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Board Vacancies: Request for Expressions of Interest

Equestrian Australia (EA), as the recognised national sporting organisation that represents the Olympic equestrian disciplines, is the peak body for the administration of equestrian sports in Australia.

EA is a federated organisation with a national body, six state branches and one territory branch and supporting committees which manage the Olympic disciplines of Eventing, Dressage, Show Jumping and Para Equestrian, the international disciplines of Endurance, Vaulting, Carriage Driving, and Reining and the national disciplines of Show Horse and Interschool.

To date, Australian equestrians have won nine Gold, four Silver and eight Bronze medals at the Olympic and Paralympic Games. Our athletes have achieved great victories at peak international Equestrian events, and as a result, Australia has earned the reputation as an elite equestrian nation.

EA provides leadership, pathways and safe participation for the equestrian community, and seeks to be known for excellence in sporting conduct and horse welfare. As with all sports, EA is seeking to achieve greater success, engagement, and relevance in modern society. It is pursuing renewal in an environment of declining resources and increasing regulation and competition. It is driving this change through four strategic themes: excellence in risk management and compliance, the equestrian discipline pathways that meet all participants needs, operational sustainability and efficiency, and a review of structure and culture.

Expressions of interest are sought to fill three casual vacancies and one appointed athlete position as Non-executive Directors on the Board of Equestrian Australia.

Board work is comprehensive, giving the benefit of Directors’ experience, capacity and capability to support key operational activities and as well as core governance functions.

We are seeking applicants who have knowledge and experience of equestrian sports as well as the ability to work collegiately and cooperatively. Successful applicants will have leadership and management skills, empathy, common sense, and intellectual agility and personal commitment to making a difference through sound governance and "hands-on" implementation.

Ideally, applicants will have demonstrated experience or qualifications as a company director, and/or general business and management experience combined with a working knowledge of one or more of the equestrian disciplines.

We also seek expertise in one or more specialist areas, including:

  • Finance and accounting
  • Stakeholder engagement, marketing and communication
  • IT
  • Risk management
  • Fundraising and corporate sponsorship
  • Corporate governance and strategy
  • Government relations, corporate affairs and issue management

EA is also seeking an Athlete Director to be appointed for a three-year term.

The Athlete Director must be:

  • an active athlete in that he or she is currently competing, or
  • has competed, in the sport at a national or international level; and
  • is over the age of 18 years.

Ideally, the Athlete Director will have experience at Olympic or World Equestrian Games level. The Athlete Director may sit on the High Performance Panel as an EA Board representative and may be involved in other Board working groups.

It is anticipated that the Athlete Director will display the personal qualities and have many of the professional attributes of any Company Director.

The EA Board operates and aspires to the highest levels of integrity, openness and transparency. Directors will be expected to sign a letter committing to these principles and compliance with the Board Charter, including confidentiality obligations.

Directors must be financial members of a branch of Equestrian Australia.

Copies of the EA Constitution, the EA Strategy, the Board Charter and other relevant information is available on the EA website.

Applicants are asked to provide a letter of application and a CV, marked Board Confidential, to the EA CEO and email it to ([email protected]) by 5pm on Monday 8 June 2020.


Company Secretary (Volunteer)

Equestrian Australia (EA) is the peak body for the administration of Equestrian Sport in Australia. The organisation manages four Olympic / Paralympic sports and four non-Olympic sports. The commitment to success is encouraged at every level of the sport and is reflected in world-class results at Olympic level. As a result, Australia has earned a reputation as an elite Equestrian nation.

We are currently seeking a qualified company secretary.

Key responsibilities include:

  • To provide administrative support to the Board of Directors.
  • Call for and prepare the agendas, minutes and active action register lists distributing the same for Board meetings and following up with Board members to ensure outcomes are completed.
  • Attend all Board meetings (8 p.a. comprising F2F generally held in Sydney and teleconferences as required) and the AGM (F2F).
  • Ensure all ASIC compliance responsibilities are completed by the Finance Manager.
  • Maintain a register of the Company Seal.
  • Maintain a register of Board decisions made by circular resolution.
  • Co-ordinate the AGM (and any EGM) processes and draft and publish the AGM and any EGM minutes.

A job description can be requested from the Executive Assistant or the Chief Executive Officer.

To apply please send your CV with a covering letter outlining your suitability to the attention of Andrew Hamilton, Acting Chief Executive Officer via email: lynet[email protected] 

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