Election of ALTO Board members 2022 – AGM

The ALTO Annual General Meeting is held in Berlin on 30th October 2022, and this year an Election of ALTO officers is due to take place during the meeting.

Leanne Linacre (Board member and Chair representing schools on the Board)

David Brown (Board member representing schools on the Board)

Maria Castro (Board member representing agents on the Board)

Selim Dervish (Board member representing agents on the Board)

are coming to the end of their three-year term and their position on the Board is open for election.

According to the Constitution at least two members of the Board must be from language travel organisations that primarily engage in business as agents, at least two members must be from either language schools or from language course providers, and two members will be from any membership organisation representing an agency, a school, a national association, an accrediting agency  or a service provider.

No category can have more than 3 representatives on the Board at the same time. We have 1 association (Juan Manuel Elizalde) and 1 school representative (Jonathan Quinn) therefore the 4 positions open for election can be filled by:

  • 2 x Agent
  • 2 x School
  • 1 x Association
  • 1 x Service provider (with minimum 2 consecutive years of membership)

The election will be by simple majority vote by the Full Members, the Associate Non-Trading Members and the Associate Trading Members of ALTO. The quorum is 20% of the members present or represented by proxy.

The ALTO Board would like to invite highly engaged members to submit their Candidacy form by 30th September 2022, see right rail. All ALTO members will receive a list of the Candidates together with their short bio three weeks prior to the AGM.

All Candidacies must be supported by 2 existing ALTO members, who can submit their Nomination form online as well, see right rail.


(deadline to complete 30th September 2022)

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    (deadline to submit 30th September 2022)