Diversity on boards

By Country News on April 09, 2017
  • Diversity on boards

    Ms Neville said the inclusion of indigenous Australians on water corporation boards opened up exciting and rewarding opportunities for Aboriginal communities.

The Victorian Government wants a larger diversity of people on the state’s 19 water corporations, including making the position of Victorian Environmental Water Holder commissioner available.

The Andrews Government is continuing to drive an all-inclusive appointment process for the state’s water corporations, with the aim of increasing the number of skilled female and indigenous members at board level.

The board renewal process comes after DELWP announced it was looking to appoint the first Aboriginal commissioner for the Victorian Environmental Water Holder.

‘‘We are promoting inclusiveness and equality in its appointment process for the state’s water boards and we are excited by the prospect of the first Aboriginal commissioner for the Victorian Environment Water Holder,’’ Victorian Water Minister Lisa Neville said.

‘‘We hope this position can better incorporate traditional values into the management of the state’s water entitlements.’’

Ms Neville said the inclusion of indigenous Australians on water corporation boards, catchment management authorities and VEWH opened up exciting and rewarding opportunities for Aboriginal communities.

The VEWH commissioner position is open until April 10.

More information on board vacancies and expressions of interest are available at: delwp.vic.gov.au/onboard

By Country News on April 09, 2017

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