Women on Boards

​​​​​​​Women on Tasmanian Boards​ and ​​Committees

The Tasmanian Government is committed to increasing diversity and the representation of women on Tasmanian Government boards and committees.

On 22 November 2020, the Tasmanian Government released the ‘Women on Boards Strategy 2020-2025: Continuing our progress’. The Strategy builds upon the progress made under the ‘Women on Boards Strategy 2015-2020’, with a refreshed set of actions to deliver the target of 50 per cent representation of women across Government boards and committees.

The Strategy includes practical actions across four focus areas:​

  • Strengthen pathways;

  • Create contemporary systems and processes;

  • Influence change; and

  • Monitor equity.​

​NRE Tas has a large number of boards applies the actions set out in the Strategy to promote women for membership as new appointments are made.​ 

Principles for appoi​​ntme​​​​nt of members

It is important th​​at the selection and appointment process is consistent with the following principles:

  • Compe​​tency
    ​Selection is based on skill sets that meet the needs of Government business to enable the business to function efficiently and effectively in accordance with its objectives

  • Stakehold​​er engagem​​ent
    The Government business is involved in the process to ensure that new appointees add value to the business

  • Transp​arency
    The process is clear and easy to understand.

  • Consistency
    The selection and appointment process is applied consistently for all board appointments.

  • Timeliness
    Appointments are made and announced in a timely manner.

  • Diversity
    The process recognises the importance of diversity in board membership, and the need to maintain a constant, ongoing pool of qualified candidates.​

Board selection c​​​hecklist for applicants

A Board and Com​​mittee Appointment Checklist is available for anyone going through a selection process that provides an overview of process requirements and confirms you have considered all required guidelines and criteria. 

Documents and res​​our​​​ces

​​Government Board Appointments Gender Equ​​ity ​​Guidelines​​

Guidelines​ for Tasmanian Government Businesses - Board Appointments​

Registra​​tion of Interest Form - Tasmanian Government Busi​​ness Directors​​​​