Call for Nominations: SIOPA seeks key leaders to progress the IO Psychology profession in Australia

Call for Nominations: SIOPA seeks key leaders to progress the IO Psychology profession in Australia

SIOPA was founded in 2016 as an independent and incorporated association to create growth, supervision and professional development opportunities for Industrial/Organisational (I/O) Psychologists and related disciplines in Australia.

In 5 years, SIOPA has established a strong member base covering 6 Australian States and Territories and has conducted more than 25 CPD events to the benefit of members and the profession.

The Society is responsibly managed for the benefit of its members, and in the best interests of the I/O Psychology profession. It is self-funded and financially robust. After successfully establishing and leading the Society for five year terms, the President and Vice President roles will be vacated in 2022 and the Board is seeking nominations for its next President and Vice President.

Organisational Psychologists who are registered in Australia and have the ability to make an impact for the profession within a voluntary leadership role are encouraged to nominate. Nominations will be accepted from any members or non-members who can meet the eligibility criteria.

Nominees will need to complete a nomination form and be assessed by the Board to ensure they can meet the eligibility criteria (SIOPA rules and bylaws are available here), and to determine their needs, expectations and support requirements if appointed.

Qualified nominees will then submit an overview of their credentials to the membership to enable a member vote to determine appointments to the office bearer positions.

Role Descriptions for the President and Vice President positions can be accessed here.

This is an exciting opportunity to facilitate the next phase of growth, development and impact of the I/O Psychology profession in Australia. SIOPA has a strong and growing membership, a self-sustaining financial position, and a proven ability to deliver relevant content and events for members around Australia. There is a strong base of support with an experienced team on the National Board and advisory committees. The current President and Vice President will each remain on the Board and actively support the new office bearers.

Nominations can be made by contacting Dr Gina Chatellier ( or 0413 419 123).