Position vacant: AHPA Independent Director sought

AHPA currently has seven ‘member nominated and elected’ Directors and one Independent Director.  The Board is seeking to appoint a second Independent Director for an initial term of 2 years, who may be re-appointed for subsequent terms not to exceed 6 years in total. The Board meets quarterly in Melbourne (or via teleconference) during the day usually for 90 minutes, with sub-Committees meeting as required in addition to a planning half-day meeting.

The skills and attributes required of directors are included in a skills matrix (identified on the application form) and can be broadly categorised into 3 areas.

Professional Director Skills (Board Directors should have a balance of these skills and they should be held collectively by the Board as a whole.)

Industry Specific Skills (Allied Health and Membership organisations)

Interpersonal Skills (all board members should have these skills)

Whilst appointments to the Board are based upon merit, the Directors as a collective should encompass diversity in experience, skills and perspectives.

At this time, the specific skill set sought in the new Independent Director, and therefore highly valued are:

  • Strong experience in stakeholder engagement in the health disability and /or aged care consumer space; and
  • Experience in formulating health policy in relation to consumers.

The Governance and Risk Committee will review Applicants against AHPA’s skills matrix, giving high regard to the above skills, and the complement of the Applicant’s skill base against the current Board.

How to apply for the position of Independent Director

Applications must be submitted on the Application Form provided below and must also include a CV and a covering letter highlighting your suitability for the role and particularly the specific skill set sought at this time.  NB: Allied health professionals are not eligible to apply. 

Applications must be received by 5:00pm AEST on Friday 21st August by emailing [email protected].    Applicants who are shortlisted will be invited to attend an interview.

Enquiries: For further information about the role, please email and one of our Directors will get back to you as soon as possible.

2020 AHPA Independent Director Application Form

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