Seeking Expressions of Interest for Casual Vacancy on Paddle Australia Board

Paddle Australia (PA) is seeking to fill a Casual Vacancy on our Board of Directors.  The new member will work with the current Board and CEO to continue the implementation of the nationally agreed strategy for Paddling in Australia, guiding the organisation through the next phase of our exciting transformation as we prepare for, and take advantage of, the opportunities created by the hosting of the Olympic and Paralympic Games in Australia in 2032.

PA is the National Sporting Organisation (NSO) responsible for the management, coordination, development, and promotion of paddling in Australia. PA represents the interests of its members to government and the public. PA’s vision is for ‘A United Paddling Community’ and to connect all Australians through paddling, both recreational and competitive, with a commitment to high standards of education, performance, and safety.

PA is recognised by the International Canoe Federation (ICF); Oceania Canoe Association (OCA); Australian Sports Commission (ASC), Australian Institute of Sport (AIS); Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) and Paralympics Australia.

As the peak body for paddling activities in Australia, PA works collaboratively with six (6) State Paddle Associations (SPAs), around 125 active clubs, eight (8) disciplines and approximately 12,000 members, instructors, and coaches, as well as supporting a community of some 400,000 active, regular paddlers.

There are currently eight members of the PA Board. The Board normally comprises five (5) Elected Directors and four (4) Appointed Directors. The Board is now seeking to fill a Casual Vacancy for an Elected Director to complement the skills of the current directors.

We are looking for someone with:

  • Experience and/or qualifications as a Company Director
  • Previous experience on a National Sport or Corporate Board
  • Background and experience in the administration of community sport
  • Experience and knowledge in corporate/sport governance and pathways
  • An interest in and strong sense of paddling in the community

A document providing full background and requirements can be found HERE.

 Expressions of Interest should address the key criteria and include a resume of no more than four pages. Interviews for this position will take place on Wednesday 15th February via Google Meet.

Applications should be sent by email by 5.00pm on Friday 10th February 2023 and directed to:

Phil Jones
Chief Executive Officer
Paddle Australia

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