31 January 2022 | Tennis NSW

Tennis NSW is seeking expressions of interest for nomination to its Board of Directors.

The Board seeks to appoint up to two (2) new Board-Appointed Directors in line with the skills gaps and diversity requirements identified below.

The Tennis NSW Board consists of 7 Elected Directors and up to 3 Appointed Directors.  All positions are voluntary and expenses reimbursed, and Directors are expected to sit on at least one Board Standing Committee in addition to their role as a Director.

Tennis NSW is headquartered at Sydney Olympic Park Tennis Centre with approximately 500 members located throughout the state, as far north as Tweed Heads, to Bega in the south and inland to Broken Hill.

The Board has identified the following key skills areas as being part of the selection criteria for the role(s):

  • Current membership with Chartered Accountants Australian & New Zealand, or previous extensive professional experience as a Chartered Accountant;
  • Experience in marketing and/or information technology, including as an executive or senior manager;
  • Experience in venue management or delivering major events;
  • Experience working as part of a Remunerations and Nominations committee;
  • AICD or Governance Institute training or equivalent.

Experience on not-for-profit, member organisation or government agency boards would be highly preferable, as well as knowledge and interest in tennis.

The Board encourages and celebrates diversity and inclusion, and to that end will prefer nominations from individuals who identify as female, and applicants from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

If you are interested in nominating, please review the nomination form and provide a personal statement that identifies how you will meet the selection criteria set out in the nomination form.  You must also complete the Board Skills Matrix as a self-assessment when sending your personal statement. Please note that probity checks will be undertaken by Tennis NSW during your nomination process and you will be required to provide information such as a National Police Check and Working With Children Check.

The Tennis NSW Board has tasked the Nominations, Remuneration and Governance Committee (NRGC) to oversee the selection process.  Expressions of interest will be due on Sunday 27 February 2022 to the Company Secretary at [email protected].  The NRGC will consider applications and suitable applicants may be invited to interview.

Applicants with the optimal skills and experience will be recommended by NRGC to the Board with a view to making an appointment(s) at its meeting on 5 April 2022.

For more information on the role, and how to apply you may contact Melissa Achten, President on 0423 842 842 or Darren Simpson, Chief Executive Officer on 0407 926 421, or email [email protected].

View the Tennis NSW Board Code of Conduct.