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Independent Director

Yindjibarndi Community and Commercial Limited

Western Australia



Yindjibarndi Community and Commercial Ltd is seeking applications from experienced and qualified individuals who are interested in appointment as an Independent Director on the board of Yindjibarndi Community and Commercial Ltd (YCCL) as trustees for the Yindjibarndi People Community Trust and the Yindjibarndi Commercial Trust. 



About YCCL

YCCL is the trustee of two trusts established in 2013 to receive rail tariff payments from Rio Tinto for their rail system  that runs through Yindjibarndi Country.



The Yindjibarndi people have non-exclusive Native Title rights over 1500 square Kilometres in the West Pilbara region and exclusive Native Title rights over an area of 2,700 square Kilometres. 



YCCL has a board consisting of four Yindjibarndi people and two independent directors.




The Role

YCCL is seeking applications from experienced and qualified individuals interested in being appointed as an independent non-member director for a period of up to two years.

 

Board meetings are held 6 times per year in Roebourne WA and, when required, via zoom.   Board members travel and accommodation costs are covered by the trust. Directors fees are paid monthly . 

 


The Requirements

  • Applicants are required to be independent, that is, not an Yindjibarndi person, or employed by an Yindjibarndi entity or by Rio Tinto. 

  • Have competed, or within the first year of their term will complete the AICD Directors course.

  • Have a minimum three years’ experience as a director of an Australian company or in a professional, financial or business management role.

  • Are financially literate.

  • Possesses leadership experience and shall possess qualities reflecting a proven record of accomplishment and ability to work with others.

  • Do not have commitments that would conflict with the commitments of a Director of the Corporation.

  • Is of high repute and recognised integrity and:

    • Is not a person who is not permitted by the Corporations Act (or an order made under the Corporations Act) or the CATSI Act to be a director;

    • Has not been disqualified (either automatically or by Court order) from managing a corporation under from doing anything else contemplated by the role of the Independent Director, under any applicable law;

    • Is not a person who has been convicted of an offence other than a traffic infringement or other minor offence.

  • Endorsed by Yindjibarndi Aboriginal Corporation and approved by Rio Tinto.

 

 In appointing an Independent Member, regard shall be had to whether the person:

  • Has experience working with Aboriginal communities;

  • Has experience working with the administration of charitable and other trusts;

  • Has experience with successful business developments, or other relevant qualifications or experience; and

  • Is willing to undertake cultural awareness training if required by the Yindjibarndi PBC

 

Ideally, candidates will have experience and qualifications in law, finance, native title, corporate governance, or similar areas.  Previous experience in governance with high standards of integrity, ethics and corporate governance is essential. Strengths in leadership and management of people & process will be highly valued and a demonstration of cultural humility and understanding is essential.


 

To Apply

Applications should be emailed to John Hender at jhender@bigpond.net.au.



For more information about the role, please contact John Hender on the above email.



For further information regarding Yindjibarndi People, their country, their culture and beliefs and their journey, please go to Juluwarlu.com.au.

Applications Close FRIDAY 20 August 2021.

 


 

 

Independent Director

Thalanyji Trustee Advisory Committee

 

The Thalanyji People are seeking applications for one Independent Member for the Trustee Advisory Committee (TAC) for the Thalanyji Charitable and Direct Benefits Trusts.

 

The Role of TAC is to:

  • Review the Trustee’s compliance and provide recommendations to the Trustee on how it fulfils its obligations under the Trust Deeds.

  • Provide recommendations to the Trustee as to the fulfilment of the Trust Objects.

  • Assist the Trustee to manage its relationships and liaise with the Thalanyji People, and the Buurabalayji Thalanyji Aboriginal Corporation.

  • Foster mutual respect and cooperation between the Thalanyji People, the Trustee & the BTAC.

  • Develop the executive capacity and community development functions of the Executive Office.

 

 

The Independent Member’s role will: 

 

  • Provide leadership, direction and support to the TAC;

  • Review the management of the Trust’s finances;

  • Promote and uphold principles of good governance;

  • Attend all TAC meetings;

  • Promote effective and efficient lines of communication; and

  • Undertake appropriate cross-cultural training as required.

 

 

A person is eligible for appointment if they:

 

  • Independent: is independent;

  • Experience: has a minimum three years experience as a director of an Australian company or in a professional, financial or business management role;

  • Financial Literacy: is ‘financially literate’;

  • Leadership Experience: possesses leadership experience, and shall possess qualities reflecting a proven record of accomplishment and ability to work with others;

  • Absence of Conflicting Commitments: does not have commitments that would conflict with the commitments of a Director of the Corporation;

  • Reputation and Integrity: is of high repute and recognised integrity and; 

    • Is not a person who is not permitted by the Corporations Act (or an order made under the Corporations Act) or the CATSI Act to be a director;

    • Has not been disqualified (either automatically or by Court order) from managing a corporation under from doing anything else contemplated by the role of the Independent Director, under any applicable law;

    • Is not a person who has been convicted of an offence other than a traffic infringement or other minor offence;

  • Endorsed by the Trustee and approved by Chevron.

 

 

In appointing an Independent Member, regard shall be had to whether the person:

 

  • Has experience working with Aboriginal communities;

  • Has experience working with the administration of charitable and other trusts;

  • Has experience with successful business developments, or other relevant qualifications or experience; and

  • Is willing to undertake cultural awareness training.

 

 

Commitment:

 

There is one position available for the Independent Member for the TAC appointment for a two year term with potential to continue if re-elected. The expected commitment of the TAC members is approximately once per quarter each year. Meetings will typically be held in Perth, Onslow or Karratha, Western Australia.

 

 

Applicants:

 

Your EOI should include a CV, salary expectations and a letter detailing your interest and a demonstration of your eligibility, by 4:00pm on the 30 July 2021.

 

For further information or to submit your expressions of interest, please contact Jana Francis, Senior Native Title Trust Manager, Perpetual, at jana.francis@perpetual.com.au or call 08 9224 4402.


 

 

Applications Close 4pm WST 30 July 2021.

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