State Director - Biosciences Research Centre (AgriBio) Joint Venture | Melbourne - Northern Metro

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Posted on 13-Oct-2020
Application Close Date: 30-Oct-2020
Melbourne - Northern Metro
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AgriBio, the Biosciences Research Centre (BRC) is a world-class centre for agricultural biosciences research.  Established in 2008 as the result of a Joint Venture between the Victorian Government and La Trobe University. AgriBio is a $288 million Public Private Partnership (PPP) project located on site at La Trobe University which aims to deliver internationally recognised research and development outcomes for the benefit of Victoria.

The Joint Venture Board comprises three State Directors and three La Trobe University Directors with an independent Chairperson.  We are seeking expressions of interest from those who may have an interest in and are suitably qualified to be appointed as a State Director. State Directors are expected to have exposure to or understand PPP principles and bring contract management and/or facility management experience to effectively lead the BRC project in the current operating environment.

Candidates must be able to demonstrate strong management and strategic thinking capability, a very good understanding of, and experience in corporate governance, and an ability to work collaboratively with stakeholders and government.  You will also have well developed commercial acumen, the capacity to lead, manage and oversight change and build partnerships with stakeholders to drive outcomes.  High level skills in one or more of the following will be highly regarded:  finance and investment, legal, commercial negotiations and/or contract management, facilities management, scientific operations or agriculture research.

The Victorian Government is committed to diversity and is also seeking to increase the participation of women on Government boards.  Suitably qualified women are strongly encouraged to apply.

Further background information on these appointments, the application process and relevant documentation can be found on the Get on Board website or alternatively please contact the Consultants assisting the Department in this process, Kathryn Harper, Partner, 0413 735 442, or Crystal Sun, Research Associate at Amrop Carmichael Fisher on 0400 400 028 or via email,

Should you wish to apply to be a Joint Venture Board Director, please complete and provide the following documentation:

  • An Expression of Interest letter, including a statement addressing the key selection criteria; and
  • Curriculum Vitae.

Applications are to be submitted to Kathryn Harper, Partner, Amrop Carmichael Fisher via email to quoting reference number “AJRR-178245”.

Expressions of Interest close at 5.00pm Friday 30 October 2020.