State Director and Alternate Director

BRCJV Board | Agriculture


Role length:
Part-time, 2-3 years
Bimonthly, Not specified
Melbourne - Northern Metro
Approximately $339-$418 per sitting day

About the board

AgriBio, the Biosciences Research Centre (BRC) is a world-class centre for Agricultural Biosciences Research. Established in 2008 as the result of a Joint Venture between the Victorian Government and La Trobe University. AgriBio is a $288 million Public Private Partnership (PPP) project located on site at La Trobe University which aims to deliver internationally recognised research and development outcomes for the benefit of Victoria.

About the role

The Joint Venture Board comprises three State Directors and three La Trobe University Directors with an independent Chairperson.  We are seeking expressions of interest from those who may have an interest in and are suitably qualified to be appointed as a State Director or Alternate Director.  It is expected that State Directors and Alternate Directors will have exposure to or understand PPP principles and bring contract management and/or facility management experience to effectively lead the BRC project in the current operating environment. The Alternate Director ensures that in the event of an absence of a State Director there are three attendees at Board meetings but is also encouraged to be present even with full attendance of the State Directors.

Who we're looking for

Candidates must be able to demonstrate strong management and strategic thinking capability, a very good understanding of, and experience in corporate governance, and an ability to work collaboratively with stakeholders and Government.  You will also have well developed commercial acumen, the capacity to lead, manage and oversight change and build partnerships with stakeholders to drive outcomes.  High level skills in one or more of the following will be highly regarded:  finance and investment, legal, commercial negotiations and/or contract management, facilities management, scientific operations or agriculture research.

The Victorian Government is committed to ensuring that government agencies reflect the rich diversity of the Victorian community. We encourage applications from women, people of all ages, Aboriginal people, people with disability, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, LGBTIQA+ people, and people living in rural and regional Victoria. We will provide adjustments to the recruitment process upon request.

You do not have to disclose any personal information if you do not want to, but it can help us understand how we can support you through the recruitment process and beyond. We invite you to tell us if you identify as Aboriginal, a person with disability, from a culturally or linguistically diverse background, LGBTIQA+ or a young person, aged 25 years old or less. If you identify as any of the aforementioned, we would welcome the opportunity to contact you and discuss how we can support you through the recruitment process. Sharing this information will help you access support should you need it and will also help us to better understand how we can best support you both through the application process, and upon role commencement should you be successful.

What you need to apply

Further background information on these appointments, the application process and relevant documentation can be found on the Join a Public Board website or alternatively please contact Amrop Carmichael Fisher assisting the Department in this process; Kathryn Harper, Partner, 0413 735 442, and Jordan Brown, Senior Research Associate, 0431 670 390, or via email,

Should you wish to apply to be a State Director or Alternate Director, please complete and provide the following documentation:

  • Expression of Interest; 
  • Curriculum Vitae; and
  • Cover Letter.

Applications are to be submitted to Kathryn Harper, Partner, Amrop Carmichael Fisher via email to quoting reference number “KH-002412”.

Expressions of Interest close at 11.59pm Sunday 21 January, 2024.