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In­de­pen­dent Di­rec­tors (2 x po­si­tions avail­able)

Aus­tralian Forestry Stan­dard (AFS) Ltd is a not-for-profit com­pany es­tab­lished in 2002 to pro­mote the sus­tain­able man­age­ment of Aus­tralia’s plan­ta­tion and na­tive forests. To ac­com­plish this aim, AFS owns and man­ages the Aus­tralian For­est Stan­dard Cer­ti­fi­ca­tion Scheme. The Scheme is un­der­pinned by two en­dorsed Aus­tralian Stan­dards®, AS4708- Sus­tain­able For­est Man­age­ment and the as­so­ci­ated Stan­dard® for chain of cus­tody of cer­ti­fied wood and for­est prod­ucts AS4707. As of Au­gust 2017, over 24 mil­lion ha of Aus­tralia’s plan­ta­tion and na­tive forests are sus­tain­ably man­aged un­der AS4708 and over 300 sites across Aus­tralia op­er­ate a chain of cus­tody man­age­ment sys­tem cer­ti­fied to AS4707.

AFS Ltd, is one of only five (5) stan­dards de­vel­op­ment or­gan­i­sa­tions ac­cred­ited by Stan­dards Aus­tralia to write and de­velop fully en­dorsed and recog­nised Aus­tralian Stan­dards®. AFS is a mem­ber of the in­ter­na­tional Program for the En­dorse­ment of For­est Cer­ti­fi­ca­tion (PEFC), and the Aus­tralian For­est Cer­ti­fi­ca­tion Scheme has achieved in­ter­na­tional mu­tual recog­ni­tion as an en­dorsed PEFC scheme. AFS Ltd pro­motes do­mes­tic and in­ter­na­tional mar­kets for sus­tain­ably pro­duced for­est prod­ucts through AFS and PEFC sup­ply chain prod­uct la­belling. Mem­ber­ship of the Aus­tralian Forestry Stan­dard is open to all in­di­vid­u­als and or­gan­i­sa­tions who sup­port the ob­jects of the or­gan­i­sa­tion. AFS Ltd is gov­erned by a board of up to nine di­rec­tors, six ap­pointed by the mem­bers, and up to three In­de­pen­dent di­rec­tors (ie not mem­bers of AFS Ltd or em­ploy­ees of mem­bers) ap­pointed by the board. The chair is ap­pointed from among the in­de­pen­dent di­rec­tors. The board meets around 3-5 times a year, with ad­di­tional meet­ings of board com­mit­tees (Au­dit & Risk, Gov­er­nance and Mar­ket­ing) as re­quired. In­de­pen­dent di­rec­tors are ap­pointed ac­cord­ing to their skills and ex­pe­ri­ence to en­sure the board col­lec­tively has the ca­pac­ity to ef­fec­tively ad­vance AFS ob­jec­tives. In­de­pen­dent di­rec­tors will be se­lected with a fo­cus on the fol­low­ing skills and ex­pe­ri­ence:


• A strong back­ground in sus­tain­abil­ity, es­pe­cially in the ar­eas of the built en­vi­ron­ment, spec­i­fi­ca­tion and de­sign.

• An ex­ten­sive net­work within the Aus­tralian and In­ter­na­tional build­ing de­sign, ar­chi­tec­tural, en­vi­ron­men­tal or aca­demic com­mu­ni­ties.

• Be well re­garded and re­spected by Aus­tralian en­vi­ron­men­tal and/or sci­en­tific or­gan­i­sa­tions.

• Mar­ket­ing and pro­mo­tion of sus­tain­able prod­ucts or so­lu­tions (build­ing or con­sumer prod­ucts), in­clud­ing pro­mo­tion and re­tail mar­ket­ing

En­vi­ron­ment and Com­mu­nity

• So­cial mar­ket­ing and com­mu­nity en­gage­ment

• Ru­ral and re­gional com­mu­nity de­vel­op­ment and em­ploy­ment

• Indige­nous com­mu­nity de­vel­op­ment and ed­u­ca­tion.

Man­age­ment and Pub­lic Pol­icy

• Cor­po­rate gov­er­nance

• Stan­dards de­vel­op­ment and man­age­ment

• Pub­lic pol­icy and ad­min­is­tra­tion

• Busi­ness and financial man­age­ment, in­clud­ing le­gal is­sues and risk man­age­ment

• The Aus­tralian Forestry Stan­dard sup­ports and en­cour­ages di­ver­sity and gen­der balance. Indige­nous and fe­male can­di­dates are en­cour­aged to ap­ply.

Ap­pli­ca­tions close on Septem­ber 30, 2017

Ap­pli­ca­tions can be sub­mit­ted to the Chief Ex­ec­u­tive Of­fi­cer, PO Box 786, New Farm, QLD 4005 or email: si­mon.dor­ries@forestry­s­tan­dard.org.au.

Tel: +61 438 265 975.


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