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The Royal Life Saving Society proposes to appoint two independent directors

Royal Life Saving Society – Australia is seeking to appoint two independent directors to join its board of directors in order to contribute to the effective and strategic governance of the national organization.

Royal Life Saving is a leading national drowning prevention and water safety organization, with over 125 years of service to the Australian community. It facilitates efforts to reduce drowning and increase swimming, water safety and rescue skills in the Australian community. We actively support Australia’s Water Security Strategy 2030.

A non-profit organization, Royal Life Saving works with a network of state and territory member organizations, and through partnerships with government, the aquatic industry and other organizations related to water safety.

Its board of directors consists of eight directors appointed by member states and territories, and up to three directors appointed by the board of directors.

He recently elected an independent director (Dr Mitch Hartman) as chairman / chairman.

Criteria for independent directors

  • Royal Life Saving is committed to conducting advocacy, campaigning and research based on evidence and stakeholders. We focus on cross-sector leadership to create and influence change.
  • Royal Life Saving works to strengthen the impact of partnerships with government at all levels, other like-minded organizations, the private sector and our members.
  • Royal Life Saving is looking for directors who are strongly aligned with these approaches.

Royal Life Saving is looking for Directors who can add professional and / or lived experiences of communities from different regions, from diverse cultural backgrounds and with experience working with children and young people.

Experience and / or qualifications in corporate governance will also be highly appreciated.

To treat
Expressions of interest are sought from experienced and / or aspiring directors who share this commitment to good governance, making a difference and valuing diversity.

Expressions of interest, accompanied by a cover letter, a brief statement and a CV can be submitted by e-mail: no later than 6 p.m. AEST Wednesday December 15, 2021

Inquiries can be made through Company Secretary and CEO Justin Scarr on 0408 434 011, or email:

Applicants will be shortlisted and reviewed by the Royal Life Saving Nominations Committee. Follow-up discussions and interviews will be led by Chairman Dr Mitch Hartman and Nominations Committee representative Pene Snashall.

Please note that this is a volunteer role and administrators are not remunerated for their time. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants are encouraged to apply.

Successful candidates will be recommended for appointment by the Board in early 2022.

Image courtesy of the Royal Life Saving Society – Australia.

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