2020 STA Executive Committee Nominations

Science & Technology Australia invites candidates for several positions on our Executive Committee.

The following positions are open for nomination this term:

President Elect (1-year appointment, followed by 2-year appointment as President)
Secretary (2-year appointment)
Policy Committee Chair (2-year appointment)
Early Career Representative (2-year appointment)

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 forthcoming 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 LGBTIQ+ 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.

The successful candidates will join our current Executive Committee members, who include Jeremy Brownlie (President), Tanya Ha (Vice-President),  Judith Dawes (Treasurer), Lee Constable (Early Career Representative), and Misha Schubert (CEO).

Candidates must be financial members of a STA ordinary member (non-affiliate). A full list of eligible  organisations is here.  Candidates must also receive written support from two other individuals who are themselves financial members of a member society.

Before nominating, please read the position description and selection criteria for the available STA Executive Committee, these are available by clicking on the title positions above.

Candidates will also be required to submit a one minute pitch video that will be circulated with the candidate booklet to members prior to the election, details will be provided upon receipt of nomination.

Nominations can be made online here.


11 September 2020 – Applications open

12 October 2020 – Applications close

13 October 2020 – Candidate Booklet and videos circulated to members

24 November 2020 – STA Annual General Meeting and elections (Online)