Kia ora, gidday, kiorana, Talofa, mālō e lelei, bula, namaste, fakalofa lahi atu, mālo ni, fakatalofa atu!

Dear members of AIB Oceania

I write to invite and encourage nominations for election to the Executive Board of AIB Oceania for the coming three-year term, January 2024 to December 2026.

The Executive Board – or leadership team – of AIB Oceania is a collegial endeavour and responsible for setting the overall direction of our regional chapter of AIB and developing specific policies and actions to achieve that vision. Please see:

All positions are open for election (except the immediate past president) and include:

  • President/Chair
  • Secretary
  • Treasurer
  • Or may be combined as Secretary/Treasurer
  • 4 Vice Presidents
  • 2 ordinary members who are presently Higher Degree (Doctoral) Research Candidates or who completed their PhD within the past three years.

Please complete the attached form for nomination of candidates for election to the Executive Board. Note that the form must be signed by two AIB Oceania members and include the written consent of the candidate. Each candidate must be a continuing member of AIB and should not concurrently hold a position on the executive group of a similar scholarly international business organisation.

If the number of nominations received is equal to the number of vacancies to be filled, or insufficient nominations are received, the persons nominated will be deemed to be elected. If the number of nominations exceeds the number of vacancies to be filled, a ballot will be held at a date to be confirmed.

Please email the completed nomination form to the Secretary-Treasurer and a short CV or bio of the candidate to Dr Virginia Cathro ( no later than 5pm (NZ time) Monday 6 November 2023.

Feel free to contact the current President/Chair, Maureen Benson-Rea ( or Secretary/Treasurer Virginia Cathro ( with any queries.

All the best,


President/Chair, Academy of International Business Oceania Chapter

Head of Discipline of International Business

He Manga Tauhokohoko | University of Auckland Business School

Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland 1142 | Aotearoa New Zealand

To download Nomination Form click here