Please note that only Uniting employees are able to register for this workshop.
Boards on Your Horizon is the follow-on workshop to Getting Started: Realising Your Board Potential.
It is suitable for all who are looking for assistance with identifying and applying for boards in the Not-for-Profit (NFP) and Government sectors.
Join Claire Braund, WOB Executive Director and Ruth Medd, WOB Chair to gain an in-depth understanding of NFP and government boards, paid and unpaid. You will come away with:
- What to expect on a board in the NFP and Government sector
- An understanding of your transferable skills – what you have to offer
- Your plan of boards to target
- Live case study of a board application
- Next steps in your pathway to directorship
The workshop runs for three and a half hours with a short break. Chatham House Rule applies.
Claire Braund, Executive Director, Women on Boards Australia & Non Executive Director, Women on Boards UK
Claire is a former journalist and public relations manager who uses her high level advocacy skills to lead Women on Boards in Australia. A highly respected speaker on gender balance and related business issues, Claire an informed and entertaining presenter, a renowned networker and skilled at building relationships for common benefit. She became a Churchill Fellow in 2011 for her research into the effect of gender quotas on public listed company boards in Norway, the UK and France which led to the establishment of Women on Boards in the UK in 2012. Claire is a director of the Central Coast Conservatorium of Music, a past director of the Foundation for Australian Agricultural Women and a graduate of the Benevolent Society’s Sydney Social Leadership Program.
Appointed April 2006
Ruth Medd, Chair, Women on Boards Australia & Non Executive Director, Women on Boards UK
Ruth is a Certified Practising Accountant and former IT professional who has been pursuing a career as a non executive director since 2000. As well as being Chair of Women on Boards she is chair of Australian Chocolate Pty Ltd (Charley's) and a director of the National Foundation for Australian Women. Some of her former roles are chair of Australian Ethical Superannuation, a member of the NSW Casino Control Authority and a director of the Infants Home at Ashfield. Prior executive roles include executive director of the Australian Association of National Advertisers and senior positions with Telstra, the Australian Broadcasting Tribunal and the Federal Government.
Appointed April 2006