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Victorian Fisheries Authority, Board Directors

VFA_AR | Sport and recreation

Posted on 08 May 2023
Closed on 28 May 2023


Sessional, 2-3 years
Monthly, 1-2 hour meetings
Melbourne - CBD
Less than $10,000

About the board

The VFA is an independent statutory authority, reporting to the Minister for Outdoor Recreation, The Hon. Sonya Kilkenny MP. The VFA was established to manage Victoria's fisheries resources and boating infrastructure. The VFA works closely with many stakeholders to deliver three core outcomes: sustainable fishing and aquaculture; clear resource access and sharing arrangements; and increased economic, social, and cultural value.

About the role

Expressions of interest are sought for Board Directors for the Victorian Fisheries Authority (VFA) for a term of up to three years.

Please refer to the Candidate Brief for further information about the role and requirements of VFA Directors, and for the Expression of Interest application form. To discuss this position, please contact Ms Kathryn Harper, Partner on 0413 735 442, Ms Megan Crow, Research Associate on 0499 628 005 or email Amrop Carmichael Fisher is assisting the Department in this appointment.

Who we're looking for

To be considered for a Board position, you need expertise in one or more of the following areas:

  • legal practice
  • Aboriginal culture and identity as it relates to fishing and fisheries
  • public administration or governance
  • natural resource management
  • fisheries management
  • recreational boating
  • financial management, audit, and risk
  • stakeholder engagement
  • leadership and business management, including human resources
  • communications
  • marine or freshwater science
  • fishing industry operations
  • recreational fishing

The positions also require Directors who will bring integrity; demonstrated honesty; a track record of acting in good faith and in the best interests of the organisation; the ability to listen, analyse, think clearly and work well with others; and a willingness to attend all meetings, ask questions and contribute in a responsible way. Previous board experience is highly regarded but not essential.

What you need to apply

Applications including the completed Expression of Interest application form and your Curriculum Vitae are to be submitted online by visiting ‘Join a public boardExternal Link ’ or by forwarding to referencing KH-006542 in the subject line.

Expressions of interest close at midnight on Sunday 28 May 2023.

The Victorian Government is committed to ensuring its public entity boards and committees reflect the diversity of Victoria’s community. Suitably qualified women, Indigenous Australians, people with a disability, people with culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, and trans and gender diverse people are strongly encouraged to apply.

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