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Role type

c.8 hours per month


Western Sydney

A unique opportunity to be a founding Non-Executive Director in one of Western Sydney’s newest attractions

  • Leverage your commitment to animal conservation & environmental protection
  • Use your leadership experience and commitment to quality governance
  • Be part of something new and significant

About the organisation

The Sydney Zoo Foundation is a not-for-profit organisation established to facilitate activities that protect and enhance wildlife and the natural environment.  The Foundation is being established to work in association with one of Sydney’s newest attractions, Sydney Zoo, to further its work into conservation and education and to play a significant role in community development. Conservation and ecological objectives are at the heart of the Foundation and the Zoo.  The Foundation aspires to be a global leader in connecting people to opportunities that involve improving wildlife preservation, environmental conservation, scientific research and community education.

About the role

Remuneration:  Reasonable expenses for meeting attendance
Approx. time required: c.8 hours per month
Tenure: 2-3 years

Expertise sought: See information pack
Prior board experience required: Yes
Formal governance training required: GAICD desired

The Foundation is looking to appoint 3 additional Non-Executive Directors. The ‘Founding Board’ will set the initial strategic direction of the Foundation.

This is a unique and substantial opportunity for individuals who are committed to animal conservation and / or environmental protection, understand good for-purpose governance, and potentially have meaningful connectivity to Western Sydney.  New Directors will be part of something new and significant on many levels making this a rare and exciting opportunity.

You will have demonstrated knowledge in at least one of the following fields: animal conservation and environmental protection, education, business development and philanthropy. Importantly, you will have strong and relevant networks with business, government and community leaders, enabling you to influence on behalf of The Sydney Zoo Foundation. You will be an excellent communicator, innovative and strategic in your approach and highly skilled in managing a variety of stakeholder relationships.

More information on the role can be found here. More information on The Sydney Zoo Foundation can be found here. For a confidential discussion or for more information please call us on 0468 625 252.