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Posted by Equestrian Australia on 15/01/2015.

Equestrian Australia Board Vacancy

Equestrian Australia is seeking a board member that will serve a term until October 2015.                                         

Position: Executive Board – Non Executive Director

Responsible to: Chairman and Board of Equestrian Australia

Remuneration: This is a voluntary role. Any reasonable out of pocket-expenses will be met in accordance with Equestrian Australia's Expenses Claim Policy.

Closing Date: Friday 16 January 2015

Selection process: applications will be reviewed by a 'Nominations Committee' which comprises two (2) EA Board members, one (1) State Chair (as appointed by the state branches) and one (1) National Discipline Chair. The Nominations Committee will submit their preferred applicant(s) to the Board who will make the appointment.

Equestrian Australia (EA) is the recognised National Sporting Organisation (NSO) for the equestrian sports of Jumping, Eventing, Driving, Show Horse, Para Equestrian, Vaulting and Dressage in Australia. EA is responsible for the development, promotion and delivery of these sports across Australia.

Equestrian Australia is currently looking to appoint a voluntary Non-Executive Director.

Your role will include:
To act as a Director of Equestrian Australia Ltd in the best interests of the Company with honesty and good faith towards its members, employees, partners, funding agencies, sponsors and of the communities within which Equestrian Australia operates.

To use personal and professional skills together with contacts, experience and judgement, acting with integrity and independence to optimise both the short and long term performance of Equestrian Australia and in particular the areas of her/his own portfolio of responsibility.

Provide technical input, advice and guidance on projects and act as a sounding board on potential issues.

Attend all Board meetings called during the year, unless prevented by exceptional circumstances.
Attend the Annual General Meeting and such other Extraordinary General Meetings as may be necessary.

We are looking for a candidate whose skills and qualities include:

• An understanding and acceptance of the legal duties, responsibilities and liabilities of a Company Director.
• Experience in corporate governance, attributes such as financial literacy and industry expertise are desirable.
• Complementary skills in areas such as accounting and finance, legal, stakeholder relations, human resources, investment, marketing and social media skills.
• A proven track record of success as a key organisational player significantly involved in delivering strategic objectives.
• Excellent strategic and analytical thinking skills combined with a practical and pragmatic mindset and a strong interest in serving the non for profit sporting sector.
• An ability to successfully manage a business(s), experience in the commercial sector.
• Team player with personal impact and superior communication skills, able to work effectively with a broadly based group and represent EA effectively externally.

How to Apply: Please forward the completed nomination form and resume template to [email protected] by COB Friday 16 January 2015.

Resume Template

Nomination Form


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