Each year, voting members are invited to nominate and elect individuals to the Engineers Without Borders (EWB) Australia Board of Directors (“The Board”). This is an important opportunity to have your say and elect individuals who can make a valuable contribution in shaping the direction of our organisation.
About the EWB Board
The Board guides the long-term strategic direction of EWB in partnership with our voting members, volunteers, CEO and Staff and partners. The Board oversees the finance, risk and governance of the organisation, makes decisions to ensure the organisation remains financially solvent and acts in the best interest of the organisation.
Who can join?
EWB Australia is committed to welcoming people from the widest possible diversity of backgrounds, culture and experience, including those from an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander background and we strongly encourage women to apply.
At heart, the Board consists of a diverse group of individuals who bring a range of skills and experience across areas like business management, fundraising and have a desire to see EWB thrive. To view skills and capabilities that are being sought in this year’s elections, please read the Board Capability Gap Statement.
How to join
Individuals interested in nominating for the Board are encouraged to fill an early expression of interest (EOI). Expressing interest gives potential candidates an opportunity to connect with existing Board members, find out about support that may be available, and ask any questions they may have about the election process and/or the position prior to formally nominating. Expressions of Interest open 5th September 2022 and close 30 September 2022; Formal nominations will then open in October.
The duties of a Company Director are promulgated by the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth) (the Act), the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC), and the EWB Australia Constitution. To be eligible to act as a Director, a person must be a paid Member of EWB Australia, and must satisfy the conditions of the ACNC, the Act and the EWB Australia Constitution.
To be eligible to act as a Director, a person must not be disqualified from: managing a corporation under the Act; or from being a Responsible Person by the ACNC Commissioner within the previous 12 months. Directors of EWB Australia must undertake a police check and qualifications check to the satisfaction of EWB Australia, and complete the Australian Council for International Development’s Code of Conduct training.
Acting as a Company Director carries significant personal and financial exposure. Directors are expected to be, or must be prepared to become, financially literate as this is required to undertake the solvency obligations of a Director. Directors are not involved in the daily operations of EWB Australia and receive no payment for the position.