At the inaugural Annual General Meeting of the Institute of Journalists Malaysia, held at Commonwealth House, Kuala Lumpur, on 26th September 2014, members elected the first Board of Governors. They are:
Lim Huiying , Tashny Sukumaran
(Alternate member: Esther Chandran)
Amirul Ruslan , Leong Hon Yuen
(Alternate member: vacant)
Boo Su-Lyn , Joseph Sipalan
(Alternate member: Alyaa Alhadjhri)
Periodicals, freelance and other journalists:
Teoh El Sen – (nominated from the floor to fill vacant uncontest position)
(Alternate member: Michelle Tam – nominated from the floor)
In accordance with the constitution of the Institute of Journalists Malaysia, one-third of the Board will retire after the first year, another one-third after the second year, and the remaining members will serve the full term of three years.
Members of the Board who retire from the inaugural Board in the first year and second year may offer themselves for re-election.