Policy review committee

Role of committee

The Policy Review Committee is a regular standing committee of the International Executive Board (IEB) responsible for advising the board on matters relating to the board’s policy infrastructure and processes to ensure it remains relevant, accessible and up-to-date.


  • Annual review of the associations bylaws, policy manual and committee terms of reference documents and recommend revisions as required; Review bylaws, the IABC Policy Manual and associated Terms of Reference documents – using the yearly IABC Policy Audit checklist – and recommend revisions as required;
  • At the request of the IABC Chair, evaluate effectiveness of governance documents, processes and policies as they arise – to ensure that they enhance rather than hinder strategy delivery – and recommend changes as required.


Victor Zalakos – Chair | Victor Zalakos is the change and comms guy™, a change and communications consultant living in Canberra, Australia. Victor is a passionate agent for change – bringing simplicity and certainty to a changing world. Victor has managed successful change programs in a diverse range of clients in consumer electronics, government, utilities and manufacturing. He holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a master’s in organisational change and communication. Victor is a pragmatist, optimist, creative thinker and devil’s advocate. His background in engineering, marketing, psychology and business, coupled with boundless enthusiasm, makes him a potent agent for change. Victor is also President of the Canberra [Australia] chapter of the IABC.

Zora Artics_Updated Headshot Zora Artis –  Past Chair | Zora Artis, GAICD is the founder and managing director of Zora Artis Consulting in Melbourne, Australia, which provides business planning and marketing, branding and communication consultancy services from strategic development and workshop facilitation through to tactical implementation and evaluation to brands and agencies alike. Zora is the Immediate Past President of IABC Victoria, a Gold Quill winner and recipient of the IABC 2015 Chairman’s Award. She has served on a number of not-for-profit boards and committees, and is a Company Directors graduate with the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Zora has a Masters of Commerce, a Masters of Marketing and a Bachelor of Business (Tourism).

SHunter_Profile_June 2016Sharon Hunter – IEB Liaison |  Sharon Hunter is a marketing communication consultant with more than 20 years’ experience serving an international clientele with a focus on professional services and training across the private and non-profit sectors. As senior communications advisor for student services at Concordia University, she oversees multi-channel engagement strategies focused on the student experience journey. An active volunteer, she supports communication skills and career mentoring initiatives for students and young professionals. Hunter served six years at award-winning IABC/Montreal, was named Chapter Leader of the Year 2013 for her community partnerships work and served three years on the IEB (2013-15), two as an Executive Committee member and recent liaison for the Academy.

Elena Mappus

IABC staff liaison:
Kirsten Peterson, Governance & Foundation Manager