Women on Boards

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

  Women on Bo​​​ards Strategy 2020-25   (10Mb)

We have a significant number of boards at NRE Tas and we will apply 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

Documents and res​​our​​​ces

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
  • confirms you have considered all required guidelines and criteria

Tasmanian w​​om​​en's register

The Tasmanian Women's Register is a subscription list for Tasmanians who want to receive information about vacancies for Tasmanian Government boards and committees.  

The Register is administrated by the Department of Premier and Cabinet.  Expression of Interest are emailed to subscribers when they are made available by agencies.  There is no set schedule.  

You may add or remove your name from the register or amend your details by emailing womens.register@dpac.tas.gov.au​​.  

You can also express interest for government business board positions (one type of Tasmanian Government board/committee) through the Department of Treasury and Finance.  ​

Useful docu​​ments​​​​

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

Tasmanian Women's Strategy Progress Report - 2019 (PDF 1Mb)

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

Guidelines​ for Tasmanian Government Businesses - Board Appointments​

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


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