2023 ELECTION
CALL FOR PROPOSALS FOR NOMINATION FOR ELECTION TO IPA OFFICE


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We need to elect:
 
President and Vice President (to take office in 2025)
Treasurer (to take office in 2023) and
21 Representatives to the IPA Board (7 from each IPA region, to take office in 2023)
 
All Representative posts will be voted upon in the relevant region only. The officer posts will be voted upon by all members.
 
To qualify, candidates in these elections must have either:
 
1) a proposal from a Component Society or the Regional Association (or any of its affiliates), or
2) a proposal from 10 IPA Members.
 
PRESIDENT-ELECT and VICE PRESIDENT-ELECT (globally elected):
The President and Vice President are elected as a ‘Presidential team’. There is a geographic rotation system in place which ensures that these officers come in turn from each region. The President and Vice President for the terms 2025-27 and 2027-29 must be from the European region. Before taking office, the President and Vice President serve for two years (2023-25) as President-Elect and Vice President-Elect. Proposals for Presidential teams will be forwarded to the Central Nominating Committee.
 
TREASURER (globally elected):
The current Treasurer, Henk Jan Dalewijk, will have served 2 full consecutive terms of 2 years and will therefore not be eligible for re-election. Under the geographic rotation system, the next IPA Treasurer must be from the Latin American region. Proposals for the position of Treasurer will be forwarded to the Central Nominating Committee.
 
REPRESENTATIVES TO THE BOARD (regionally elected):
Proposals for the 21 Representative positions will be forwarded to the relevant Regional Nominating Committees. Each Regional Nominating Committee will aim to put forward between 11 and 14 candidates for the 7 positions within its region. 11 of the current Representatives are eligible for re-election but will not be slated automatically and must be proposed in the same way as other nominees.
 
Please note that these 10 Representatives will have served two full consecutive terms and are therefore NOT eligible for re-election:
 
Europe:
Bernard Chervet
Ingo Focke
Luisa Masina
 
Latin America:
Gleda Brandao Araujo
Anette Blaya Luz
Laura Verissimo de Posadas
Jani Santamaria
 
North America:
Louis Brunet
Mark Smaller
Sue Kolod
 
ALL PROPOSALS FOR NOMINATION MUST REACH THE IPA BY 31 JULY 2022
c/o Laura Botherway (email: [email protected]). No proposal received after this date will be accepted unless specifically invited by a Nominating Committee.
 
Important note: Names proposed will not automatically be put forward for election. The Nominating Committees will decide on the names that appear on the final slate according to IPA criteria. The IPA Procedural Code document Rules, Limits and Procedures for IPA Elections can be found on the IPA's website here and attached.
 
Please note that, except with the Board's express consent, a member of a Provisional Society or Study Group, who is not also a member of a Component Society or the Regional Association, is not eligible to run for elected office.