Board Nominations

Nominations have opened for IAATI's International Board

Put your hand up - Nomiate for the Board

IAATI is seeking nominations from enthusiastic members who are interested in joining our International Board to help manage and shape the future of IAATI.

Nominations will be reviewed by the Nominations Committee before the International Seminar in Hawaii and recommendations will be forward to the membership to vote on at the 2023 Annual General Meeting.  

Applications should be submitted as soon as possible but may be submitted in person during the seminar.   The Nomination Form can be downloaded from the DOWNLOADS section at the bottom of this page. The closing date for nominations for the 2023/24International Board is 1st May, 2023 and nominations should be submitted to the Chair of the Nominations Committee, Paul Thomas,


If you are interested in serving on the 2023/2024 IAATI Board, please submit a short resume with the following information: 

  • The Board position you would like to be considered for (i.e. Associate Director, Director, Vice President, President) 
  • Your Membership Number and the number of years that you have been an IAATI member
  • The number of IAATI conferences you have attended 
  • Your work history and current employment 
  • Any positions you have held within your IAATI Chapter/Branch, local auto theft associations, or other relevant organizations 
  • Ideas, skills, and experiences that you have that may benefit IAATI
  • Are there any particular committees that you would be keen to be involved with?  (visit to see the current list of committees).
  • Anything else you would like to add to support your nomination?

Presently sitting officers who wish to renominate for a position (or higher position) are asked to also provide the nominating committee with the following: 

  • Briefly describe your accomplishments while in the present office. 
  • How have you fulfilled the Constitution and By-law requirements of your particular office for the past year? 
  • How do you want to see IAATI develop and grow in the coming years, and how you might assist? 


What is the role of the IAATI Board?

The International Board is the governing body responsible for ensuring the long-term health and success of the international operations of the Association.

The Board acts on behalf of the members and its branches and chapters to ensure that the organization remains viable and effective both in the present and in the future.

The Board has the ultimate authority for international financial operations and budgeting to ensure the achievement of strategic objectives. It also has the responsibility of ensuring that the various activities of the organization are in compliance with the law and expectations of stakeholders and that all risks are managed.

The IAATI Board is not responsible for the financial operations of the separate chapters and branches.  This is the responsibility of the individual boards of each branch and chapter.


What are the major responsibilities of the Board?

The Board’s key governance responsibilities include:

  • Strategic Planning - set and review the short, medium, and long-term goals of the organization in consultation with management and key stakeholders
  • Financial Oversight
    • approve budgets; monitor business performance;
    • approve large investments and any major financial
    • decisions;
    • ensure there is accurate financial reporting
  • Policy Formulation - establish a Board level policy framework for governing the organization within which all operational plans and actions are developed
  • Legal Compliance - ensure that the organization complies with all aspects of the law, including legislation covering such areas as employment, trading, occupational health and safety
  • Risk - ensure major risks are identified and managed, and ensure a risk management plan is established and monitored to ensure compliance and effectiveness
  • Organizational Performance - monitor management and organizational performance
  • Succession Planning - for the Board and oversight of staff and management
  • Stakeholder Relations - identify key stakeholders, build relationships, communicate and seek stakeholder views on strategic direction
  • Promotion of the organization - positive ambassadors externally and role modeling internally
  • Reporting to members and other stakeholders at the annual general meeting


Duties of Board Members

Each committee member is responsible for:

  • carrying out designated tasks relevant to his/her elected role
  • acting with good faith and honesty in the best interests of the organization
  • acting with reasonable care and diligence
  • remaining committed to the purpose and outcomes of the organization
  • attending to the required reading prior to meetings
  • contributing to the effectiveness of the organization’s activities
  • providing advice, criticism, and suggestions, thus helping the decision-making process
  • questioning  any process or information that requires transparency or clarification
  • being active in the organization - attending events and functions
  • participating in establishing goals with respect to the strategy and direction of the organization.
  • understanding the organization’s financial situation
  • ensuring the organization manages risk and complies with its legal obligations
  • declaring and dealing with any conflict of interest adhering to the relevant rules and requirements required by law and the rules of the organization

In addition to the general Board member duties, a committee chairperson's responsibilities typically include:

  • providing overall leadership of the committee and overseeing its effectiveness in fulfilling its purpose of governance
  • chairing all (as far as practicable) committee meetings, ensuring that meeting rules are followed
  • facilitating discussion and decision making
  • managing the (agreed) process of the meeting
  • delegating governance tasks to the appropriate committee members
  • coordinating the meeting agenda items and the production
  • being aware of future directions and plans, specifically the key long-term goals.


For more information about serving on the International Board, you are encouraged to go to and read the following documents:

  • The Induction Guide for New Board Members
  • IAATI Constitution 
  • IAATI Standard Operating Procedures 
  • Code of Ethics  
  • Guide for Incoming IAATI Presidents

or contact Paul Thomas ( or any current board member.


If you are not quite ready to serve on the International Board but feel you would like to assist IAATI by serving on a committee, then please send your name, contact details, and the committees you would like to be considered for, to Paul Thomas (, who will provide your details to the incoming President in Hawaii.