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Board Member Position Description Feb 2022

LH-Board-Nomination-Form-2022 Casual Vacancy

LH-Board-Nomination-Form-2022 Casual Vacancy


Laurel House is looking for two Board Members, one of whom must be an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person, to join their passionate and committed team.

Laurel House is experiencing significant organisational growth and development. Our CEO, Kathryn Fordyce joined Laurel House in late May 2021 and has led considerable cultural change and an increased focus on meeting best practice standards. Additionally, significant governance improvements have occurred in the last 6 months with a new subcommittee structure, enhanced clinical expertise in the Board, an updated constitution that reserves a board position for an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person, and a focus on Board processes and director development.

The organisation is entering a new strategic cycle, and a period where advocacy will be critical with ongoing hearings into abuse and neglect through the Tasmanian Commission of Inquiry, and the Disability Royal Commission, the development of the new Tasmanian Action Tasmania’s action plan for family and sexual violence 2019-2022, and the launch of the fifth National Plan to Eliminate Violence against Women and Children.