Cut your teeth on government boards


Women on Boards has always been a strong advocate for women adding a government board or committee to their portfolio as an excellent way to gain perspective and expand their director network.


“One of the great advantages of government boards is that due to their large and varied number, they are suited equally to first time as well as more experienced directors,” said WOB co-founder Ruth Medd.

“Government boards are a great starter board and generally speaking they pay. While this might not be your total motivation it is important, if you are trying to build a career as a board member, that you do have some paid roles.”

Government boards also come in various shapes and sizes - statutory authorities to joint venture bodies. Government boards are also found across most industries and sectors - from mining and media to education and environment.

In fact, a quick look at the WOB Vacancy board shows the variety of positions on offer at any one time. At time of publication we have positions advertised with NSW Audit and Risk Committee to a Project Review Panel for Economic Development Queensland (EDQ) to name just two.

If you are curious about government boards, WOB is running a series of face-to-face WOBMeet events with guest panellists where we will delve into the board recruitment process for government boards, what’s expected of you on those boards and how to get a government board role.

WOBMeet Sydney - 24 August

This panel session at BDO Sydney will be facilitated by Claire Braund WOB's Co-Founder & Executive Director, with guest panellists, Meg McDonald and Virginia Malley.

Register HERE

WOBMeet Melbourne - 25 August

This panel session at BDO Melbourne will be facilitated by Nicole Donegan WOB's COO, with guest panellists Margaret DonnanSusan Benedyka and Jen D'Arcy-Smith

Register HERE

WOBMeet Brisbane - 25 August

This panel session at McGrathNicol will be facilitated by Anna Hebron WOB's QLD State Representative with guests Sarah ZeljkoPeta Irvine and Jon Hottot

Register HERE

Tickets for all WOBMeets $35 for Full, Premium, Corporate Members; $55 for Basic Members.

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