Closing Date

December 2020

Role type

Non-Executive Director x2



This is a unique opportunity to positively influence the lives of Australians impacted by asthma and their families.

  • Contribute to excellence in governance with a leading organisation
  • Deliver real social impact to Australians living with asthma
  • Be part of defining the most important strategy of the decade

About the organisation

Organisation type: Health Service Delivery
Annual operating budget: $10.6 million
Number of paid staff: 56
Number of volunteers: 78

Board size: 9
Board meeting frequency: 6 times per annum
Tenure: 3 years with a maximum of 3 terms

Asthma Australia’s vision is a community free from Asthma. To do this, Asthma Australia engage with half a million Australians each year including people with asthma, their family and friends, health professionals, researchers and governments. The organisation delivers evidence-based prevention and health strategies. They provide education and training; sharing best-practice information with the public via their website, helpline and COACH program and provide information about first-aid and responses to someone who experiences asthma symptoms.

Asthma Australia is at an exciting time in its evolution.  It has a highly engaged Board, rich diversity across its Advisory Councils, and a well-regarded brand. Under the leadership of CEO Michele Goldman, it is poised to achieve its aspirations of driving systemic change and amplifying its impact, guided by a new strategy and CX framework.

About the role

Remuneration: Volunteer
Tenure: 3 years with a maximum of 3 terms

Expertise sought: Philanthropy, fundraising, impact investment, social enterprise
Prior board experience required: Yes

Asthma Australia is looking for two new Non-Executive Directors to join their board who

  • Are committed to Asthma Australia’s vision
  • Are receptive and embracing of new ideas, keen to participate in driving a culture of growth and fresh thinking
  • Are reliable, resilient, dynamic, caring; who can influence and inspire others
  • Are committed to excellence in governance to ensure the Board continues to operate with effectiveness and rigour
  • Have an appetite for calculated risk and will considerately challenge thoughts and ideas

The experience, knowledge, skills they’re looking for:

  • Professional experience within fundraising or philanthropy, and/or;
  • Professional experience in impact investment and/or social enterprise
  • Commercial with a strong business network
  • Solid governance or leadership experience and a good understanding of the Australian not for profit sector (or preparedness to learn).

In order to maintain their national perspective, applications from suitably qualified candidates in South Australia are particularly encouraged.

It is essential that you have a genuine interest in positively contributing to Asthma Australia.

These volunteer Non-Executive Director positions are an excellent opportunity to work with a high performing Board to deliver significant and measurable social impact.

How to Apply

People for Purpose have been appointed to recruit for this role. For more information, please download the Board Pack.

If, once you’ve undertaken your own research, you have any specific questions please email [email protected]

To apply, you MUST submit a CV and covering letter outlining why you are interested in representing Asthma Australia and how your skills and experience align to this opportunity. Please submit your application to [email protected].

Applications close Sunday, 13 December 2020.