Dear VMA Members,

As Secretary of the VMA Board, I am pleased to announce that we are now formally calling for nominations for the six pending vacant positions on the VMA Board. This year five (5) vacancies must be filled from the “Active” member category and one (1) vacancy must be filled from the “Allied” member category.

After their valuable service to the Association and in accordance with the VMA’s Constitution, the following Board Directors will retire/resign in May 2024:

  • Olivia Birkett AVM
  • Brendan Hines
  • Matthew Howe AVM
  • Adam Lister
  • Tim Long CVE
  • Meg Walker

Nominations open on Thursday, 28th March 2024 and close on Thursday, 18th April 2024 at 5:00 PM AEST.

Through their Strategic Planning process the VMA Board has identified a number of areas where additional skills and experience at Board level would be desirable, and are encouraging any members that have experience in any of the following areas to consider putting their hand up to help guide our great Association:

  • Marketing, Communications & PR
  • Not for Profit Board and Governance
  • Sponsorship & Fundraising

The Venue Management Association is committed to inclusion, equity and diversity, and in ensuring we make our industry welcoming, safe and inclusive for everyone. We are actively seeking a diverse Board of Directors and define diversity as: the combination of the visible and invisible differences that shape our perspective and our approach and make us who we are. We strongly encourage gender diversity and also seek candidates to nominate for the Board who are from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander persons, identify as LGBTIQ+ or who have a disability.

The Nomination Form and Terms & Conditions document are available for download below.


Michael Brierley
Company Secretary

If you are having any difficulty downloading this document or require any additional information, please email or call 07 5575 9185.

Key Dates

  • 28th March 2024 – Nominations are OPEN
  • 18th April 2024 – Nominations CLOSE
  • 26th April 2024 – Online ballot opens (if necessary)
  • 9th May 2024 – Election results are announced

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