Board Nominations 


This page provides information about the nomination process for the 2014-2015 Board of Directors slate. The nomination period for the 2014-2015 term is now closed. The following details are for information only. Please watch for the nomination period for the 2015-2016 term to open in or around September 2014.

What is the Call for Nominations?

It is the start of the process by which an international president and vice presidents (VPs) are elected to the ISACA Board of Directors. (It is customary for the members of the ISACA Board of Directors to serve also on the IT Governance Institute Board of Trustees.) The board is the governing body of the association and its actions are final, unless otherwise specifically provided by the bylaws. The board:

  • Applies business judgment in the best interests of the association on behalf of its members
  • Has responsibility for governance, control and oversight, as well as participation in the preparation and approval of the strategic plan
  • May exercise its authority directly or through committees of the board
  • Provides direction, advice and counsel to senior management

What are the requirements?

Generally speaking:

  • Candidates for international president must have previously served on the ISACA International Board of Directors.
  • Board members are expected to attend three Board of Directors meetings per year (usually in early November, early March and June/July). The international president is also called upon to attend Strategic Advisory Council and Governance Advisory Council meetings, which are sometimes scheduled the day before the board meetings to reduce travel time requirements of the position.
  • Board candidates should be aware of the time commitment involved. The 2012-2013 board members estimated they spent roughly 8-10 non-travel hours per month on board activities. In addition to board meetings, board members may be asked to make occasional trips in support of the association’s strategy (all ISACA-sponsored travel is reimbursed by ISACA).

In addition to these general requirements, specific attributes for each position follow.

Attributes of International President

President must have previous experience on the ISACA International Board of Directors. More information on these attributes.

  • Able to think strategically
  • Driven to achieve results
  • Able to build strong working relations internally and externally, and serve as an influencer to same
  • Maintains understanding and awareness of professional and business issues pertinent to ISACA’s constituencies
  • Exemplifies personal integrity
  • Demonstrates leadership and presidential temperament

Attributes of International Vice Presidents

  • Demonstrates leadership capabilities
  • Able to think strategically
  • Able to think innovatively
  • Demonstrates professional and/or commercial contacts and can leverage them for ISACA/ITGI’s benefit
  • Maintains a global perspective on professional issues and ISACA/ITGI matters
  • Adheres to ISACA’s Code of Professional Ethics
  • Demonstrates an energetic ability to accomplish organization objectives
  • Has demonstrated positive performance in current and previous local and international ISACA or other professional/volunteer roles
  • Demonstrates executive temperament
  • Demonstrates effective communication skills

Who is eligible to participate? Any member of ISACA meeting the requirements and attributes of the position is eligible to be a candidate.

How do I submit a nomination? Members may nominate themselves or someone else they deem qualified to serve on the board. Read carefully the requirements and attributes of each position, as outlined above, and weigh your or your candidate’s qualifications and expertise against them.

Then what will happen? All forms and supplemental materials will be reviewed and evaluated by the ISACA Nominating Committee. Candidates should be aware that the Nominating Committee reserves the right to gather information on candidates via publicly available web sites such as Google, Facebook and LinkedIn. The Nominating Committee may also request a telephone (or videoconference/Skype) interview with and/or a brief (three- to five-minute) video from selected candidates.

If the Nominating Committee puts forward only one candidate for each office, and the membership submits no nominations by petition, the election process will be deemed an election by acclamation 30 days before the Annual Meeting of the Membership.