Become Board Ready: Marketplace for Directors: Government Boards
Date Tuesday, 10 August 2021
Time 10 Aug 12:00 - 10 Aug 13:00
Venue Zoom Virtual Online
Pricing Full Member
$ 155 Full Member
Corporate Member
$ 155 Corporate Member
Global Member
$ 155 Global Member
$ 155 Champion
Basic Member
$ 245 Basic Member
Guests Not Allowed
Register by Tuesday, 10 August 2021

Interested in gaining a position on a government board?

Join WOB directors, Ruth Medd and Claire Braund in two one-hour webinars which will include practical information on how and where to access Government board roles, how to pitch and what to do when you gain a role.

This is a great way to increase your knowledge of the government sector from the comfort of your home or office and increase your opportunities to be successful for selection to Government boards.

The registration fee of $155 for WOB full members and $245 for basic members covers the two webinars, with all broadcasts available to participants after the event.

  • Session One: Tuesday 10 August @ 12noon (AEST)
  • Session Two: Tuesday 17 August @ 12noon (AEST)

** If you cannot join the 'live' webinar, still register and we will send you a copy of the recording **


What the webinar series covers:

  • Why serve on a government board?
  • Governance structures of government bodies
  • Challenges in the government sector
  • What skills are in demand for government boards
  • The process by which you obtain a government board role
  • What you can bring to the table
  • Starter due diligence
  • Tips when applying for vacancies.


Congratulations to Taleen Shamlian who has been appointed to a NSW Government board as a result of WOB support. (25 May 2021)

Taleen writes:

“I am prompted to say a very big THANK YOU to you (Claire and Ruth) for your work and invaluable advice as I have just been appointed to the NSW Government's Radiation Advisory Council (RAC).

I saw the position on your vacancies board. The thing that helped me the most was taking your Government Boards workshops in June last year and over the 2 sessions, I learnt a lot. The workshops gave me the structure, confidence and tips/tricks for how to think about Government Boards, and I ended up re-watching the sessions given how many insights I had to absorb.

Although I was already on the NSW Government’s Council for Women's Economic Opportunity, I was not familiar with how to deal with it in a more formal way. And my confidence in understanding about the Government boards through your workshops meant that I was also reappointed by the Minister for Women back into CWEO”.




Ruth Medd FCPA

Chair, WOB Pty Ltd (appointed April 2006)
Chair, Women on Boards Australia (appointed February 2018)
Chair, Health and Sciences Institute Pty Ltd
Chair, Australian Chocolate Pty Ltd
Trustee, NSW Historic Houses Trust
Board Member, National Foundation for Australian Women

Ruth is a Certified Practising Accountant and former IT professional who has been pursuing a career as a Non-Executive-Director since 2000. She was the founding chair of Women on Boards and in this capacity has been instrumental in the growth of the business and supported many thousands of women to become board members. She maintains wide interests outside of WOB, including in the start-up sector and angel investing as well as her other board and committee roles. Ruth was previously the 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.

Claire Braund 

Non-Executive Director, WOB Pty Ltd (appointed April 2006)
Executive Director, Women on Boards Australia (appointed February 2018)
Deputy President & Building Committee Chair, Central Coast Conservatorium of Music
Non-Executive Director, Coast Shelter Emergency Accommodation Ltd

Claire is a former journalist and public relations manager who used her high level advocacy skills to co-found Women on Boards in Australia. She is 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 The Women's Club and a graduate of the Benevolent Society’s Sydney Social Leadership Program.