The Elia Board wants YOU! Call for Candidates 2018

If you’re passionate about the language industry, now’s your chance to step up by standing for election to the Elia Board. Senior executives working for an Elia Full Member company are eligible to stand for election to one of the four positions that will become vacant once the current term ends in October 2018. Candidates for these positions must have decision-making responsibilities in their respective companies.

We’d like to say a big thank you to the following Directors who have served on the Elia Board of Directors, whose terms are due to end, for the dedication and expertise that they have brought to the Board:

Clio Schils – Vice President
Commit, The Netherlands

Gordana Antonijević
Language Industry Expert

Madhuri Hegde
Mayflower Language Services, India

Susana Peixoto

Directors’ responsibilities

The Elia Board of Directors is made up of volunteers who share their time, experience and insights to help develop Elia’s events, initiatives and role in the language industry. With a broader and busier agenda than ever in 2018, now is an exciting time to join Elia and help contribute to our strategy, finance, policy, events and more.

Further details about the role of the Elia Board and responsibilities of Directors can be found in the Elia Board of Directors Code of Conduct . Being an Elia Director is an active role, and we strongly encourage you to read the Code of Conduct to fully understand what is involved in this challenging yet extremely rewarding position.

Benefits of becoming an Elia Director

  • A chance to contribute to your own professional development
  • The opportunity to give back and share your expertise
  • Unique access to industry leaders to support your company’s business development 

How to submit your candidacy

Candidates must be employees of Elia Full Member companies. To submit your candidacy for election to the Board, please fill out the Directors Candidacy form and include a photo of yourself. This will be sent as a link by email to the contacts we currently hold on our database. If you would like to also receive a copy, please email us and we can forward you the link.

To write a persuasive statement, you could highlight points such as:

  • How you would like to serve the language industry
  • The expertise you can share with the Board and Elia Members
  • Your understanding of Elia’s mission

Important dates

10 April 2018Call for Candidates opens
11 May 2018Last date to submit candidacy
24 May 2018Slate of Candidates announced
11 June 2018Voting begins
22 June 2018Voting ends
3 October 2018First official Board meeting
5 October 2018AGM

If you have any questions about the election or submitting your candidacy, please contact
John Terninko, Elia Membership Manager.