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Independent Risk and Audit Committee Member

Risk and Audit Committee | Regulatory

1 day remaining
Posted on 20 November 2023
Closes on 03 December 2023


Sessional, 3 years
Bimonthly, Half day meetings
Melbourne - CBD
Sessional rates

About the board

The Department of Energy, Environment and Climate Action (the department) supports thriving, productive and sustainable communities, environments and industries. The department brings together Victoria's energy, environment, water, agriculture, forestry, resources, climate action, and emergency management functions into a single department to maximise connections between the environment, community, industry and economy. The department's challenge is to improve Victoria's liveability with a population that is expected to almost double by 2050, while responsibly tackling climate change and protecting our natural environment, infrastructure and heritage for future generations.

We are looking for an independent member to join our DEECA Risk and Audit Committee.

For more information and confidential discussion, please contact Jennifer Pequignot, Director, Governance at

Expressions of interest close midnight 3 December 2023.

The Victorian Government is committed to ensuring that government boards and committees reflect the rich diversity of the Victorian community.

We encourage applications from people of all ages, Aboriginal people, people with disability, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and from lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, gender diverse, intersex and queer people. We will provide adjustments to the recruitment process upon request.

The Victorian Government's Women on Boards commitment has been in effect since 2015 and is ensuring that all public boards have no less than 50 per cent women.

Applicants from rural and regional Victoria are also encouraged to apply.

About the role

The Department of Energy, Environment and Climate Action is seeking expressions of interest for the appointment of an independent member to join its Risk and Audit Committee (RAC) and the Commissioner for Environmental Sustainability Victoria (CES) RAC.

Who we're looking for

The applicants are expected to:

  • have knowledge and experience in financial reporting, risk management, internal and external audit.
  • understand and observe the legal requirements of the Financial Management Act 1994 (including the associated directions and requirements) and the Public Administration Act 2004.
  • have an understanding of the requirements of the Standing Directions 2018, the Victorian public sector and IT governance.

The successful candidate must demonstrate integrity, objectivity, accountability inquisitiveness, and independence of judgement.

What you need to apply

The application must include:

  • a CV that details a summary of relevant experience for this role
  • cover letter (maximum two pages) including a response to the key selection criteria; and
  • two professional references.
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