Board Nominations 2024

Board nominations are currently open until 3:00pm (AEST) Friday, 19 July 2024.

As Australia's professional association for occupational therapy, Occupational Therapy Australia (OTA) fosters evidence-based practice, enables lifelong learning and promotes the future of occupational therapy.  OTA exists to support occupational therapists to support their community.  We are seeking a suitably qualified and experienced individuals to contribute their knowledge as a valued Board Director.

OTA is seeking passionate, engaged, strategic thinkers in our community who want to enhance their career and make a positive difference in their profession.

The Board has two vacancies, under the constitution members will vote for these positions to be filled and the Nominations Committee will make a recommendation to the Board. 

About the position

The role of Board Director carries significant legal duties to ensure OTA is well-governed, as well as an important responsibility to put the interests of OTA ahead of personal practice areas or state-based interests.

To help you understand whether this position is right for you, read our Director’s Guide and Board Role Statement.

In line with the OTA Constitution* appointments to the Board are for a two-year term with a maximum of 5 terms (i.e. 10 years).

The Board Director positions are voluntary. Costs for travel, accommodation and meals will be covered for face to face meetings.

*Should terms change in the Constitution, transitional rules will be implemented.


Each candidate for appointment must be:

  • Eligible under the Relevant Law to be a Director, that is
    • at least 18 years of age
    • not disqualified from managing a corporation under the Corporations Act 2001 or being a Responsible Person by the ACNC Commissioner; and
  • Give their prior written consent to be a Director and to abide by the Constitution.

Except where the Nominations Committee can recommend skilled Directors, all candidates must also be a Fellow, General Member or Honorary Life Member.

Nominations Requirements

In the case that you make a nomination and meet the eligibility criteria your application will be presented to members for voting.

Those looking to nominate must provide the following four items to be uploaded to the OTA website for members to access to guide their engagement in the voting process:

  1. a bio of no more than 150 words
  2. a high-resolution portrait professional photo;
  3. a statement of no more than 150 words on nominee’s passion for OTA’s purpose; and
  4. a 90 sec video format covering each of the following criteria:
    • Nominee qualifications, if any, and relevant experience;
    • Nominee contribution to leadership and/or OTA to date; and
    • Nominee passion for OTA’s purpose.
    • Avoid disclosing the state, territory, or traditional lands in which you reside, work or are from.

These additional items will only be utilised by the Nominations Committee to review your nomination:

5. No more than 300 word response to the Board Key Skills & Attributes in Board Role Statement;

6. Optional CV with Two referees;

7. Disclosure and Consent; and

8. Confidentiality Agreement.

Board nominations are currently open until 19 July 2024.

Nominations are to be submitted via this link.

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All nominees will be advised of the outcome under embargo prior to the Directors being announced at the Annual General Meeting in November 2024.


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