Board Elections

Call for Nominations: Cochrane Governing Board members

Deadline: 20 June 2017 

  • Two internal members
  • Three external members
  • One Co-Chair

We invite you to apply to lead the organization to 2020 and beyond.

Due to the expiry of current terms of existing Governing Board members, we are seeking to elect two (2) internal members from the Cochrane community; appoint three (3) external members; and appoint one (1) Co-Chair to replace Lisa Bero, who is stepping down from her post after four years of outstanding service.  The new Co-Chair will work with current Co-Chair, Cindy Farquhar.

You must have strong leadership skills, vision and expertise, able to play a pivotal role in Cochrane’s future success. You will bring high levels of personal integrity to the role and a commitment to working in a multi-cultural, geographically diverse organization. You must be able to challenge and debate constructively, whilst exemplifying mutual trust and respect for other Board members. Candidates who have not served at a board/director level before are welcome to apply.

  • Internal members will be members drawn from the Cochrane community. To stand for election as an internal candidate, please visit the internal candidate election page.
  • External members will be members from outside the Cochrane community and/or those who do not currently hold a staff, editorial or leadership position in any Cochrane Group. To stand for appointment as an external candidate, please visit the external candidate appointment page.
  • Anyone who holds or has held a leadership position in Cochrane is eligible to apply for the position of Co-Chair. To stand for appointment as Co-Chair, please visit the Co-Chair appointment page.

Important Dates 

The deadline for nominations is the end of the day on Tuesday 20 June 2017 in any timezone. 

2 May Call for nominations opens
20 June Deadline for nominations
21 June – 21 July Board teleconference to appoint external members and Co-Chairs, for ratification by Cochrane members at the 2017 Annual General Meeting
26 June Candidate statements for internal candidates posted
3 July Internal candidate voting opens 
24 July Deadline for internal voting
27 July All results announced

The term of the newly elected members of the Board will begin on the date that the election results are announced, 27 July 2017. All members must be available to travel to Cape Town, South Africa, for the Board’s meeting 10-12 September 2017, and are invited to stay on to attend the Global Evidence Summit, 13-16 September 2017. 

Questions about any aspect of the process should be sent to for the attention of Lucie Binder, Senior Advisor to the CEO, and Electoral Officer for this election and appointment process.