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Non-Executive Director

+ Charles Sturt University is seeking to appoint two eligible external candidates to its University Council

Applications for this role closed 12pm Wednesday 15th May.


Established in 1989, Charles Sturt University (CSU) is the largest regionally-based university in Australia, enrolling nearly 43,000 students from across Australia and more than 120 countries around the world. CSU is a leader in online-supported distance learning and the largest – and one of the most experienced – providers of courses delivered by innovative online education. At CSU, we believe in making a difference.

We are proud of our international research across many disciplines, including agricultural science, horticultural production, food and wine sciences, crop and pasture production, veterinary science, animal production, education, curriculum and pedagogy, environmental science, applied ethics, philosophy, religious studies, criminology, nursing and marketing.

CSU is a statutory corporation established by the NSW government and as such provides the University with independence from direct State control of its activities and programs by vesting the powers and functions of the university in an independent Board – the University Council.

The University is seeking to appoint two eligible external candidates to its University Council with experience in one or more of the following areas:
  • Academic governance;
  • Governance and management in the multi-dimensions of the medical space; and/or
  • Institutional philanthropy.
All applicants must demonstrate how they possess the following key personal attributes:
  • Accountability and integrity
  • Innovation and entrepreneurship
  • Sound judgment
  • Self-confidence
  • Effective working with a team
  • Excellent networking ability
  • Commitment to free intellectual inquiry and higher education, research and regional development.
Alongside this, it is important candidates embody the University Values of insightful, inclusive, impactful and inspiring.

The University Council is committed to ensuring its composition appropriately reflects the broader community and accordingly encourages applications from all genders, Indigenous and Torres Strait Islanders and people with a strong understanding of and connection to rural and regional Australia.

 

Non-Executive Director

+ MLA is seeking to appoint three Non-Executive Directors to its Board.


Applications closed Friday 31st May.




MLA delivers research, development and marketing services to Australia’s cattle, sheep and goat producers. MLA is a public company limited by guarantee and has approximately 50,000 livestock producer members who have stakeholder entitlements in the company. MLA strives to be the recognised leader in delivering world-class research, development and marketing outcomes that benefit Australian cattle, sheep and goat producers.

The MLA Board provides strategic guidance and effective oversight of the management and performance of MLA in delivering its strategy. The Board operates under mature corporate governance and risk management frameworks to ensure producer levies, government matching dollars and partner funds are invested effectively and in the right areas.

As a skills-based Board and in line with specific requirements, candidates with extensive skills and experience in at least one of the following areas are encouraged to apply:
  • Knowledge and connections across the Agri-food ecosystem including RDC sector, government and research providers, and demonstrated experience in food value adding
  • Extensive experience in technology and innovation, logistics, data and integrity systems, entrepreneurship and legal
  • Broad production experience, running a multi-faceted enterprise with a proven track record in strategic thinking and precision agriculture

All candidates must have a genuine interest in, and a broad understanding of, the Australian red meat and livestock industry, strong business acumen, financial literacy, a sound understanding of good governance and well-developed communication skills ensuring a collaborative approach is highly regarded.

MLA is committed to providing an environment which respects and promotes equality and diversity to better reflect their sector. As a result, MLA would welcome and encourage all suitably qualified candidates to apply.

The expected time commitment will be a minimum of 50 days per year to include scheduled Board meetings, additional committee responsibilities, teleconferences and travel etc.

 

Northern Director

+ GrainGrowers is calling for nominations for one Northern region Director to fill a casual vacancy for an initial term of 2 years.

Applications closed Friday 31st May.




Grain Growers Limited (GrainGrowers) is an independent, technically resourced, grain grower representative organisation with 17,500 members across Australia.
 
The Board of GrainGrowers comprises six grower Directors, two elected from each of three regions, Northern, Southern and Western and two Independent Directors.
 
At this time the Board is calling for nominations for one Northern region Director to fill a casual vacancy for an initial term of 2 years.
 
To qualify candidates must:
  • Be a member of GrainGrowers
  • Be resident or in the business of grain production in the Northern Region (north of Dubbo, NSW, Queensland).
  • Have a positive disposition to the further development of Australia’s grains industry
 
It would be highly regarded for applicants to have a proven track record of success at board or committee level. You will possess a solid understanding of governance, have an enquiring and strategic mind, and behave in a collegiate manner.
 
Other desirable skillsets for consideration include:
  1. Industry policy development and representation
  2. Industry and organisational strategy
  3. Member engagement
  4. Audit and accounting
 
The appointee will be highly motivated to contribute to the growth and development of this dynamic and contemporary member-based organisation.

 

Southern Directors

+ GrainGrowers is calling for nominations for two Southern region Director positions.

Applications closed Friday 31st May.

Grain Growers Limited (GrainGrowers) is an independent, technically resourced, grain grower representative organisation with 17,500 members across Australia.
 
The Board of GrainGrowers comprises six grower Directors, two elected from each of three regions, Northern, Southern and Western and two Independent Directors.
 
In May 2019, the Board is calling for nominations for two Southern region Director positions.
 
To qualify candidates must:
  • Be a member of GrainGrowers 
  • Be resident or in the business of grain production in the Southern Region (south of Dubbo, NSW, Victoria and Tasmania).
  • Have a positive disposition to the further development of Australia’s grains industry
It would be highly regarded for applicants to have proven track record of success at board or committee level. You will possess a solid understanding of governance, have an enquiring and strategic mind, and behave in a collegiate manner.
 
Other desirable skillsets for consideration include:
  1. Industry policy development and representation
  2. Industry and organisational strategy
  3. Member engagement
  4. Audit and accounting
 
The appointees will be highly motivated to contribute to the growth and development of this dynamic and contemporary member-based organisation.

 

General Manager – Business Centre

+ Newly created GM of Business Centre with leading services business, CBD fringe. Game changer for lead gen opportunities, reports to CEO in dynamic biz

  • Newly created General Manager role, lead gen focus within services industry
  • Strategic focus to build and manage tech stack, people, methodology and metrics
  • Dynamic business, A++ leaders and extensive involvement with business owners
Pacific Search Partners have been exclusively retained to support our client in appointing the newly created role of General Manager – Business Centre (GM). Our client is a highly visible and recognisable sales and services business, based in the Richmond / South Yarra precinct. With a headcount approaching 800 people, they have enjoyed outstanding recent business growth and strong brand development metrics. The time is now to re-engineer their sales pipeline by launching a new lead generation business unit for which this GM will report to the Chief Executive Officer and form part of the senior management team for the corporate entity.

This is a genuine leadership role which is highly visible within the organisation. As a greenfield site within an established business, we seek a GM with confidence and curiosity to build the best possible solution from the ground up. The role requires a leader who will invest in relationships and is aspirational in their standards and vision for the brand. The GM will need to display a proven track record in leading call centre operations (outbound), strong appreciation for technology in lead gen settings and the ability to effectively manage Gen Z & Y staff members. The scope of the role is broad, and will be managed according to agreed strategic business plans and targets. Core responsibilities have been defined as:
  • Premises & Infrastructure: Scoping and leasing of premises for the new business unit, including fit-out and enterprise planning for future growth within the team;
  • Technology: Business case development, analysis and recommendation for call centre software and hardware to partner with incumbent CRM system; ongoing management of vendors for customer support and equipment optimisation;
  • HR and resourcing: Creation of resourcing plans, development of recruitment strategies and performance management initiatives for the team;
  • Training & Development: Design of professional development program to upskill operators from induction through to business leadership roles; independent audit and quality assurance programs to measure adherence to internal benchmarks;
  • Operations: Day-to-day oversight of outbound calling operations including coaching and mentoring of team members;
  • Performance Reporting & metric development: Development of metric reporting dashboard to track success factors resulting in positive lead gen outcomes;
  • Internal Stakeholder management and business engagement: Detailed consultations and knowledge transfer with current sales force, showing empathy and respect for existing processes whilst proving the long-term viability of the new model; &
  • External Stakeholder management: Management of 3rd party vendor relationships with technology and service providers pivotal to effective running of the Business Centre.
To be successful in securing this unique role, the successful candidate will preferably be tertiary qualified in Business, Human Resources or Information systems (or similar) commensurate with a leadership role of this nature. They will display broad commercial acumen, and extensive experience providing strategic leadership and influencing change in a professional services or sales environment. They will have previously led teams in high performing call centres, and have excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Intellectually curious, they will also have an innate understanding of the technology mix that underpins a contact centre in 2019 and beyond.
 
Our client is an equal opportunity employer, committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace with each application assessed on its individual merits. Prior to an offer being made, the successful GM candidate will need to undertake a national police check, professional reference checking and certification of educational qualifications.
 
The organisation has appointed Tom Hutchinson from Pacific Search Partners as their advising consultant on this search. Confidential enquiries regarding the role can be directed to him on +61 3 9631 1500.

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