Board Director - Consumer Policy Research Centre | Melbourne - CBD

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Posted on 08-Aug-2017
Application Close Date: 27-Aug-2017
Melbourne - CBD
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The Minister for Consumer Affairs, Gaming and Liquor Regulation, the Hon Marlene Kairouz MP, is seeking expressions of interest to fill three Director vacancies on the board of the Consumer Policy Research Centre (CPRC).

This is an exciting opportunity to guide this newly established research centre as it works to enable a diversity of voices to contribute to the development of consumer policy.

The CPRC is responsible for:

  • researching and developing policies on consumer protection issues for the public benefit
  • monitoring grassroots consumer issues, focusing on issues for disadvantaged consumers, and regional and rural Victorians.

CPRC board members are appointed by the Minister for terms of up to five years.

Selection criteria


  • Experience in applied research, and/or
  • Knowledge and expertise in consumer policy. This is a broad policy area, and candidates with knowledge or experience in one or more of issues such as vulnerability and disadvantage, social and economic regulatory practice, and consumer property law are encouraged to apply.


  • Wise stewardship: Ability to guide the growth of an organisation from its formative phase to create impact and be sustainable (financially and operationally), capacity to mentor and ability to provide counsel and develop leadership.
  • Entrepreneurial and strategic capabilities: Business development skills, brokering partnerships, ability to bring to the organisation their networks and garner resources to raise the organisation's profile and standing as thought leaders.
  • Governance experience: Experience working in and with boards in environments with diversity, and ability to perform required board functions, such as coordinating reference groups and committees, oversight and risk management, and assessing and allocating grants.

Applicants must also not be ineligible to be a director under the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth) or the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission Act 2012 (Cth).


For further information about this position, please telephone (03) 8684 6298 or send an email to

You can apply by emailing your curriculum vitae with a covering letter to or mailed to:

Project Manager, Executive Services
Consumer Affairs Victoria
GPO Box 123
Melbourne VIC 3001

Expressions of interest must be received by midnight on Sunday 27 August 2017. Late applications will not be accepted.

Selection process

An independent panel will assess all applications and shortlist candidates for an interview.

In addition to an interview, shortlisted candidates will be asked to participate in a group workshop to better assess candidates ability to participate in a board-like environment. Reasonable travel costs may be reimbursed to assist shortlisted candidates to participate in the selection process.

The Selection Panel will submit its recommended candidates to the Minister for Consumer Affairs, Gaming and Liquor Regulation who will make the appointments.

The Victorian Government is committed to gender equality and is seeking to increase the participation of women on government boards. On 28 March 2015, the Premier announced that in this term of Government, 50 per cent of all new appointees to paid Victorian Government boards must be women. The Government is also seeking to ensure that, as far as practicable, its boards and committees reflect the diversity of the Victorian community. This includes Indigenous Australians, people with a disability, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex people, in addition to women.

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