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Non-Executive Directors

Meat & Livestock Australia Limited (MLA) is seeking to appoint three Non-Executive Directors to its Board.

MLA delivers research, development and marketing services to Australia’s cattle, sheep and goat producers and in so doing, supports the development of regional Australia. MLA is a public company limited by guarantee and has approximately 50,000 livestock producer members.

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 to ensure the continuing prosperity of this important Australian industry.

As a skills-based Board, candidates with experience and extensive commercial skills in any of the following areas are encouraged to apply:

Role 1 – Extensive knowledge of modern livestock supply chain systems, product integrity & value adding

Role 2 – Knowledge & connection across the Agri-food industry including RDC sector extension & adoption

Role 3 – Practical experience & understanding of sustainability frameworks, carbon & natural capital measurements & improvement opportunities

All candidates must have a genuine interest in, and a broad understanding of, the Australian Red Meat and Livestock industry, strong business acumen supported by demonstrable strategic aptitude, financial literacy, a sound understanding of good governance and well-developed communication skills. Key industry issues include animal welfare, sustainability, community and consumer perceptions, market access, commercialising R&D and accelerating adoption.

The expected time commitment will be a minimum of 50 days per year to include scheduled Board meetings, additional committee responsibilities, video conferences and travel etc. MLA is committed to providing an environment which respects and promotes equality and diversity to better reflect their sector and the industry’s key markets.

MLA welcomes and encourages all suitably qualified candidates to apply. For further information on MLA and an information pack outlining the application process, please refer to http://www.mla.com.au/directorguidelines

To express your interest, email your application and CV to consultant@pacificsearch.com.au quoting MLA in the subject box, and/or call (03) 9631 1500 for a confidential discussion.

Closing date: Sunday 19th June 2022

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Chief Executive Officer

Lead the organisation on a path of growth and transformation
  • Outstanding leadership opportunity
  • Drive innovation and lead step change
  • Deliver results in a dynamic and complex sector

Defence Health is a long-established private health insurer, being one of the first insurers to begin operations when the National Health Act was passed in 1953. It is a fund dedicated to its purpose to protect the health of those who protect our country.

Defence Health is a not-for-profit health insurer. This allows it to focus on maximising benefits for members and activities that support them, rather than profits for shareholders or foreign owners. It currently insures over 300,000 people nationally, through more than 146,000 policies.

Business operations are governed by the Private Health Insurance Act 2007 and Private Health Insurance (Prudential Supervision) Act 2015. The Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) regulates and monitors the company’s activities, capital adequacy and governance standards.

CEO responsibilities

The Chief Executive Officer will be responsible to the Board for the overall management and performance of the Company in accordance with the strategy, plans and policies approved by the Board and ensuring its compliance with applicable laws and regulations.

In particular, the Chief Executive Officer’s responsibilities will include:

  • Ensuring the best interests of the Defence Health members are at the heart of all decision making,
  • Providing outstanding leadership to the Defence Health executive team and staff around motivation, development, performance and reward,
  • Taking a strong leadership role in the Private Health Insurance sector, with Constitutional Members and contributors, with Government and within Industry forums,
  • Actively foster and maintain a company culture that reflects Defence Health values and the Employer of Choice status of Defence Health,
  • Facilitating the development of strategic plans taking account of the resources available to the Company, the interests of contributors, economic and industry trends, government policy initiatives and competitor activity,
  • Ensuring that the Company’s risk management, compliance and control systems are operating efficiently and effectively in all material respects,
  • Ensuring that the Company’s financial accounts present a true and fair view of the Company’s financial condition and operational results,
  • Ensuring that the Company complies with all statutory and regulatory requirements.

To deliver on these responsibilities you will be:

  • A CEO with the highest level of commercial acumen,
  • A CEO with vision, integrity, intelligence and focus,
  • A CEO who can drive innovation and generate value for Members,
  • A CEO with outstanding communication and influencing skills,
  • An inspirational leader and team builder…with more than a touch of humility,
  • An experienced relationship builder and stakeholder manager.

Most importantly, the CEO will have well-developed emotional intelligence and a high degree of self-awareness. You will be a CEO who can focus on substance and with a deep sense of purpose.

Pacific Search Partners has been retained exclusively by Defence Health to advise on this search. For a confidential discussion call René Johnson on 03 9631 1500.

Applications close Thursday March 31, 2022

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Non-Executive Director (Science, R&D and Crop Breeding)

Seeking an experienced Non-Executive Director specialising in Science and R&D

InterGrain Pty Ltd was formed in October 2007 when the Western Australian State Government and the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) elected to privatise the long-standing and highly successful Department of Agriculture and Food Western Australia wheat breeding program.

In 2009/10 the shareholders saw a further opportunity to expand InterGrain, transferring the barley breeding program from DAFWA to InterGrain. A program that had been delivering productive varieties to WA growers for over 50 years.

InterGrain’s shareholders are the WA State Government (58%) and GRDC (42%). InterGrain employs 55+ staff and has offices in Perth and Horsham. They also have marketing staff based in Northam, Adelaide and Wagga Wagga.

InterGrain are seeking to appoint a suitably qualified and experienced candidate who can provide high level strategic input into Board deliberations in relation to at least one of the following functional competencies at the required skill level:

  • Skilled and experienced in guiding and influencing the development and implementation of crop breeding strategies, understanding of farming systems, and knowledge of grower decision making drivers
  • Skilled and experienced in guiding and influencing research and development and an innovation agenda (with a focus on plant science) including research program governance and oversight, understanding of new technologies and tools, and knowledge/experience in IP and commercialisation of technologies.

Pacific Search Partners has been exclusively retained to conduct this search. To express your interest please email your CV to consultant@pacificsearch.com.au. For a confidential discussion, please contact Rene Johnson on +61 3 9631 1500.

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Non-Executive Director (Grower)

Seeking an experienced Grower Non-Executive Director

InterGrain Pty Ltd was formed in October 2007 when the Western Australian State Government and the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) elected to privatise the long-standing and highly successful Department of Agriculture and Food Western Australia wheat breeding program.

In 2009/10 the shareholders saw a further opportunity to expand InterGrain, transferring the barley breeding program from DAFWA to InterGrain. A program that had been delivering productive varieties to WA growers for over 50 years.

InterGrain’s shareholders are the WA State Government (58%) and GRDC (42%). InterGrain employs 55+ staff and has offices in Perth and Horsham. They also have marketing staff based in Northam, Adelaide and Wagga Wagga.

InterGrain are seeking to appoint a suitably qualified and experienced candidate who can provide high level strategic input into Board deliberations in relation to at least one of the following functional competencies at the required skill level:

  • Sector relationships – skilled and experienced in guiding and influencing the development of WA sector relationships, leveraging networks, building strategic partnerships and participating in sector influence plans and priorities (including policy review), engagement planning and effective linkage with grain grower and trading enterprises.

Pacific Search Partners has been exclusively retained to conduct this search. To express your interest please email your CV to consultant@pacificsearch.com.au. For a confidential discussion, please contact Rene Johnson on +61 3 9631 1500.

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Director, Business Development (Gulbali Institute)

Seeking an experienced Business Development Executive specialising in Agriculture, Water and Environment research and development activities
  • Contribute to the establishment of a world leading agriculture, water and environment research Institute (Gulbali)
  • Facilitate and grow partnerships
  • Based at the Orange Campus (NSW)

Charles Sturt University, Australia’s largest regionally based university, is embarking on a period of transformational change, arguably the most significant in its history. Our research will be a key strategic pillar and we will collaborate with our partners on research with impact.

The university’s 2030 Strategy will continue to be guided by the Wiradjuri phrase, ‘Yindyamarra Winhanganha’ – creating a world worth living in.

The Director, Business Development (Gulbali Institute) will be responsible for leadership of the management of the business and operational activities of the Institute reporting to the Chief Development Officer of the university, and supporting the Executive Director of the Institute in positioning the university at the forefront of innovation and research capability, in integrated agriculture, water and environment research, grounded in the Charles Sturt University in the Murray-Darling Basin but with impact across Australia and globally. The Director, Business Development (Gulbali Institute) will assist the Executive Director with strategic planning, business development, access to grants and private sector contracts.

The role

The Director, Business Development (Gulbali Institute) will play a lead role in developing sustainable growth strategies for the Institute and broader University that ensure significant new sources of funding that will underpin a secure financial position for the University.

Working with the University’s centralised business development team, the Director, Business Development (Gulbali Institute) is the interface between the University and industry and will support business development in building a collegiate environment through promotion and linkage with the Institute (internally) and industry/community (externally), and contribute to achieving the development objectives of the University and its Partners.

Activities include: business development (i.e. commercial research partnerships) to deliver high quality industry and enterprise services, innovation and commercialisation consistent with the strategic objectives of the Charles Sturt Research and Business Development strategies.

Key result areas

  • Develop and grow the profile of Charles Sturt, through representation, engagement and the development of strong linkages with professional, industry, government and community groups relevant to the Institute’s activities;
  • Support the Executive Director of the Research Institute with the development of the Institute’s strategy, performance indicators and targets and the alignment of these with University, Government and Regional Economic growth goals;
  • Manage major University-wide projects (as relevant) and support the development of major program funding applications;
  • Provide senior leadership to support the transformation and on boarding of new partners to ensure that the university is a high-performing, responsive, collaborative, efficient and effective partner for industry, Government and non-government partners;
  • Manage the commercial agreements with industry, government and non-government organisations for delivery of the terms of the partnerships and ensure compliance and services meet the needs of partners;
  • Collaborate with executives across the university to provide expert and authoritative advice to the Executive Director, Research Institute to identify and support the university to achieve research strategy objectives;
  • Engage with policy developments and government priorities as they relate to the Research Institute;
  • Lead the planning and implementation of innovation as well as technology and other development initiatives to extend industry and social impact.

The university is committed to ensuring its employees reflect the broader community and accordingly encourages applications from all genders and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Pacific Search Partners has been exclusively retained to conduct this search. To express your interest and to receive a copy of the information pack, please email your CV to consultant@pacificsearch.com.au. For a confidential discussion, please contact Rene Johnson on +61 3 9631 1500.

Applications closed 8 May, 2022

 

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Director, Business Development (Regional Health Research Institute)

Seeking an experienced Business Development Executive specialising in regional health research and development activities.
  • Contribute to the establishment of a world leading Regional Health Research Institute (RHRI)
  • Facilitate and grow partnerships
  • Based at the Orange Campus (NSW)

Charles Sturt University, Australia’s largest regionally based university, is embarking on a period of transformational change, arguably the most significant in its history. Our research will be a key strategic pillar and we will collaborate with our partners on research with impact.

The university’s 2030 Strategy will continue to be guided by the Wiradjuri phrase, ‘Yindyamarra Winhanganha’ – creating a world worth living in.

The Director, Business Development (RHRI) will be responsible for leadership of the management of the business and operational activities of the Research Institute reporting to the Chief Development Officer of the university, and supporting the Executive Director of the Institute in positioning the university at the forefront of innovation and research capability, in health research in a regional, remote and indigenous context. The Director, Business Development (RHRI) will assist the Executive Director with strategic planning, business development, access to grants and private sector contracts.

The role

The Director, Business Development (RHRI) will play a lead role in developing sustainable growth strategies for the Institute and broader University that ensure significant new sources of funding that will underpin a secure financial position for the University.

Working with the University’s centralised Business Development team, the Director, Business Development (RHRI) is the interface between the University and industry and will support business development in building a collegiate environment through promotion and linkage with the Institute (internally) and industry/community (externally), and contribute to achieving the development objectives of the University and its Partners.

Activities include: business development (i.e. commercial research partnerships) to deliver high quality industry and enterprise services, innovation and commercialisation consistent with the strategic objectives of the Charles Sturt’s Research and Business Development strategies.

Key result areas

  • Develop and grow the profile of Charles Sturt, through representation, engagement and the development of strong linkages with professional, industry, government and community groups relevant to the Institute’s activities;
  • Support the Executive Director of the Research Institute with the development of the Institute’s strategy, performance indicators and targets and the alignment of these with University, Government and Regional Economic growth goals;
  • Manage major University-wide projects (as relevant) and support the development of major program funding applications;
  • Provide senior leadership to support the transformation and on boarding of new partners to ensure that the university is a high-performing, responsive, collaborative, efficient and effective partner for industry, Government and non-government partners;
  • Manage the commercial agreements with industry, government and non-government organisations for delivery of the terms of the partnerships and ensure compliance and services meet the needs of partners;
  • Collaborate with executives across the university to provide expert and authoritative advice to the Executive Director, Research Institute to identify and support the university to achieve research strategy objectives;
  • Engage with policy developments and government priorities as they relate to the Research Institute;
  • Lead the planning and implementation of innovation as well as technology and other development initiatives to extend industry and social impact.

The university is committed to ensuring its employees reflect the broader community and accordingly encourages applications from all genders and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Pacific Search Partners has been exclusively retained to conduct this search. To express your interest and to receive a copy of the information pack, please email your CV to consultant@pacificsearch.com.au. For a confidential discussion, please contact Rene Johnson on +61 3 9631 1500.

Applications closed 8 May, 2022

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Director, Business Development (Cyber, Security and Data Science Research Institute)

Seeking an experienced Business Development Executive specialising in Cyber, Security and Data Science research and development activities.
  • Contribute to the establishment of a world leading Cyber , Security and Data Science Research Institute (CSDS)
  • Facilitate and grow partnerships
  • Based at the Bathurst Campus (NSW)

Charles Sturt University, Australia’s largest regionally based university, is embarking on a period of transformational change, arguably the most significant in its history. Our research will be a key strategic pillar and we will collaborate with our partners on research with impact.

The university’s 2030 Strategy will continue to be guided by the Wiradjuri phrase, ‘Yindyamarra Winhanganha’ – creating a world worth living in.

The Director, Business Development (CSDS) will be responsible for leadership of the management of the business and operational activities of the Research Institute reporting to the Chief Development Officer of the University and supporting the Executive Director of the Institute in positioning the university at the forefront of innovation and research capability in cyber, data and security research in a regional, remote and indigenous context. The Director, Business Development (Cyber and IT Institute) will assist the Executive Director with strategic planning, business development, access to grants and private sector contracts.

The role

The Director, Business Development (CSDS) will play a lead role in developing sustainable growth strategies for the Institute and broader University, that ensure significant new sources of funding that will underpin a secure financial position for the University.

Working within the University’s centralised Business Development team, the Director, Business Development (CSDS) is the interface between the University and industry  and will support business development in building a collegiate environment through promotion and linkage with the Institute (internally) and industry/community (externally), and contribute to achieving the development objectives of the University and its Partners.

Activities include: business development (i.e. commercial research partnerships) to deliver high quality industry and enterprise services, innovation and commercialisation consistent with the strategic objectives of the Charles Sturt Research and Business Development strategies.

Key result areas

  • Develop and grow the profile of Charles Sturt through representation, engagement and the development of strong linkages with professional, industry, government and community groups relevant to the Institute’s activities;
  • Support the Executive Director of the Research Institute with the development of the Institute’s strategy, performance indicators and targets and the alignment of these with University, Government and Regional Economic growth goals;
  • Manage major University-wide projects (as relevant) and support the development of major program funding applications;
  • Provide senior leadership to support the transformation and on boarding of new partners to ensure that the university is a high-performing, responsive, collaborative, efficient and effective partner for industry, Government and non-government partners;
  • Manage the commercial agreements with industry, government and non-government organisations for delivery of the terms of the partnerships and ensure compliance and services meet the needs of partners;
  • Collaborate with executives across the university to provide expert and authoritative advice to the Executive Director, Research Institute to identify and support the university to achieve research strategy objectives;
  • Engage with policy developments and government priorities as they relate to the Research Institute;
  • Lead the planning and implementation of innovation as well as technology and other development initiatives to extend industry and social impact.

The university is committed to ensuring its employees reflect the broader community and accordingly encourages applications from all genders and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Pacific Search Partners has been exclusively retained to conduct this search. To express your interest and to receive a copy of the information pack, please email your CV to consultant@pacificsearch.com.au. For a confidential discussion, please contact Rene Johnson on +61 3 9631 1500.

Applications closed 8 May 2022

Technology

Chief Information Officer

Career defining CIO role leading technology for a multi-billion-dollar multinational food business.
  • Lead significant change across a complex multi-site, multi-branded business
  • Inspire a disparately located tech-team in a large-scale business transformation
  • Brisbane based role. Interstate/international relocation package available

The Organisation

Our client is a leading Multi-National Food Manufacturer with a global presence and significant operations in Australia & New Zealand. This multi-billion-dollar organisation has enjoyed a sustained period of growth and is continuing to pursue expansion, both organically and through acquisition, in Australia & New Zealand. As such they are keen to appoint an experienced Chief Information Officer (CIO) to lead and implement the regional technology strategy, continue to drive a major business transformation programme, and ensure the organisation is well equipped to meet the demands of a fast-paced industry.

The Role

The CIO’s role is to provide vision and leadership, delivering an organisational-wide technology strategy. This proven technology-leader will be responsible for driving significant change and hold ultimate accountability for the planning, management, implementation, and direction of all technology initiatives, which includes support to thousands of users throughout the region. The CIO will be a passionate leader of people able to create a vision the team can aspire to and achieve. Equally important will be this person’s ability to effectively engage all relevant senior stakeholders, ensuring technology is a trusted, value-adding partner to the business.

Responsibilities

  • Lead IT strategic and operational planning to achieve business goals by fostering innovation, prioritizing IT initiatives.
  • Plan, develop and operate core IT elements including hardware and software assets; networks; communications; client services; collaboration systems including e-mail; document management systems; and enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems.
  • Oversee design and implementation of new applications and changes to existing systems and software.
  • Develop and maintain an appropriate IT organisational structure that supports the needs of the business by establishing IT departmental goals, objectives, and operating procedures aligned with the business strategy.
  • Identify opportunities for the appropriate and cost-effective investment of financial resources in IT systems and resources, including staffing, sourcing, purchasing, and in-house development.
  • Develop, track, and control the information technology annual operating and capital budgets, business case justifications and cost/benefit analyses for IT spending and initiatives.
  • Direct development and execution of initiatives related to Information Security, risks and business continuity and communicate and promote integration with other IT members globally.

Knowledge & Experience

  • Minimum of 10 years’ experience managing and/or directing an IT operation.
  • Experience in FMCG, Food & Beverage or Manufacturing will be highly regarded.
  • Experience in strategic planning and execution with considerable knowledge of business theory, business processes, management, budgeting, and business office operations.
  • Substantial exposure to data processing, hardware platforms, enterprise software applications, and outsourced systems.
  • Experience with systems design and development from business requirements analysis through to day-to-day management with proven experience in IT planning, organisation, project management and development.
  • Experience leading technology through M&A activity; ensuring systems and processes exist to efficiently manage post-acquisition integrations.
  • Strong understanding of human resource management principles, practices, and procedures.
  • Proven leadership ability with experience managing large, disparately located teams.
  • The necessary experience and exposure to the C-suite, with a demonstrable track-record of successful stakeholder management.

 
Personal Attributes

  • Ability to present ideas in business-friendly and user-friendly language to influence decision makers.
  • Ability to motivate in a team-oriented, collaborative environment and be customer focused and service oriented.
  • An absolute bias for action and willingness to roll the sleeves up to achieve business outcomes.

This is a Brisbane based role and will require travel throughout Australia and occasional overseas travel.

Relocation assistance is available for interstate/ international candidates.

For a confidential discussion please call James Lazarus on +61 3 9631 1500.

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