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Expressions of Interest – Non-Executive Directors (Open)

Rangelands NRM is calling for Board nominations.

The Organisation:

Rangelands NRM is a natural resource management organisation that oversees 85% (220 million hectares) of the state of Western Australia. This area includes the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Shark Bay, the Ningaloo Coast and the Bungle Bungles Range forming part of Purnululu National Park, and other spectacular natural sites such as Karijini National Park, Roebuck Bay and the Great Western Woodlands.

Rangelands NRM works alongside and in collaboration with the people in the Western Australian rangelands (outback) who manage our natural resources—our water, soil, plants and animals; developing programs to protect and preserve the region’s biodiversity and protect the habitat of our threatened fauna and flora, and improve land management practices and sustainability. We bring diverse land managers–pastoralists, ranger groups, government agencies, industry, mining and community groups–together to enable collaboration, form alliances and partnerships so more effective long-term environmental changes can be achieved. www.rangelandswa.com.au

Eligibility Criteria:

The Board is seeking critical and innovative thinkers with the passion and time to make a genuine and active contribution as a Non-Executive Director.

Employees of the Association; and b) either directly or indirectly, receive funds from the Association, or who are engaged (either directly or indirectly) by entities which receive funds from the Association; are ineligible for a Board Director position.

The 2020 Nominations and Remuneration Committee have been instructed to seek the following, based on its future requirements to meet its diversification strategy.


Anyone from the  following industry sectors

  • Mining and mining offsets
  • Agriculture/agribusiness


  • Board experience

Graduates of the AICD Company Directors Course – GAICD/FAICD, or highly skilled and highly experienced Board Directors/Chairs


  • Based in the Rangelands of WA
  • Ability to think strategically and identify and critically assess strategic opportunities
  • High level reputation and networks
  • Entrepreneurial background
  • Demonstrated good governance and financial competencies
  • High level Regional NRM advocate/experience

Remuneration and Meeting requirements:

  • Paid remuneration and sitting fees for Board Meetings
  • Minimum of four Board meetings per year, or more, as deemed as required by the Board
  • Expectation that the Director will also attend defined Committee meetings


Rangelands NRM actively encourages diversity on the board, its committees and throughout the organisation.


Application Form and instructions are found in the accompanying, Positions on the Board of Directors Information Sheet

All applications must consist of the following:

A completed Board of Directors Nomination Form, with the signature of one (1) nominator and the nominee*;

A candidate statement – not exceeding 400 words

The candidate statement must provide details of the nominee’s reasons for nominating for the Board position, address any particular competencies being sought by the Committee, describe personal qualities that would contribute to the Board and provide details of any actual, perceived or potential conflicts of interest.

*The nomination may only be proposed by a current Board Director or a Member of Rangelands NRM. Please contact The Secretary should you require a nominator.

Lodgement of Application – by Monday 7th September 2020, 5:00pm (AWST)

All completed applications for nomination are to be forwarded to:

The Nominations & Remuneration Committee C/- The Secretary, Mr D Blunt, davidb@rangelandswa.com.au

Or by mail to The Secretary, Rangelands NRM, Suite 12, 58 Kishorn Road, Mt Pleasant, WA 6153

For enquiries relating to the nominations process, please contact:

The  Secretary, Dave Blunt, on 0438 198 898 or CEO Debra Tarabini on 0408 940 544.