Board Directors, Victorian Fisheries Authority - Fisher Leadership
Fixed Term
Close Date: 28/04/2024
REF: DEDvfa0424
Applications for this listing are closed

Board Directors, Victorian Fisheries Authority

Fixed Term
Close Date: 28/04/2024
REF: DEDvfa0424

Expressions of interest are sought for Board Directors for the Victorian Fisheries Authority (VFA) for a term of up to three years.

The VFA is an independent statutory authority, reporting to the Minister for Outdoor Recreation, The Hon. Steve Dimopoulos MP. The VFA was established to manage Victoria’s fisheries resources and boating infrastructure. The VFA works closely with the Department of Jobs, Skills, Industry and Regions (DJSIR) and other stakeholders to deliver three core outcomes: sustainable fishing and aquaculture; clear resource access and sharing arrangements; and increased economic, social, and cultural value.

To be considered for a Board position, you need expertise or experience in one or more of the areas listed below. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island people are strongly encouraged to apply.


  • Aboriginal/Torres Strait Island culture and identity
  • workplace culture
  • public administration or governance
  • natural resource management
  • fisheries management
  • recreational boating
  • recreation fishing
  • leadership and business management, including human resources
  • stakeholder engagement
  • financial management, audit, and risk
  • communications
  • marine or freshwater science
  • fishing industry operations
  • legal practice


The positions also require Directors who will bring integrity; demonstrated honesty; a track record of acting in good faith and in the best interests of the organisation; the ability to listen, analyse, think clearly and work well with others; and a willingness to attend all meetings, ask questions and contribute in a responsible way.  Previous board experience is highly regarded but not essential.

Please refer to the Information for Candidates Brief for further details about the role and requirements of VFA Directors, and for the Expression of Interest application form. To discuss this position, please contact Mr David Baber, 1300 347 437 or email Fisher Leadership is assisting the Department in this appointment.

Applications including the completed Expression of Interest form and your Curriculum Vitae are to be submitted online by visiting ‘Join a public board’ referencing VFA Board application: Name of applicant, in the subject line.

Expressions of interest close at midnight on 28 April 2024.

The Victorian Government is committed to ensuring its public entity boards and committees reflect the diversity of Victoria’s community. Suitably qualified women, Indigenous Australians, people with a disability, people with culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, and trans and gender diverse people are strongly encouraged to apply.


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