualifications in law/governance, financial management, or HR.
We encourage candidates from other traditionally under-represented groups including people with disability, members of the LGBTIQA+ community, and strong cultural diversity.
Candidates from the historically under-represented States/Territories – especially Tasmania, the Northern Territory and Western Australia – are also encouraged to nominate.
Positions currently vacant
The deadline for nominations for the following Cluster Group representatives to serve a short term on the STA Board (read the position description here) have been extended.
- Mathematical Sciences*
- Physical Sciences*
Nominations are now closed for the following Cluster Group representatives.
- Agricultural & Food Sciences*
- Biological Sciences*
- Chemical Sciences*
- Geographical & Geological Sciences*
- Plant & Ecological Sciences*
- Technological Sciences*
- General member representative (Non-disciplinary based. Must be a member of an ordinary member in any cluster and a member of or employed by a member in the General Cluster)
*Must be a member of an ordinary member in the cluster for which you nominate.
We are no longer accepting nominations for four Executive Committee Positions. The links go to the position descriptions.
Before nominating, please read the position description for STA Board Members. It outlines responsibilities and time commitments. Please also note that nominees must sign a declaration that their cluster-aligned membership organisation is aware of their nomination.
4 November 2022 – Cluster Representative & Executive Committee applications open
10 November 2022 at 5pm AEDT - Executive Committee applications close
Extended deadline - 14 November 2022 at 9am AEDT – Physical Sciences and Mathematical Sciences Cluster Representatives applications close
14-18 November 2022 – Cluster Elections Held
18 November 2022 – Board to ratify new Cluster Representatives
24 November 2022 – AGM to elect Executive Committee