Philanthropy Australia Board Matrix
The Philanthropy Australia Board works hard to optimise Board composition for effective leadership and governance. To this end, a skills, experience and diversity matrix was established to help understand the strengths of and gaps within the current Board, so we can ensure the Board is representative of the broader community and contemporary philanthropy.
2020 Board election
The current Board would like to encourage nominations from members with the following skills, experience and profiles:
Skills and experience
In addition, Board Members need contemporary and future-focused understanding of current practices and the potential for philanthropy.
To be eligible for appointment to the Board of Philanthropy Australia, a nominee must:
*A Member from Active, Engaged, Impact and New Gen membership levels has full voting rights and can be elected to the Board (a Member from the Connected level of membership does not have voting rights and can't be elected to the Board). Clause 12.1 (d) of the Constitution states that “Each director must be a member or representative of a member, at the time of appointment or election, and the majority of directors must be Funders or representatives of Funders.”
Nominees are encouraged to speak with the Board Co-chairs, Ann Johnson and Amanda Miller, as well as current Directors or CEO, Sarah Davies, to assist with questions, background or any other information that might be helpful. Please call the Melbourne office on 03 9662 9299 if you would like to discuss a nomination.
Please submit all nominations for a Board position by 5.00pm 7 February 2020 to the AGM Secretary, Nicolas Crowhurst via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or via post:
Attn: Nicolas Crowhurst
Level 2, 55 Collins Street
Melbourne VIC 3000
2020 Board Skills Matrix
|CATEGORY||ITEM||BOARD BACKGROUND & DIVERSITY|
|Skills / Expertise||Philanthropy|
|Governance relations (policy and process)|
|PR / Communications|
|Policy and research (structuring philanthropic trusts)|
|Background||Trusts and foundations|
|Private Ancillary Funds (PAFs)|
|Diversity||Age - mixed-age profile*|
|Gender - 40% minimum**|
|Personal Attributes||Broad perspectives (life experiences)|
|Active contributor to Board|
|Ambassador (representational role)|
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