Board Election

Sydney MBA Network – Board General Elections

As the year progresses, the Directors of the Sydney MBA Network are working hard to bring this year to an end, with a number initiatives and events still to be held – most notably,  the Annual MBA Ball at the iconic Sydney Opera House on the 2nd of December, 2022.

We invite current Part-time and Full-time MBA and EMBA candidates, as well as Alumni to register their interest to join a refreshed set of positions on the Board of Directors, as well as new operational and advisory positions.

This year’s General Election will be in an online format. Current MBA and EMBA candidates will vote via Sydney University email address. Key dates outlining the process are below:

23 September 2022Applications for all positions open and are available on Sydney MBA Network website
3 October 2022Applications for positions close
6 October 2022Applicants profiles are posted on the Sydney MBA Network website under positions they have registered an interest for, and online voting commences
12 October 2022All voting closes and results are finalised
13 October 2022Results are declared and positions are announced at the October Mixer Event, held at the ArtHouse [275 Pitt St, Sydney NSW 2000]

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. What positions are available to lodge an application?

All positions are open for applications as part of the 2022 General Election. The positions are:

Board PositionsAssociate Director Positions
PresidentApply now
SecretaryAssociate SecretaryApply now
TreasurerAssociate TreasurerApply now
EngagementAssociate Director – Full Time, Associate Director – Part-Time, Associate Director – AlumniApply now
CommunicationsAssociate Director – Communications, Associate Director – IT/DigitalApply now
EventsAssociate Director – Events (x2)Apply now
PartnershipsAssociate Director – PartnershipsApply now
  1. What questions are asked as part of the application process?

There are seven questions that will need to be answered to support candidates’ application. All questions must be answered in order to lodge a complying application.

Application Questions

  • Full Name
  • Email Address
  • Which roles are you nominating for? (Please include a minimum of one position)
    • Nomination 1
    • Nomination 2
    • Nomination 3
  • Full Time / Part Time Candidate
  • Cohort Number
  • In 250 words or less, please advise why you would like to join the Sydney MBA Network Board?
  • Please provide the link to your LinkedIn profile 
  1. How do I submit an application?

On 23 September 2022, emails will be sent out to all candidates via Canvas and via our email registry. A LinkedIn article will also be posted and refer all interested candidates to the Sydney MBA Network website where application material, roles and position descriptions will be available.

We ask all interested parties to read through available information carefully and register your interest for a minimum of one position, and no more than three positions for election. All questions in the application must be filled out to be considered a valid application.

  1. How will candidates be considered eligible?

All applicants must be full-time or part-time MBA or EMBA candidates, enrolled in 2023 program, or expect to graduate in late 2023.

  1. When will voting take place?

Voting will take place via the Sydney MBA Network website between 6-13 October 2022. 

  1. How can I vote and how will all positions be filled?

All currently enrolled MBA and EMBA candidates may cast one (1) vote for each position. Voting will only be accepted by a valid Sydney University email address. 

Candidates with the greatest number of votes for their applied position (in order of preference) will be appointed to the position.

  1. Will candidates be appointed to more than one position if they receive the most number of votes for 2 or more positions?

Candidates will only be appointed to one position, based on their preferred position. Only on a case by case basis will a director occupy more than one position. This will be determined by the incoming and outgoing Presidents and Secretaries.

  1. Where can I find more information about each role?

Position descriptions on each role can be found on our website

Board Positions
PresidentKnow More
SecretaryKnow More
TreasurerKnow More
Director of EngagementKnow More
Director of CommunicationsKnow More
Director of EventsKnow More
Director of PartnershipsKnow More
  1. What happens when positions are declared?

Candidates who have successfully been voted to positions will be advised on 13 October 2022. An announcement will be made at the October Monthly Mixer Event – held at the ArtHouse [275 Pitt St, Sydney NSW 2000].

Incoming directors and associate directors will be asked to join meetings and support the remaining 2022 activities as part of respective Director handovers. 

Formal handover of positions will take place by 6 December 2022.

  1. What are the functions of the Advisory Board?

The Advisory Board is made up of 2022 Directors who choose to stay on and support 2023 Directors with initiatives and events program. This is purely discretionary, and for up to 12-months immediately following 2022 Director period. The extent to which advice or involvement of Advisory Board members is purely discretionary and subject to the mutual agreement of 2023 Directors and former Directors.

  1. Who do I contact to find out more?

To find out more, and to ask any questions, please contact the Secretary at

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