Women on Boards

​​​​​​The Tasmanian Government's Women of Boards Strategy 2020-2025 set a target of 50% representation of women on Tasmanian Government boards. 

  Women on Boards Strategy 2020-25   (10Mb)

We have a significant number of boards at NREtas and we will apply the actions set out in the Strategy to promote women for membership as new appointments are made.

Principles for appointme​​​​nt of members

It is important that 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

Documents and res​​ources

Board selection c​hecklist for applicants

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

Tasmanian w​​omen's register

​If you are interested in being appointed to a Government board you can add your name to the Tasmanian Wo​men's Register​​. The register is administered by the Department of Communities Tasmania.

Useful documents​​​

  Women on Boards 2015-2020 Annual Report 2020   (669Kb)

  Tasmanian Womens Strategy Progress Report - 2019   (1Mb)

Government Board Appointments Gender Equity Guidelines​



People and Culture
Email: People.Culture.Enquiries@nre.tas.gov.au