EOI to be nominated as Independent Board Director of Arthritis Australia

Thank you for your interest in being nominated by Arthritis NSW as an Independent Board Director of the Arthritis Foundation of Australia (Arthritis Australia).

As an affiliate member of Arthritis Australia, Arthritis NSW may nominate up to a total of three (3) persons in aggregate to be elected to the three positions.

Expressions of interest must be received by Arthritis NSW by close of business (5pm AEST) this Wednesday 24 October 2018.

Please send your expressions of interest – addressing the criteria and requirements outlined below – to  info@arthritisnsw.org.au with the subject line: EOI Independent Board Director AA.

Required experience and expertise

Each nominee must have expertise or relevant experience in one of more of the categories specified in clause 13.3(d) of the Arthritis Australia Constitution, i.e.

i) personal or professional experience or expertise in the treatment of arthritis or in the provision of health services generally;

ii) a Chartered Accountant or Certified Practicing Accountant with at least five (5) years’ experience in practice;

iii) a person with a relevant tertiary qualification in law with at least five (5) years’ experience in practice and/or appropriate experience in the not for profit sector;

iv) a person with a relevant tertiary qualification in business studies, marketing, finance, human resources and/or management:

  1. With at least five (5) years’ general management experience in either the not for profit or the for profit sector; or
  2. At least five (5) years’ experience in their chosen field.

v) a person meeting one or more skills or relevant experience requirements agreed by a majority of Directors at the time to be required for a person to be nominated for appointment as a Director of the Company.

In addition, and in accordance to clause 13.3(c) of the Arthritis Australia Constitution, a person may not be appointed as a Director and if appointed, must not remain as a Director, if that person is or becomes an officer or employee of:

i) An Affiliate Member; or

ii) any Related Body Corporate of any Affiliate Member

or holds any of the above positions as the date on which the candidate is elected or appointed as a Director in accordance with clause 13.5(a). For avoidance of doubt, a candidate may be nominated as a Director under clause 13.2(b) without complying with this clause but must resign from the relevant position immediately upon the candidate being appointed or elected to the Board.

Nominee’s Statement as to Suitability and Qualifications to Serve as a Director of Arthritis Foundation of Australia

In their Expressions of Interest (EOI) to Arthritis NSW, prospective nominees must submit – in no more than three-hundred (300) words a statement as to their suitability to serve as a Director of Arthritis Australia. This submission should be made by email to  info@arthritisnsw.org.au with the subject line: EOI Independent Board Director AA, and be received by Arthritis NSW no later than 5pm AEST on Wednesday 24 October 2018.

If you have any questions in relation to the process by which expressions of interest will be assessed or processed, please call 02 9857 3300 and ask to speak with the CEO or the executive assistant to the CEO.