Fixed Term
Melbourne
Close Date: 30/04/2018
REF: ARCbmd0318
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Board Member – Digital expertise

Fixed Term
Melbourne
Close Date: 30/04/2018
REF: ARCbmd0318

Values-driven Board role

  • Influential Board role
  • Progressive and constructive Board
  • High performing Executive team

Background

The Australian Red Cross Society is committed to understanding the intersection of technology and humanity, leveraging emerging technology to solve complex social issues.

The Position

The Board member will be responsible for contributing to the appropriate strategic direction for the Red Cross, as well as for the achievement of the highest standards of governance including ensuring the financial viability, solvency and sustainability of the organisation.

The new Board member will bring strong skills in digital agility, disruption and transformation.

Red Cross is actively pursuing the potential of new technologies and digital platforms in its strategy including how best to harness the positive forces of technology, and explore and experiment with emerging technologies such as; blockchain, artificial intelligence and robotics. The new Board Member will help ensure Red Cross builds a lead role in transforming through technology and in understanding and influencing on the impact of emerging technology on the future of humanity.

The Board Member will have an entrepreneurial mindset and will be experienced in the development of strategic responses to digital disruption of traditional business models. As a progressive thinker who has a high level of emotional intelligence, the Board Member will be naturally collaborative and collegiate and will be a good educator and a passionate influencer. Further, s/he will have extensive experience in strategic risk management and/or operations, and will be equipped to carry out the statutory duties of a Board Member of a registered charity under the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission Act 2012.

Red Cross Board Members are volunteers who do not receive payment for their services but do receive reimbursement for expenses incurred through their work for the Red Cross.

The Organisation

The Australian Red Cross Society is part of the world’s largest humanitarian organisation. As a body independent of government; and with no political, religious or cultural affiliation, the organisation strives to improve peoples’ lives and build their resilience no matter who they are or where they live. Red Cross is committed to understanding the intersection of technology and humanity, leveraging emerging technology to solve complex social issues. With the belief that technology can be an empowering force for good, Red Cross is committed to taking a lead role in helping to shape the future for all humanity.

For more information visit: www.redcross.org.au

To apply – please  click on ‘Apply Now’ using reference ARCbmd0318, addressing your cover letter including statement of claim and resume to Liz Jones or Deborah Komesaroff, of Fisher Leadership, or call +61 1300 347 437 for further information.

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