Board Nominations 


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

Nominations for the 2017-18 Board slate closed on 25 January 2017 (5:00PM CT). Nominated candidates have been informed and must submit their candidate materials by 5:00PM CT on 1 February 2017 in order to be considered by the Nominating Committee to proceed to interviews. During the month of February, all nominated candidates will be informed when the Nominating Committee selects those to proceed to the interview stage. The candidate interviews take place the first week of March 2017. 2017-18 Board will be announced in April 2017.

Please note: You must be an ISACA member to nominate a candidate.

What is the Call for Nominations?

It is the start of the process by which a chair, vice-chair and directors are elected to the ISACA Board of Directors. (It is customary for the ISACA chair, vice-chair and elected directors to also serve 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 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

Nomination Process Timeline

1 December 2016:  
25 January 2017:  
1 February 2017:  
3-4 March 2017:  
20 March 2017:  
17 April 2017:  
17 June 2017:  

Nomination process opens
Closing day for nominating candidates
Deadline to submit candidate materials from nominated candidates to ISACA HQ
Interviews (via telephone) of selected candidates conducted by Nominations Committee
Notifications sent to all selected and non-selected nominated candidates
Slate is announced via @ISACA
Annual General Meeting: 2017-18 Board of Directors is installed

What are the requirements?

  • Candidates for chair and vice-chair must have previously served on the ISACA International Board of Directors.
  • Board members are expected to attend four Board of Directors meetings and participate on four 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).

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