On behalf of the ORCID Board and staff, thank you to everyone who submitted nominations and participated in this year’s Board election process, especially the members of our Nominating Committee. With the election now concluded, the following have been elected to the ORCID Board to serve a three-year term starting in 2024:
Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe, Professor, University of Illinois (Second Term, United States)
María Soledad Bravo Marchant, Executive Secretary CINCEL Consortium, Agencia Nacional de Investigación y Desarrollo – Chile (Chile)
César Augusto Rendón-Valencia, CEO, Consortia SAS (Colombia)
Ellen Tise, Senior Director of Library and Information Services, Stellenbosch University (South Africa)
Alla Zharinova, Acting Director, State Scientific and Technical Library of Ukraine (Ukraine)
Judi Zielke, Chief Executive Officer, Australian Research Council (ARC) (Australia)
Please join us in congratulating the successful candidates and welcoming them to the ORCID Board.
ORCID holds Board member elections for about a third of the board seats every year, following an open recommendation and nominations process. This year, the Nominating Committee was chaired with great dedication by ORCID Board Member Heath Marks. The Committee reviewed 21 well-qualified nominations for member Board seats.
The Nominating Committee aimed to put forward a diverse slate of candidates driven by ORCID’s mission and inspired by ORCID’s strategic themes. The Committee was pleased to have nominations from candidates with the skills and experience specifically requested to better balance the existing Board this year, namely the ability to advocate on behalf of ORCID in their region, expertise in finance, technology, marketing, and/or communications, as well as experience in organizational governance. The Committee also ensured that the Board, as per our bylaws, retained a majority of representatives of non-profit members.
The Nominating Committee’s slate of candidates was reviewed by the Board at its October 2023 meeting, announced in this blog post by Heath Marks, and sent directly to ORCID members via our newsletter and an email to all voting contacts in member organizations.
Of the 1,339 members eligible to vote in the 2024 Board elections, 385 (29%) cast votes, above the 10% participation threshold needed for the election to be valid. Of those members casting ballots, 368 (96%) voted in favor of the slate, 13 (3%) abstained, and 4 (1%) voted against the ballot. The election results were certified at 16:35 UTC on 11 December 2023.
Please accept my thanks if you participated in the election, and join me in congratulating our new Board members on their election.