Elections

2021 RANZCP President-Elect Election – Nominations now open

The College welcomes nominations from Fellows with a minimum 5 years of fellowship and who meet the basic requirement of a director for the President-Elect position on the RANZCP Board. 

What is the RANZCP Board?

The Board is the governing body of the College and comprises the President, the President-Elect and five elected directors – all elected from among the College’s Fellows.

The Board is responsible for all matters relating to the strategic direction, policies, practices and the operations of the College.

Refer to the Board Regulations for more information.

The President-Elect position

The President-Elect position term is for 2 years and will commence from the conclusion of the College’s Annual General Meeting in 2021. 

The President-Elect will assume the President position in 2023 at the conclusion of the President’s term.

Potential nominees are encouraged to review the relevant governance documents prior to submitting their nomination (these documents are outlined below under what documents should be read prior to nominating). 

Who can apply?

  • Fellows with a minimum of 5 years’ fellowship with the College
  • Fellows who meet the basic requirements for a director of a company, incorporated under the Corporations Act 2001

For further information regarding the selection criteria and desirable qualities, please refer to the President-Elect Position Description.

How do I nominate?

Please complete a Nomination Form and submit your application by 5 pm AEDT on Tuesday 15 December 2020

Your completed nomination form must be accompanied by:

  • CV (Resume): maximum 2 pages (Arial 11pt, in both Word and PDF formats).
  • Supporting Statement: maximum 1200 words (Arial 11pt, in both Word and PDF formats).

       Outlining:

  • your relevant skills and experience for the role
  • your suitability for the position
  • the values that you can add to the Board
  • any other relevant information in support of your candidacy.

Contact details: please include an email address and telephone number in your CV and Supporting Statement.  The College will publish these contact details to allow Fellows to contact you in relation to your election candidacy.

Personal information: for privacy reasons the CV and Supporting Statement must not include your date of birth and personal or referee details (other than the email address and telephone number requested above). 

  • A passport style photo (a high resolution jpg file only).
  • Disclosure Statement: Nominees must disclose financial interests and conflicts of interest which may conflict, or be perceived to conflict, with their potential role as a Director of the College on the prescribed template. Please download and save the Disclosure Statement prior to completion as content may be lost.

A nominee is required to agree to election results being released to candidates and the College’s membership as part of the nomination process.

All documents provided by you in making your nomination will be provided to the membership.

Who do I contact if I have a question regarding my nomination?

Please email the Election Officer or telephone +61 (0)3 9640 0646.

What documents should I read prior to nominating?

When can I commence election campaigning?

Campaigning may only commence after the College has formally published the list of election candidates. The campaign methods permitted are outlined in the Board Election Campaign Activities Policy

Please note that further guidance will be provided to candidates.

What are the key election dates? 

  • Nominations open: 17 November 2020
  • Nominations close: 5 pm AEDT 15 December 2020
  • Voting opens: 24 February 2021 
  • Voting closes: 26 March 2021
  • Results declared: week commencing 5 April 2021
  • The President-Elect will assume office at the conclusion of the AGM: 19 May 2021.

There is an expectation that all Directors attend all Board meetings, unless a leave of absence has been approved by the President. 

Who do I contact if I have a question?

Nomination questions may be directed to the Election Officer.

If you wish to know more about the Board, the position, or the commitment requirement, please contact the College via board.elections@ranzcp.org or telephone +61 (0)3 9640 0646.

Nominate now


Committee elections

Nominations/Expressions of Interest submitted via the electronic Nomination Form contain links to a third party website. It is your responsibility to check the third party website privacy policy to ensure that you are happy for your personal information to be used in accordance with the third party’s privacy policy.

Nominations for committees will be published when positions become vacant.

Contact

elections@ranzcp.org  

Committee election improvements

In late 2019, the Board approved a number of improvements to the committee election process.

Key changes include:

  • transitioning committee positions to three year terms
  • a trial streamlined renomination process
  • co-opted members being increased from two to four.

This fact sheet details the improvements and what these mean in practice [PDF; 200 KB]


Community member expressions of interest

The following committees are inviting expressions of interest from community members:

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Mental Health Committee

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Mental Health Committee is composed of psychiatrists who have direct experience working in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander mental health, as well as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community members who are involved in mental health service provision and policy development.

The Committee are seeking expressions of interest for the following positions:

  • 3 x community members

More information and how to apply

Community Collaboration Committee

The Community Collaboration Committee develops policy, advice and standards of practice with respect to involving carers and family (whānau) in mental health care.

Their role is to

  • increase the awareness of consumer and carer concerns in the training of psychiatrists
  • build relationships with other mental health organisations
  • contribute to RANZCP publications and present at RANZCP Congress.

The Committee are currently seeking expressions of interest for the following positions:

  • 1 x consumer from New Zealand
  • 1 x carer from New Zealand

More information and how to apply

Te Kaunihera

Te Kaunihera mo ngā kaupapa Hauora Hinengaro Māori (Te Kaunihera) provides the RANZCP with advice and support on issues relating to Māori, and advocates for the mental health of Māori. Te Kaunihera is composed of psychiatrists who have direct experience working in Māori mental health, as well as Māori community members who are involved in mental health service provision and policy development.

The Committee are seeking expressions of interest for the following positions:

  • 2 x community members

More information and how to apply