Election of ALTO Board members 2021 – AGM

The ALTO Annual General Meeting is held online on 5th November 2021, and this year an Election of ALTO officers is due to take place during the meeting.

Juan Manuel Elizalde (Board member and Treasurer representing associations on the Board) is coming to the end of his third three-year term since being elected in October 2012. He has confirmed his intention to run at the election again, putting himself forward as a candidate; however his position on the Board is open for election.

Jonathan Quinn (Board member representing schools on the Board) was elected in November 2015 and is coming up to the end of his second term later this year. He is also putting himself forward for re-election, nevertheless his 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 2 agents (Maria Castro and Selim Dervish) and 2 schools (Leanne Linacre and David Brown) therefore the 2 positions open for election can be filled by a(n):

  • Agent
  • School
  • Association
  • 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 6th October 2021, 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 6th October 2021)

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    (deadline to submit 6th October 2021)