Non-Executive Director - Dairy Food Safety Victoria

Location Melbourne
Job Type Permanent
Reference JO-2104-104046_1619667558
Posted 8 days ago
  • 5 Vacancies
  • 6 Board Meetings per year
  • Remunerated Role with 3 Year Appointment

Dairy Food Safety Victoria is the Statutory Authority responsible for ensuring national food safety standards are met by licensing all dairy premises operating in Victoria's dairy industry and approving and ensuring compliance with food safety programs. It approves and monitors the implementation of food safety programs; administers the licensing system and ensures qualified persons are appointed as Authorised Officers. DFSV is instrumental in maintaining Victoria's reputation for producing clean, safe and wholesome dairy foods.

The Board is appointed by Cabinet via the Minister for Agriculture. The Board currently consists of seven members with the exception of the Chairperson, and has 6 Non-Executive Director terms expiring as of 11th October 2021, and only 5 vacancies, as one is a direct appointment from the department.

The role of the Board is to provide leadership and strategic guidance for Dairy Food Safety Victoria and to oversee management's implementation of Dairy Food Safety Victoria's Corporate Plan. The Board works as a team and meets on a regular basis. Board members must ensure that they can devote sufficient time and commitment to properly perform their role and duties on behalf of Dairy Food Safety Victoria.

Dairy Food Safety Victoria is seeking interested individuals with demonstrated experience in one or more of the following:

  • Audit and Risk, Accounting/ Finance (CPA accredited)
  • Dairy food manufacturing
  • Public Health
  • Food technology, science and safety
  • Business management
  • Consumer issues
  • Food regulation
  • Data analytics
  • Understanding of government legislation and legislative processes
  • Change management and or / innovative reform
  • Food Safety and pre farm gate experience
  • Candidates will also ideally have experience and knowledge in best practice regulation, corporate governance and risk management.

Candidates should have industry knowledge or experience in food, dairy production or processing, animal health and welfare and food safety culture.

To apply for these exciting Board roles with Dairy Food Safety Victoria please visit the Davidson Executive & Boards website,

Applications will Tuesday 18th May 2021.

For further information please download (copy & paste):, or for a confidential discussion, please contact Natasha Diamond on 0412 822 348 or Jarrod McLauchlan on 0407 808 517.