Calling for Nominations for Positions on the EESA National Council

The Electric Energy Society of Australia (EESA) is calling for nominations for its National Council. All financial members of EESA are eligible to nominate for vacant National Council positions in 2018.

What’s new?

This year, EESA has introduced electronic voting for the election of its National Council. Now, members can vote for councillors, without needing to be present at the AGM, as was the case in previous years.

Election timeline

Nominations will open from 1-29 October 2018, and voting will open from 5-19 November 2018. When it’s time to vote, you’ll receive an email with the voting form. Candidate profiles will be listed online for your perusal to aid you in making your vote. Election results will be announced on 26 November 2018. Please read on to find out how to nominate.

Who can nominate?

Any financial EESA member can nominate and be elected as a member to the EESA National Council. Note, if you are seeking the position of President, Vice President, or Honorary Treasurer, you must also be a member of Engineers Australia.

How do I nominate?

  • Complete the nomination form, which shows that your nomination is supported by at least one other member, and that you consent to the nomination.
  • Write a candidate statement (500 words max) that provides details of your history with EESA, lists reasons for nominating for the National Council position and addresses any particular competencies or personal qualities that would contribute to the National Council. The candidate statement will be subject to reformatting for distribution.
  • Provide a head and shoulders photograph of yourself.
  • Submit your nomination form, candidate statement and headshot via email to Penelope Lyons at

Responsibilities of the National Council

The National Council governs the EESA and has the overall responsibility for setting the strategic direction of the organisation. It is also responsible for the financial viability of EESA.

More Information

More information on eligibility, nomination and councillor responsibilities is available in the election guideline. For enquires relating to the nominations process, please contact EESA Returning Officer, Penelope Lyons, at

Key dates

  • Nominations open: 1 Oct
  • Nominations close: 29 Oct
  • Voting open: 5 Nov
  • Voting close: 19 Nov
  • Results announcement: 26 Nov