Board member nominations

World Physiotherapy holds elections for board members as required in accordance with the constitution. To stagger the time of elections, the member organisations agreed at the general meeting in May 2019 to the terms of three board members being two years, that is, from 2019-2021.

As a result, in 2021, World Physiotherapy member organisations will elect three board members from the following regions:

  • Europe
  • North America Caribbean
  • South America

The new board members will begin their terms on 1 July 2021 and each will serve a 4-year term from 2021-2025.

Please note that the World Physiotherapy constitution states:

31.5 To be nominated for the position of Regional Board Member for a Region, an individual must be a physical therapist member of a Member Organisation within the respective Region 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.

Candidates for nomination must complete declaration and nomination forms. These two forms can be completed electronically. To be considered as a candidate for a World Physiotherapy regional board member position a person must:

  • meet with the president and/or CEO of World Physiotherapy
  • read and understand the constitution 
  • complete the declaration/consent 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 from the relevant region
  • supply a nomination form in support of their candidacy from their own member organisation. 
  • send these documents by email to [email protected] by 17:00 UTC on 2 March 2021.

Watch president Emma Stokes and immediate past vice president Margot Skinner discuss the role, responsibilities, and opportunities of being a World Physiotherapy board member.

Regional board member nomination information