Non-Executive Director

Brisbane Permanent

Suzanne brings extensive experience in developing and delivering complex programs and initiatives, most recently in the not-for-profit, education and international development sectors. She has joined OnTalent to lead our successful Social Enterprise practice, a team that provides contemporary recruitment and talent management advice – Connecting People and Purpose. Suzanne is committed to connecting ethical leaders and influencers with purposeful organisations to create exceptional outcomes and healthy workplaces. People sit at the centre of her approach, firmly grounded in the belief that when a sense of purpose that comes from social justice is paired with inspiring leaders, change and transformation is possible.Suzanne holds a Doctor of Philosophy in Political Science from the University of Queensland, an Honours First Class degree in Political Science and Public Policy and an undergraduate degree with majors in History and Politics also from the University of Queensland.Prior to joining the team at OnTalent, Suzanne worked for Schools Plus where she led transformative change programs in the Queensland education sector with multiple stakeholders including senior executives and senior policymakers at both the state and federal level. Before this role, Suzanne led a three-year program with University of Queensland International Development in leadership and governance to Papua New Guinea’s emerging and future leadersSuzanne has also worked in the private sector for twenty years, both running her own consulting firm as well as working for organisations such as Deloitte and Telstra.Her expertise is in governance, public policy, performance improvement, leadership development, business growth and operational effectiveness particularly those related to organisational change initiatives.

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Suzanne Grant

Suzanne Grant
  • Drive impact focused on eradicating Domestic and Family Violence
  • Voluntary position
  • Regional applicants welcome
If you would like to contribute to an organisation that is working to prevent Domestic and Family Violence and create real change by joining a passionate and close-knit board, this could be the opportunity for you. Challenge DV is a dynamic and impactful nonprofit organisation dedicated to addressing domestic violence issues within our communities. They work to create lasting change by providing workplace and community training and education services, social impact projects and advocacy.
  
Challenge DV has been partnering with Australian businesses since 2001. While their core activities are centred on delivering award-winning domestic and family violence training to workplaces, they do so much more.
  
Change is being driven by advocating for better prevention and awareness, educating workplaces and schools, working with vulnerable communities, exploring programs for men and boys, facilitating corporate partnerships with front-line services like shelters and refuges, and uniting our community through meaningful events, like Darkness to Daylight.
  
We are seeking Directors with the time to commit to the organisation as a director but also to roll their sleeves up in their area of technical and professional expertise to support the organisation in delivering on its strategic plan.
  
As a Non-Executive Director, you will play a critical role in providing strategic guidance, oversight, and governance to the organisation.  We are particularly interested in candidates who can commit to the time and energy required to make a meaningful impact.
  
Your key responsibilities include attending board meetings and actively participating in strategic discussions, providing guidance and oversight on organisational policies, finances, and governance along with contributing to the development and implementation of fundraising and philanthropic initiatives. As meetings are conducted remotely, we welcome regional applications. 
  
The skills and qualities we hope you will bring include:
  • A commitment to Challenge DV’s mission and values
  • Willingness to devote the necessary time for board meetings and to “pitch in” where and when needed
  • Expertise in one or more of the following areas is highly desirable:
    • Legal and governance
    • Accounting and finance 
    • Philanthropy or fundraising
    • Education and training 
    • Social impact 
    • Advocacy
    • Government relations
    • Academic - research/prevention
    • Health prevention /promotion
  • Upholds and exhibits high standards of integrity and professional behaviour
  • Works collaboratively, thinks critically, and generates ideas and insights to better position the organisation 
  • Maintains focus and positivity in a complex and changing environment
  
If you are passionate about ending domestic and family violence, possess the skills and experience and can commit to the time involved, we encourage you to apply.
  
For further information and to apply, please visit https://www.ontalent.com.au/challengedv/
  
When applying please provide your resume and a one-to-two-page cover letter outlining your qualifications, the specific areas of expertise you would bring to the board and your motivation for wanting to join our organisation. 
  
Confidential enquiries can be directed to Suzanne Grant or Taylah Knight on 07 3305 5800.

Applications close Sunday 14 April 2024.

Referral reward:

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