General board member nominations

World Physiotherapy holds elections for general board members as required in accordance with the constitution. 

In May 2019, the member organisations approved clauses in the constitution to allow for the election of up to two general board members. The rationale behind this article in the constitution is for the board membership to reflect the diverse needs of the organisation if, or when, this is not reflected through the standard election process.  

Two gaps were recognised. The first gap was capacity. All board members are volunteers and all currently have full-time work commitments. The impact of COVID-19 has placed even more demands on the board members from both work and personal perspectives, with increasing challenges from the need to meet virtually and more frequently for World Physiotherapy. 

The second gap is related to a regional/cultural perspective. The board believes that we are missing the insights/experiences of a physiotherapist from the Middle East region.

The board is now calling for nominations for the election of one general board member. They will be elected for a two year term from 1 January 2022 until 31 December 2023.

Please note that the World Physiotherapy constitution requires board members to be physiotherapy members from member organisations that complies with its duties under clause 10. One of the duties outlined under clause 10 relates to the payment of fees. 

Therefore, nominations can only be accepted from member organisations that have paid their annual membership subscriptions.

More information is in the candidate pack, which includes the declaration and nomination forms. A copy of the candidate pack can be downloaded from the link below. 

To be considered as a candidate for the World Physiotherapy general board member position, individuals should:

  • meet with the president and/or CEO of World Physiotherapy
  • read and understand the constitution 

And must:

  • complete the declaration form
  • provide a curriculum vitae (up to two pages), headshot photograph and candidate statement (up to 1,000 words) suitable for publication and distribution to the World Physiotherapy member organisations 
  • supply a nomination form in support of your candidacy from your own member organisation and one other member organisation.

These documents must be sent by email to [email protected] by 17:00 UTC on 15 October 2021.

General board member nomination information