Corporate Secretary - GMW

Job Title: Corporate Secretary - GMW
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Shepparton
Salary: Competitive
Start Date: 2019-05-06
Reference: JO-1904-94970-1
Contact Name: Paris Plompen
Contact Email:
Job Published: May 07, 2019 09:23

Job Description

  • Leadership opportunity in Northern Victoria
  • Provide governance oversight, legal advice and internal auditing to the organisation
  • Play a critical role in ensuring Australia’s future Food Security

Goulburn-Murray Water’s (GMW) role in delivering reliable, affordable water drives the regional economy and underpins its collective prosperity. The Goulburn-Murray Irrigation District (GMID) in northern Victoria is the irrigation powerhouse of Australia supporting the world’s best farmers. With such an array of opportunities, comes the challenge to ensure GMW continues to be fit-for-purpose and future ready. It is because of this GMW is on the verge of a new era. We are looking for the right executive team to reshape the organisation to ensure the next 100 years of regional prosperity in the GMID.

Reporting to the Managing Director, the Corporate Secretary will provide effective governance oversight, legal advice, Board administration and internal auditing including Legal Services and Water Compliance to the organisation. The appointee will act as Corporate Secretary for all Boards and Committees, and provide organisational corporate governance advice and awareness, leading improvements to ensure that the business is well equipped to make informed and defensible decisions. The incumbent will drive quality and efficiency outcomes by applying innovative continuous improvement solutions.
You are ideally tertiary qualified in business administration and a company secretary qualified from the Governance Institute. The appointee will have significant depth of knowledge of corporate governance and either legal/compliance or risk and probity requirements under the Water Act and other relevant legislation.  Your proven experience applying judgement and decision making with complex issues, programs and stakeholders will underpin your success in this role.

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For further information or a confidential discussion, please contact Seamus Scanlon on (03) 9929 9589 or Jarrod McLauchlan on (03) 9929 9515.

Goulburn Murray Water is an equal opportunity employer valuing all people, diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives. GMW is open to considering this appointment on a part-time or full-time arrangement, in addition to flexible working arrangements.