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ANZSN Council Election - 2020

Nominations for the four upcoming positions on Council (including one position dedicated for a Member resident in New Zealand) closed at 5pm AEST on 3 July 2020.

A total 15 nominations were received, with three subsequent withdrawals. Given the number of nominations exceed the positions available on Council, a ballot will now be held to elect four new Councillors.

Who are the candidates?

The 12 candidates, in alphabetical order, are:

How do I vote?
The ballot to elect the four new Councillors will open on 13 July 2020 and close at 5pm AEST on 12 August.

All ANZSN Ordinary and Life Members are invited to vote in the ballot. You can cast your vote by logging in to the members section.

The candidates who receive the most votes, will be appointed to Council subject to certain provisions relating to geographical representation set out in the ANZSN Constitution.

Ordinary and life members can submit their ballot online.

Voting in the 2020 Council Election -  Explanatory Note

Members are advised that s36 of the ANZSN Constitution provides for each State to be represented by no more than three Councillors.

The state of NSW is currently represented by three Councillors. The appointment terms of these Councillors do not expire until 2022, unless they retire prior at which point a casual vacancy will occur.

The candidates standing for the 2020 Council election include one NSW candidate.

In the context of the provisions set out in the Constitution, this candidate is unlikely to be appointable given the limitation on State representation. Members’ votes for this candidate may however be persuasive in the event that a casual vacancy arises on Council prior to the next election.

The NSW candidate has been advised of the provisions within the ANZSN Constitution. 

To assist Members vote we have:

The Honorary Executive appreciate Members’ understanding of the need to comply with the provisions set out in the ANZSN Constitution in relation to the appointment of Councillors.

Council Members



Neil Boudville, President



Suetonia Palmer, President Elect

New Zealand


Girish Talaulikar, Honorary Treasurer


Retiring 2020

Kamal Sud, Honorary Executive Officer



Ross Francis


Retiring 2020

Annabel Martin


Retiring 2020 – appointed to casual vacancy in 2019

William Majoni



Tim Spicer



Jeff Wong



New position – Member ordinarily resident in New Zealand

New Zealand



When will the new Councillors be announced?
The outcome of the election process will be announced at the next Annual General Meeting which will be held at 5pm AEST on 31 August 2020.

If you have any questions or would like assistance, please contact the ANZSN Office at email: The Office can also connect you with one of our current Councillors if you would like to learn more about being on Council.