Lisbon, Portugal, 15 January 2024: As the Global Alliance enters its 24th year of service to the international public relations and communication management profession, they extend an open invitation to all Global Alliance member organizations to nominate senior leaders to represent their membership organization by becoming a candidate for Global Alliance Executive Board.

You may submit a nomination by identifying a potential leader from your member organization or region who meets the eligibility requirements given below and has both the skill and the passion to move forward and support our profession.

Candidates for the following positions on the Global Alliance Executive Board are to be elected at the 2024 Global Alliance Annual General Meeting to be scheduled.

Nominations for the following positions must come from a Global Alliance member in good standing:

– Treasurer (1) for a two-year term to 30th June 2026;

– Delegate-at-Large (1) representing a National Association for a two-year term to 30th June 2026;

– Delegate-at-Large (1) representing Academic/ Research for a two-year term to 30th June 2026;

– Delegate-at-Large (1) representing any of the membership categories (National, International, Regional, Specialty, Academic, Education, Training, Research or Professional Organisation for a two-year term to 30th June 2026; and

– Regional Delegates-at-Large (10) for a one-year term to 30th June 2025; these regional positions are designed to facilitate representation of continents, specific regions, or sectors within the communication industry.

All nominations must have the support of the candidate’s Global Alliance member organization.

The director position on the Global Alliance Executive Board is held as a partnership between the appointed director and their nomination organization. Once elected, the director will serve as a member of the board with their primary fiduciary duty to the entire Global Alliance membership.

Should appointee for whatever reason leave the Board, it should not be automatically assumed that the position will be filled by a nominee from the same organization.

The Executive Board may fill any vacancy between annual general meetings as per the Global Alliance Bylaws.

Please note that some incumbents may be eligible for re-election.



Nominations/applications by a member in good standing, in the form of a two-page summary outline or narrative of qualifications, should be submitted to the Global Alliance Nominations Committee Chairperson, via the Global Alliance General Secretariat (

Interested individuals are encouraged to contact the Nominations Chairperson or CAO for further guidance.

Individuals may seek election to any position; however, the Committee reserves the right, after discussion with candidates, to recommend individuals for different positions as circumstances dictate.

Nominations may/will be required to supply additional information, professional endorsements and undertake an interview process.



To be eligible, a candidate must be:

– A senior public relations/communication management professional; member in good standing and/or senior executive of a Global Alliance member; with a strong network in the industry and/or academia.

– Be proficient in business English as the Global Alliance’s working language.

– Supported by a nomination from their Global Alliance member organization.

– To promote Global Alliance globally by accepting the challenge to recruit new members during the term.

– To undertake and support partnerships and sponsorship initiatives including funding.

– To participate in up to twelve web calls per year (every first Tuesday of the month at 12:00 GMT Lisbon/London Time) and attend in person at two Global Alliance meetings per year (Executive Board meeting to take place in Bali, Indonesia in November 2024 and the Annual General Meeting and Board meeting date and place to be confirmed between April/ May 2025).

– To accept assignments and make significant contribution to a hard-working Board.

– To promote the Global Alliance within his/her region, including WPRF, World Public Relations and Communication Awards, Global Alliance Focused Months and making invitations to potential partners and sponsors.

– To lead projects on behalf of Global Alliance to enhance the public relations profession worldwide.

– Be well-versed in Global Alliance objectives and supportive of its broad goals.

– Be able to work in a highly diverse, multicultural environment.

– Be self-funding (or secure financial support).

– Have access to additional resources to lay at the disposal of the Global Alliance, for example, financial, research capability and sponsorship.

– Be able to add value beyond their individual contribution.

Please note the deadline for submitting a completed nomination/application is 17:00hrs GMT on 28th February 2024.

The appointed Nominations Committee have the authority to amend the above nomination terms and process without notice subject to the approval of Global Alliance Executive Board.


2024 Nomination Committee appointed by Global Alliance Executive Board in compliance with Global Alliance’s Nomination Committee Policy and Bylaws are:

Chair: José Manuel Velasco – Dircom – Spanish Association of Communication Directors – Spain – Europe

Members: Irene Lungu Chipili – Zambia Institute of Public Relations and Communication – Zambia (Africa)

Jaffri Amin Osman – Institute Public Relations Malaysia – Malaysia (Asia Pacific)

Gladys Díaz – Puerto Rico Public Relations Association – Puerto Rico (America)

On behalf of Global Alliance Executive Board, I would like to encourage all candidates to seek nomination and wish you our very best wishes.


Yours Sincerely,

José Manuel Velasco

Immediate Past-Chair

Chair of the Nomination Committee

Global Alliance for Public Relations and Communication Management