About the opportunity
The Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment (the Department) and Hort Innovation wish to develop a “levy payer” candidate and “Independent Eminent Person” list for the Hort Innovation Director Nomination Committee.
An Independent Eminent Person is someone with extensive experience in the application of corporate governance principles in the context of commercial enterprises, not-for-profit enterprises or other regulated entities. In addition skills and experience in the following is highly favourable:
- director qualifications equivalent to the GAICD
- 10 years experience as a non-executive director
- experience in, or thorough understanding of, Research and Development Corporates (RDCs) and the environment in which they operate
- experience in recruiting non-executive directors
- an understanding of the challenges and opportunities for the horticulture sector.
A Levy Payer is defined under the Hort Innovation Constitution (page 8).
The Secretary of the department, or their nominee, will use the levy payer candidates list to fill the positions of “Levy Payer” and the Hort Innovation board will use the “Independent Eminent Person” list to fill that position, on the Director Nomination Committee in future years.
The Levy Payer will be appointed for a maximum of one (1) year and may not be re-appointed in future years, whilst the Independent Eminent Person can be appointed and perform the role for up to three (3) years, subject to the persons availability and desire to perform the role for that period of time.
The Levy Payer candidate list will be used for up to four (4) years – commencing in 2022 and Independent Eminent Person list will be retained until exhausted or the Applicant chooses to withdraw their expression of interest.
About Hort Innovation
Hort Innovation is a not-for-profit, grower-owned research and development corporation for Australia’s $15.1 billion horticulture industry. Hort Innovation invests around $120 million in research, development and marketing program/projects annually to provide benefit to industry and the wider community. Hort Innovation’s key functions are to:
- provide leadership to, and promote the development of, the Australian horticulture sector
- increase the productivity, farm gate profitability and global competitiveness of the horticultural industries by investing grower levies and government funds in research, development, extension and marketing funds, program/projects services and providing information, services and products related to program/project outcomes
- promote the interests of horticultural industries overseas including the export of Australian horticultural products.
Hort Innovation’s vision is ‘Through innovation, Hort Innovation strives to increase the productivity, farm gate profitability and global competitiveness of Australia’s horticulture industries’.
How to apply
We look forward to receiving your interest directly through the Directors Australia vacancies portal.
Further information about Hort Innovation is available from the Hort Innovation website at horticulture.com.au.