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Call for NAVA Board Nominations - Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander Director

Nominations close 2 May 2019.

The NAVA Board seeks nominations for one Elected Representative - Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander Director.

The NAVA Constitution ensures that a diversity of voices inform our governance – including a spread of states and territories, a balance of skills and expertise, and an identified Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander Representative Director.

The role of a board member is to promote good governance by assessing and monitoring strategy and risk. Boards take a holistic, long-term and sector-engaged view of the organisation, overseeing and supporting its work. A board is not an artistic advisory committee; all board members contribute equally to all aspects of decision-making. In seeking nominations for an elected Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander Representative, we seek candidates whose experience in contributing to high-level ethical decision-making might be evidenced via past board, committee, ARI or advisory positions. These will be NAVA Members with strong sector standing and networks, able to activate relationships that extend our reach nationally in achieving our strategic goals.

NAVA is a not-for-profit company limited by guarantee that is governed by the Corporations Act, and operates for the benefit of our Members and the wider arts community. NAVA respects and values the willingness of its board members to make a voluntary commitment of their time. As well as seeking nominations via this open call, the NAVA board actively invites nominations to ensure we maintain the diversity required by our Constitution and our strategic priorities.


More information:

A NAVA board member is recognised by their peers as a confident advocate with a passion for visual arts, craft and design. Prospective board members must be NAVA Members who are nominated by another NAVA Member.   

To discuss your interest in nominating, please call Penelope Benton, General Manager, on 1800 046 282. 

Nominations close on Thursday 2 May 2019. 

Pictured: (L-R) Doreen Mellor; Amala Groom, current Elected Representative - Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander, Nadeena Dixon. Photo by James Photographic Services.