Closing Date

Sunday, 6 October 2019

Role type

Part time



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 Australian’s living with asthma
  • Join at a critical time with an organisation poised for growth

About the organisation

Organisation type: DGR
Total income: $8,936,118.00
Number of paid staff: 65
Number of volunteers: 50

Board size: 9
Board meeting frequency: 6 times per year
Board meetings are held: In various state capitals

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, an example of this is their training program for school teachers.

Asthma is at an exciting time in its evolution. Recently, Asthma Australia became a national body in 2017, from a previously federated structure. Now, with a new board and a new brand the organisation – under the leadership of CEO Michele Goldman – is poised for significant growth in activity and impact.

About the role

Remuneration: Voluntary
Tenure: 3 years with a maximum of 3 terms
Expertise sought: Health – General Practice, Digital, Business Acumen

Prior board experience required: No
Formal governance training required: Flexible

Asthma Australia is looking for three 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 that they’re looking for:

  • Professional experience within the health care sector – in particular, deep knowledge of General Practice, with a desire to drive change at a primary care level
  • Professional experience and expertise in the digital space, particularly in regards to client engagement and embracing technology to transform service delivery and business models
  • Experience in managing/generating revenue within the for-purpose space
  • 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, Asthma Australia is looking for new board members from outside of NSW.

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.

People for Purpose have been appointed to recruit for this role. For more information, please download the Board Pack and if you have any specific questions please email [email protected] or call on 0468 625 252.

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.

Applications close Sunday, 6 October 2019.