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Independent Non-Executive Director

Seeking an experienced finance professional to join the Board of a leading Melbourne based educational institution.
  • Oversee the financial performance of the organisation
  • Experienced Chair/Member of Audit & Risk
  • South East Melbourne location

The Organisation

Our client is a leading Melbourne independent school that is known for their commitment to academic excellence and innovative curriculum. This respected school has a rich history and a strong reputation for fostering a supportive and inclusive community. With a focus on holistic student development, the school offers a range of extracurricular programs and opportunities for personal growth. It is dedicated to nurturing creativity, critical thinking, and leadership skills in its students, preparing them for success in a rapidly changing world.

The Role

Our client is seeking an Independent Non-Executive Director with extensive experience in finance, accounting standards, and financial statement analysis and an empathy for education and the Independent school system. This role requires a well-trained eye for analysing management accounts and monthly finance reports to the Board. The successful candidate will also provide valuable advice on matters such as funding, debt, risk, and compliance.

The role demands a strategic thinker with a strong understanding of finance and a commitment to upholding the highest standards of corporate governance and financial integrity.

Additionally, the ideal candidate will possess the expertise to Chair the Audit, Risk & Finance Committee.

The successful candidate must demonstrate the following skills and experience:

  • Extensive experience in finance, accounting standards, and financial statement analysis,
  • Proven ability to Chair the Audit, Risk & Finance Committee,
  • Strong analytical skills for reviewing monthly finance reports,
  • Expertise in advising on funding, debt, risk, and compliance issues,
  • Chartered Accountant and/or CPA,
  • Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD) course and/or Governance Institute course (GIA),
  • Demonstrated strategic thinking and governance capabilities,
  • Commitment to upholding the highest standards of financial integrity and ethical conduct,
  • Excellent communication and stakeholder engagement skills,
  • Previous experience as a Non-Executive Director with a Not-for-Profit and/or Membership Organisation is highly desirable.

This is a pro-bono position, offering a unique opportunity for an experienced professional to contribute to the strategic direction of a highly regarded educational institution.

Serving as an Independent Non-Executive Director will not only allow you to apply and expand your expertise in finance, governance, and strategic planning but also to make a meaningful impact on the future of the school.

You will have the chance to work alongside a Board of distinguished and respected peers, engaging in high-level decision-making and thought leadership. This role provides a platform to give back to the community, shape the experiences and success of future generations, and enhance your professional network.

To express your interest, email your CV and a brief cover letter to quoting “Independent Non-Executive Director” in the subject box, and/or call (03) 9631 1500 for a confidential discussion.

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General Manager, Communications

Outstanding communications role leading a substantial team in a high-profile membership organisation

General Manager – Communications

  • Influential Executive role, reporting to Managing Director
  • 4 direct reports, team of 29
  • Role can be Sydney or Brisbane based

Our Client

Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA) works in partnership with the red meat industry and the Australian Government to deliver marketing, research and development products and services to cattle, sheep and goat producers. MLA’s core purpose is to deliver world leading outcomes that fuel global competitiveness, sustainability and producer profitability, for the enduring prosperity of the Australian red meat and livestock industry.

The Role

The General Manager – Communications is responsible for providing strategic direction and leadership to develop and implement stakeholder engagement and communication strategies that build awareness, transparency and engagement with MLA’s activities and programs.

This position will lead the engagement with Peak Councils, Federal Government and various allied industry agencies to maintain and build strong partnerships that enable the delivery of MLA’s business objectives. The position will also lead MLA’s role in developing and implementing rapid responses to issues and crises that may impact the credibility and the Australian red meat and livestock industry and of MLA.

The successful candidate will lead and develop a high performing team and foster a collaborative, values-based culture to achieve MLA’s strategic objectives. The Communication team’s scope of work includes strategic and digital communication, stakeholder engagement, and corporate affairs & media.

Key Accountabilities

  • Develop and implement MLA’s corporate communications strategies and oversee execution in order to deliver on MLA’s strategic priorities.
  • Provide ongoing advice and strategic input to the Board, Managing Director and the Leadership Team, ensuring the views and needs of stakeholders are known.
  • Develop the stakeholder engagement strategy and manage execution, coordination and the monitoring of strategy effectiveness. Ensure the integrity of the CRM system and adoption of the CRM system by MLA employees.
  • Develop and implement strategies to assist industry bodies and producers to respond to community concerns about the red meat and livestock industry. Including oversight of industry corporate affairs function.
  • Work with Business Unit heads to lead the development of the internal stakeholder engagement and communications strategy.
  • Lead the development of the annual events calendar.
  • Work with Business Units to ensure the effective promotion, communication and adoption of major products, services and innovation to members and levy payers.
  • Design, develop and implement the membership strategy to ensure ongoing growth and satisfaction.
  • Design, develop and implement the community engagement strategy.
  • Ensure effective omni-channel communication with members, levy payers, government, and other external and internal stakeholders via the leadership of a corporate communications publishing hub, delivering high quality publications, online resources and content.
  • Lead issues and crisis management including monitoring and analysis of the socio-political environment and proactive planning for key issues. Support the Industry Corporate Affairs function through data and technical advice.
  • Lead the team responsible for media management.
  • Lead the preparation for Senate Estimates, State Farming Association (SFA) meetings and manage supporting workflows to ensure key issues briefs maintained.
  • Establish and maintain a high performing engaged team and foster a values-based culture that supports knowledge sharing and collaboration.
  • As a member of the MLA Leadership Team contribute to organisation-wide strategy development and delivery.

The Person

  • Exceptional communication skills.
  • Extensive experience in developing and executing corporate communications strategy, media and issues management and government relations.
  • Extensive experience in the leadership and development of a high-performance team.
  • Ability to work under pressure, prioritise and adhere to strict, deadlines, whilst retaining sight of longer-term strategy and goals.
  • Strong influencing skills.
  • Strong project management and organisational skills.
  • Broad understanding of the Australian livestock and red meat industry and demonstrated understanding of MLA activities.
  • Capacity to work closely with MD, Leadership Team and Board of Directors.
  • Tertiary qualifications in public relations, communications, journalism or related discipline.

This role can be based in North Sydney or Brisbane with regular domestic travel required.

Applications close: Wednesday 31 July 2024.

For an initial confidential discussion with the advising consultant, René Johnson, can be contacted on +61 3 9631 1500.

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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 & extension (RD&E) 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 over 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.

All candidates must have a broad understanding of, and a genuine interest in the prosperous future of the Red Meat and Livestock industry.

The successful candidates will have strong business acumen supported by strategic aptitude, financial literacy, a sound understanding of good governance and well-developed communication skills.

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

Role 1 – Finance, audit and risk experience in agricultural industries.

Role 2 – Product promotion, strategic marketing and market development experience.

Role 3 – Early adoption experience and/or commercial delivery in the red meat sector.


Applications Closed Sunday 9th June 2024

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Non-Executive Director

Help shape the future of rural healthcare! Seeking a passionate Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander leader to join the RFDS Federation Board as a Non-Executive Director.

The Organisation

The Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) is an iconic Australian organisation dedicated to providing emergency medical and primary healthcare services to those living in rural and remote areas across the country. For over 90 years, the RFDS has been delivering critical care, medical assistance, and essential health services to communities that would otherwise be without access to adequate healthcare facilities.

The Role

The RFDS Federation Board is actively seeking a passionate and experienced individual of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent to join their board as a Non-Executive Director. As a Non-Executive Director, you will play a pivotal role in guiding the strategic direction of the Federated body.

The Person

  • Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent (identified role).
  • Demonstrated experience in a governance or leadership capacity, preferably within the healthcare or not-for-profit sector.
  • Strong communication, collaboration, and strategic thinking skills.
  • Commitment to the RFDS’s mission and values, with a genuine passion for making a difference in rural and remote communities.

Currently none of the positions on the Federation Board are remunerated, but reasonable costs for travel and accommodation are covered.

If you are a dynamic and committed individual seeking to make a meaningful impact on the health and well-being of Australians in remote areas, we invite you to apply for this unique opportunity. Please submit your resume and a cover letter outlining your suitability for the role to

Head of Commercial & Organisation Growth

Join Putzmeister Oceania as Head of Commercial to drive growth, strategy, and shape a sustainable future.
  • Play a leading hand in SANY/Putzmeister Oceania’s growth strategy
  • Shape the future with exceptional commercial leadership
  • Melbourne based role reporting to the CEO

The Organisation

Putzmeister, founded by Karl Schlecht in 1958, is a global leader in manufacturing construction machinery. In 2012, Putzmeister was acquired by SANY Heavy Industries, one of the largest construction equipment manufacturing companies in the world with over 55,000 employees. This has allowed Putzmeister to benefit from SANY’s robust dual brand strategy, leveraging the strengths of SANY’s Concrete and Road Business units alongside Putzmeister’s Excavator Business units, opening future possibilities for innovation and market expansion.

With over 20 subsidiaries worldwide, including the latest addition, Putzmeister Oceania (PMO), the company provides high-quality machines and systems for pumping, distributing, and placing concrete, mortar, and high-density solids. Their products are essential in civil engineering, mining, tunnelling, precast factories, large-scale industrial projects, and power stations, and are sold directly and through dealers to customers in the Oceania region.

ISO 9001 certified, Putzmeister is known for its fast service, parts availability, and comprehensive training programs. Combining German engineering with local expertise, Putzmeister offers durable, low-maintenance equipment that meets global standards. The business values trust, respect, and transparency in all business relationships. Their 3,100-strong global team operates in 90 countries, ensuring customer needs are met with exceptional care and support.

The Role – Head of Commercial & Organisation Growth

Putzmeister Oceania seeks a dynamic and commercially oriented executive to take responsibility for the length and breadth of commercial activity for the Oceania region. This pivotal role includes:

Collaborative Partnership: Act as a strategic partner to the CEO.
Internal Management: Oversee Finance, Controlling, HR, IT, Legal & Compliance, allowing the CEO to focus on external functions such as Sales, Service, Marketing & Business Development.
HR Administration: Support the CEO in recruiting, and oversee HR administration tasks including payroll, IR/ER, and work permits/visas.
Corporate Development: Actively develop the business from finance, HR, IT, Legal, and compliance perspectives. Further develop commercial processes and continually improve the organisational structure.
P&L Responsibility: Overall commercial responsibility for the Oceania region with the CEO.
Strategic Partnership: Partner with the CEO and other key positions, aligning with the APAC management team on strategic vision.
Special Projects Management: Lead special growth projects within the commercial remit
Business Planning: Create business plans for strategic projects and investment plans.

Overwhelmingly, the successful candidate will:

  • Serve as a business partner for the CEO Oceania.
  • Be the commercial lead, and implementor of the growth plan in the region.
  • Foster leadership and strengthen the organisational culture.
  • Promote organisational development and regional potential.
  • Increase transparency, define interfaces, and improve structures and processes.
  • Enhance collaboration with global functions.

The Person

The ideal candidate will bring significant executive leadership experience from industries such as construction, mining, tunnelling, precast concrete, power and energy, waste management, or heavy industrial machinery. A deep understanding of one or more of these sectors and a strong network of industry contacts will be crucial. The successful candidate will leverage their relationships and insights to drive organisation growth and market expansion, ensuring Putzmeister continues to innovate and lead in its field.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • A graduate degree in economics, business or industrial engineering. Majors in Finance, Accounting, and Tax are highly regarded.
  • Exceptional presence, personal motivation, and drive.
  • Experience in an international group of companies with extensive commercial responsibility.
  • Strong leadership skills in an intercultural environment and ability to lead remotely.
  • Knowledge of IT processes and SAP is highly regarded.
  • Experience working in matrix structures with international responsibility.
  • Experience in international Corporate Governance structures.
  • Proficiency in change management, and ability to cope with ambiguity.
  • Strong values of trust, integrity.
  • Empathy and a focus on finding solutions as a business partner.
  • Strong communication and interaction skills.
  • Flexibility for regular domestic and international travel.

This role will be based at Putzmeister Oceania’s Head Office in Melbourne.

If you are a motivated and experienced professional ready to take on a challenging role with Putzmeister Oceania, please submit your application, including a resume and cover letter, today.

Putzmeister Oceania is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applicants from all backgrounds to apply.

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