National Board Nominations

Nominations for the 2017 SMA Board are now closed.  SMA Members now have the opportunity to vote for their preferred SMA Board candidates. Voting details and instructions are listed below.

As part of the revised SMA Board structure four (4) Director positions will be vacated for re-election at the SMA AGM at the 2017 Sports Medicine Australia at the Westin Resort, Langkawi, Malaysia on Saturday 28 October 2017.

This represents a great opportunity to those with the skills, expertise and enthusiasm to make a difference to one of the world’s great multidisciplinary sports medicine organisations.

Nominees must be current full professional members of SMA and you must be nominated by a full professional member of SMA.


Below are the 2017 Nominees for the SMA National Board (Please click on the link to view their profile)

Professor Caroline Finch

Dr Andrew Jowett

Susan Maxwell Eaton

Dr Nirmala Perera

Dr Andrew Welsh



Any full professional member of SMA can vote in the SMA Board election. If you are uncertain of your membership status please contact or call 1800 685 684.

How to Vote

Casting your vote can be done via two methods:

I.            Via attending the AGM on Saturday 28th October 2017 (please note that this will be held at the Westin Resort, Langkawi, Malaysia). Members in attendance may cast their vote at the AGM by completing the ballot slip which will be available at the AGM.


II.            Via the completion of the official proxy form and appointing a proxy to vote on your behalf. You may nominate a proxy or appoint the meeting chair to vote on your behalf. The official proxy form is available to be downloaded.

Anyone in receipt of completed proxy forms will need to submit them via one of the following methods:

  1. Electronically, no later than 48 hours prior to the commencement of the AGM to the returning officer – SMA CEO, Anthony Merrilees via
  2. Hard copy form to the returning officer (SMA CEO) no later than the commencement of the 2017 AGM.

Please Note

Each SMA Full professional member may only cast one ballot.

Candidates that receive the most votes will be elected to the SMA Board for a two (2) year term.

Additional information on voting in the SMA Board elections is available by contacting or calling 1800 685 684