The Society is now calling for nominations from members who are passionate about the research management profession and have the time and commitment to serve on the Board of ARMS. 

There are currently NINE (9) members of the ARMS Board: Four (4) Office-Bearer roles (President, President Elect, Treasurer and Secretary) and five (5) general committee members.  

Nominations are now called for the following positions:

  • President-Elect (1 position)
  • Secretary (1 position) - Please note pursuant to clause 72 2a&b of the Associations Incorporations Reform Act (Vic) 2012, the successful candidate must at least be 18 years of age and is resident in Australia.
  • General Board Member (2 positions only)

The successful candidates will be endorsed at the Annual General Meeting of ARMS on Wednesday, the 7th of September 2022.

An ARMS Board Member is an unpaid voluntary role.  

Election Key Dates 2022:




17 June 2022

Call for Nominations  

Call to be published on the ARMS website and in the ARMS e-newsletter. Separate email to be distributed to all members for the initial announcement and a day before nominations close.

15 July 2022

Closing Date for Nominations

Nominations shall be received at least thirty-five days prior to the AGM.  Nominations to be sent to

If insufficient nominations are received to fill all vacancies, further nominations may be received at the AGM.

18-22 July 2022

ARMS Governance, Finance and Audit   Committee shall complete assessing all   nominations received, in line with the Governance, Finance and Audit Committee  Operating Principles and Processes for Assessing  Nominations for Board Positions.

Candidates will be advised of the status of their  nominations by the ARMS Executive Office.

Refer to the “Governance, Finance and Audit Committee Operating Principles and Processes for Assessing Nominations for Board Positions”.


If Ballot not Required

Nominations shall be reported to the membership in writing at least 30 days prior to the start of the AGM.

If the number of nominations received equals the number of vacancies to be filled, the persons nominated shall be deemed elected. 

Procedures and Key Dates in the Event of a Ballot

29 July 2022

The Returning Officer shall cause ballots to be made available to all voting members only at least thirty (30) days prior to the start of the AGM using the following procedures:


a.       The ballot shall list the names of all the nominees and be accompanied by voting instructions.


b.       All ballots, in order to be valid, must be received by the Returning Officer on or before the tenth (10th) day prior to the date of the AGM.


c.       The Returning Officer shall be responsible for reporting the election results to the ARMS Board.

Formal announcement of ballot to be made to all voting members only

Voting shall occur via an online voting system.  

Only voting members are invited to vote.

24 August 2022

Closing date for Ballots

All ballots, in order to be valid, must be received   by the Returning Officer on or before the tenth (10th) day prior to the date of the AGM.


30 August 2022

The President of the Society shall notify all   candidates of the results of the election at least five (5) days prior to the AGM.


7 September 2022

Annual General Meeting

All members of the Society shall be notified officially of the election results at the AGM. The AGM will be held via zoom. Details of this meeting will be disseminated by the ARMS Executive Office. 

10 October 2022   All ballots shall be available for audit by any Society member for at least thirty (30) days following the close of the AGM, after which time they may be destroyed. 

Note: (i) In the case of tie votes, the selection shall be made by secret ballot of the Board. (ii) If a voting member nominates for both an Office-Bearer and Board Member position and is successful in polling for both positions, they will take up the Office-Bearer position and the candidate with the next highest number of votes will be elected as a committee member.


If you are interested in any of these roles and would like to find out more before completing your nomination form, please contact Maria Zollo, ARMS Chief Operating Officer, email  or telephone +61 8 82012525 or +61 (0) 402 418 973.

Nomination Guide 

Operating Principles and Processes for Assessing Nominations for Board Positions

EOI Template 

NOMINATIONS CLOSE 15th of July 2021