General Assembly Member

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General Assembly Member

Greenpeace Australia Pacific Limited is committed to excellence in governance and therefore seeks suitability qualified individuals who can contribute to the overall success of the organisation.

Greenpeace Australia Pacific encourages people from diverse backgrounds, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and Pacific Island peoples, to apply.

The competencies outlined are relevant to all applicants regardless of whether they are applying for the General Assembly and/or Board.  This provides an opportunity to draw applicants for future open Board positions from the General Assembly.

GA candidates are not expected to satisfy each of the competencies outlined however the Nomination Committee will assess candidates according to these criteria.

Board candidates are expected to satisfy each of the competencies outlined and will be assessed according to these criteria.

Eligibility criteria

  • Commitment to Greenpeace values
  • Directors must not be disqualified from managing a corporation under the Corporations Act and must not be currently disqualified from being a board member by the ACNC Commissioner;
  • Candidates must formally accept of the objectives of the Greenpeace Trust and agreement to be bound by its constitution;
  • Board and GA applications to be received by the 10th April 2017 in order to be assessed by the Nominations Committee.  
  • Other criteria as specified in Articles 16 and 48 the Greenpeace Australia Pacific Limited Constitution;
  • Payment of membership fee before due date.

 

GA candidates

All candidates wishing to be considered as part of this process will be required to complete and submit the following documentation by the 10th of April, 2017:

Selection Criteria

Member of the General Assembly

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Greenpeace Australia Pacific Limited is committed to excellence in governance and therefore seeks suitability qualified individuals who through acting as a member of the General Assembly can contribute to the overall success of the organisation.

Greenpeace Australia Pacific encourages people from diverse backgrounds, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and Pacific Island peoples, to apply.

Role:

Member of the General Assembly (voluntary)

Greenpeace overview

Greenpeace is an independent campaigning organisation that uses non-violent direct action to expose global environmental problems and to force solutions which are essential to a green and peaceful future.  Greenpeace's goal is to ensure the ability of the earth to nurture life in all its diversity.

Our core values

Independence:

  • We do not accept money from governments, corporations or political parties because it would compromise our core values.

Bearing witness:

  • Our peaceful protests work to raise awareness and bring public opinion to bear on decision-makers.

Non-violent direct action:

  • We strongly believe that violence in any form is morally wrong and accomplishes nothing. Greenpeace takes non-violent direct action at the point of an environmental crime to expose an environmental problem.

Annual turnover

Gross Income $17.4m 2016 ($20.7m 2015)

Key responsibilities of the General Assembly

General Assembly members are the voting members of the organisation who participate in oversight of the organisation through the Annual General Meeting, any extraordinary general meetings or postal ballots.

General Assembly members do not participate in the day to day operations or decision making. However they can exercise their power via a vote at the Annual General Meeting on important decisions that affect the direction of the organisation.

The main responsibilities of the General Assembly are:

  • Election of the Board members
  • Supervision of Board performance
  • Acceptance of the Annual Report of Greenpeace Australia Pacific; and
  • Appointment of the external auditor.

Meetings per year

1 per year

How to apply

All candidates wishing to be considered as part of this process are required to complete and submit:

  1. Application for Membership to the GA in the prescribed form
  2. GA Applicant Disclosure form
  3. Abbreviated Curriculum Vitae (max. 2 pages)
  4. Expression of Interest (PART A ONLY) up to 500 words in support of their application

All documents are to be received by the 9am Monday 10th of April, 2017 and should be addressed to:

Company Secretary


Greenpeace Australia Pacific


GPO Box 3307, Sydney NSW 2001

Or via

 Forms Required: Application for membership, disclousre form and expression of Interest forms.

 

 

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