Governance and structure

ALIA Board

Seven Members are elected to serve on the?ALIA Board.??ALIA Board elections?take place every year and there are regular?ALIA Board meetings.


There are several Sub-Committees of the Board and the Board appoints Advisory Committees to provide input into its strategic discussions.

Until May 2020, the Sub-Committees are:

  • Finance and Risk Management (FARM), chaired by Monika Szunejko
  • Membership and Awards (MASC), chaired by Robert Knight
  • Professional Development Education Research and Publishing (PDERP), chaired by Helen Ebsworth.

After May 2020, a new Board Sub-Committee structure will be? adopted to enable better focus on the Board role of governance and stategic intent.

The new Sub-Committees will be:

  • Finance
  • Risk and Governance
  • Accreditation and Standards.

The Advisory Committees are:

There is also the ALIA Research Fund Committee.

ALIA also has representatives on external committees and working groups, for example:


The ALIA Board governs the Association in accordance with our?Constitution & By-laws. Each year there is an?Annual General Meeting?and we publish an?Annual Report?to inform Members about activities and financial performance.


ALIA has relationships with a number of other organisations, which are formalised with a?Memorandum of Understanding.


There are 25 ALIA staff working at ALIA House and in each State and Territory. Click here for the?ALIA organisational chart.