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Seafood Industry Australia is seeking to appoint three Non-executive Directors to its Board

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About us

Seafood Industry Australia (SIA) is the national peak body representing the whole of Australia’s seafood industry with members from the wild-caught, aquaculture and post-harvest sectors.

As the voice of Australian seafood, SIA provides consumers, Government and other stakeholders with confident and united representation. We are a member-based, not-for-profit organisation with the mission to Promote, Protect and Develop the Australian seafood industry at a national and international level.


Seafood Industry Australia is seeking to appoint three (3) non-executive directors to its Board. These positions present a unique opportunity to support the direction of the association and the industry.

The SIA Board provides strategic guidance and effective oversight of the management and performance of the association in delivering its strategy. The Board operates under mature corporate governance and risk management frameworks to ensure the association’s efforts continue the prosperity of this important Australian industry.

Position Descriptions

The primary skill set sought for the 3 positions are as follows: 

Position 1 – Governance & Stakeholder Management

— Experience and commitment to best practice corporate governance.

— Significant board expertise with an ability to guide the board around governance issues and processes.

— Previous Chair experience highly regarded but not essential.

— Possess an understanding of membership-based organisation governance with senior-level experience in successful stakeholder engagement strategy and implementation across key stakeholder groups.

— Awareness of regulatory and statutory frameworks. 

Position 2 – Leadership and Strategy

— Experience in leading change and innovation in complex multi-stakeholder environments. 

— Demonstrated track record as a Chair/Senior Executive with contemporary leadership experience.

— Entrepreneurial mindset. 

— Experience in strategic/corporate planning, including identifying and analysing strategic opportunities and threats, developing, implementing, delivering and monitoring strategic objectives.

Position 3 – People & Culture

— Experience in overseeing workplace culture, people management, industrial relations, health, safety and wellbeing.

Contemporary skills in the following areas are also important but not essential assessment criteria:

  • Financial literacy: Demonstrated financial management skills and ability to interpret and interrogate financial information. 
  • Digital and Technology: Experience and expertise in identifying, assessing, implementing and leveraging digital technologies, and understanding cyber-security.
  • ESG Experience: Understanding and experience in effective environmental management and the impacts of climate change on business operations.
  • Agribusiness Experience: Experience and knowledge of agricultural and food production, processing and marketing.
  • Communication and Contribution: Be able to effectively communicate ideas to the board and contribute skills, knowledge and expertise to be an effective member of the board.  

Directors commitment

Directors must be prepared to attend and participate in various meetings, including at least 4 Board meetings per year, the Annual General Meeting (AGM) and serve on board committees. Current committees of the Board include:

  • Corporate Governance Committee
  • Financial Audit and Risk Management Committee
  • Director Nomination Committee

Previous experience as a Board Director and/or willingness to undertake relevant professional development is desirable. GAICD or similar credentials are highly regarded.

This is a volunteer position. Reimbursement will be provided for travel, accommodation and related expenses, in line with company policy. Board appointments are 3-year terms, currently with a maximum of 2 terms as per the existing Constitution.


SIA welcomes and encourages all suitably qualified candidates to apply.  Candidates can specify the position they are applying for and can apply for multiple positions via the cover letter and/or the application form.

To express your interest, email your application and CV to [email protected] .  Applications close Monday 8 July 2024.

SIA is committed to providing an environment that respects and promotes equality and diversity to better reflect their sector and the industry’s key markets.

SIA values the awareness, acknowledgement and respect for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples and their culture within our organisation. We welcome applications from people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage.

All applications will be treated with the strictest confidentiality.