Seeking independent Chair for the Salmon Industry Working Group


​​The Tasmanian Salmon Industry Plan 2023 (the Plan) commenced 1 May 2023. 

The Plan establishes an enduring strategic framework to guide Government’s long-term priorities to support an innovative and sustainable salmon industry in Tasmania.

Implementation of the Plan will be coordinated by the Department of Natural Resources and Environment Tasmania (NRE Tas) in collaboration with associated state government agencies, research organisations and the independent Environment Protection Authority.

NRE Tas will coordinate three implementation arrangements including the Salmon Industry Working Group. The Implementation Program – Tasmanian Salmon Industry Plan​ provides an overview of the key function of this group, including members and meeting arrangements. The Working Group will report directly through the Chair to the Secretary NRE Tas, and its Terms of Reference will be formalised as an outcome of the first official meeting with the independent chair.

Expressions of interest​- Chairperson​​

​The Secretary of the NRE Tas is calling for expressions of interest from people interested in the position of ‘Chairperson’ of the Salmon Industry Working Group established under the Plan.

The position will provide independent governance of the Working Group through attendance of meetings (anticipated to be a minimum of four a year).

Desirabl​​e attributes of the Chairperson includes:​

  • demonstrated corporate governance experience and knowledge;
  • highly developed communication and interpersonal skills including ability to provide authoritative advice on complex matters, high level liaison, presentation, negotiation and conflict resolution skills; and
  • formal certification in foundations of directorship or equivalent qualification or experience.

Mand​​​atory attrib​​​utes:

  • ​No pecuniary interest in the salmon industry or related supporting business.
​The Tasmanian Government is committed to a target of 50 per cent representation of women across government boards and committees. Suitably qualified females are encouraged to apply for these positions.


The Chairperson will be remunerated with a daily sitting fee and reasonable travel and out-of-pocket expenses.

Making your expression of interest​

Expressions of interest should include all relevant information needed to assess suitability for the position including a current curriculum vitae, contact details for two professional references and identification of any perceived or actual conflicts of interest.

Expressions of interest may be made in writing to Ian Dutton - General Manager, Marine Resources at NRE Tas, GPO Box 44 HOBART 7001 or by email to Caitlin Benson, Program Manager

Expression of interest must be received by 5pm on Monday, 30 October 2023.

​Related documents

 Tasmanian Salmon Industry Plan 2023 (PDF 2Mb)

 Implementation Program - Tasmanian Salmon Industry Plan 2023 (PDF 2Mb)​


For any enquiries or further information, including Terms of Reference, contact:

Ian Dutton - General Manager Marine Resources
Phone: 0429 641 445