Board Nominations 


This page provides information about the nomination process for the ISACA Board of Directors slate. Please note that the period for nominations is now closed. Nominations for the 2016-2017 Board of Directors will open in early September 2015.

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 ISACA international president and VPs 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?

  • 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 generally held about one month prior to the board meetings.
  • Board candidates should be aware of the time commitment involved. The 2013-2014 board members estimated they spent roughly 9-12 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

The attributes for president follow. 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.

What is the process?

All forms and supplemental candidate materials are 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 selected candidates. The committee generally presents the full slate in the April preceding the term (e.g. April 2015 for the 2015-2016 term).

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