Board Nominations 


This page provides information about the annual nomination process for the Board of Directors slate.

The 2019-2020 Board nomination process for nominating candidates opens on 1 January 2019. Nominations (self-nominations or nomination of other ISACA members) are submitted using the below link to the online nomination form:

Please consider nominating yourself or another member for consideration.

What is the Call for Nominations?

It is the start of the process by which candidates are considered for interviewing for selection of the next vice-chair and directors to the ISACA Board of Directors. The board is the governing body of the association and its actions are final, unless otherwise specifically provided by the bylaws.

The Board of Directors:

  • 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 of the organization

Nomination Process Timeline

1 January 2019:  

Nomination process opens

25 January 2019:  

Closing day for nominating candidates

1 February 2019:  

Deadline to submit candidate materials from nominated candidates to ISACA HQ

11-12 March 2019:  

Interviews (via telephone) of selected candidates. Interviews performed by Nominations Committee.

18 March 2019:  

Starting this week, all interviewed candidates (selected and not selected) are notified

1 April 2019:  

Current 2018-2019 Board approves the 2019-2020 Board slate

8 April 2019:  

The 2019-2020 Board of Directors will be announced via @ISACA.

8 June 2019:  

Annual General Meeting; Chicago, Illinois USA. 2019-2020 Board of Directors installed.

What are the requirements?

  • Candidates must be an ISACA member.
  • Candidates for the position of vice-chair (future Board chair) must have previously served on the ISACA International Board of Directors.
  • Board members are expected to attend four Board of Director meetings and participate on four Board of Director teleconferences per year.
  • Board candidates should be aware of the time commitment involved; estimated at roughly 15 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).
  • Letters of support / Letters of reference for nominated candidates: candidates who have not been previous board members and who are not current sitting Directors must include letters of support from other ISACA members as part of their candidate materials. These support letters may not be written/submitted by ISACA staff.

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

Attributes of Chair and Vice-Chair 

The attributes for chair and vice-chair follow. Chair and vice-chair 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 Directors

  • 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