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About the Meaningful Ageing Board

The Board is comprised of nine volunteer members who collectively contribute diverse expertise and experience to provide sound governance. Seven Board members are elected by the members of Meaningful Ageing and two Board members are appointed by the Board.

Skills mix

We have a skilled-based board made up of individuals who are interested in contributing as a volunteer member of the Board meeting the following critieria:

  1. Professional expertise and experience in one or more of the following areas;
  • Spirituality, spiritual care & ageing
  • Services for older people
  • Stakeholder engagement
  • Financial management
  • Marketing and communications
  • Government relations, advocacy
  • Legal
  • Business development
  • Board governance
  • Other health and care sectors
  • Risk management
  • Strategic thinking
  1. Personal values are consistent with Meaningful Ageing’s vision, mission and values of wisdom, collaboration and engagement. It is essential that potential Board members understand and uphold the value of spirituality in enhancing the lives of all and especially older people.
  2. Commitment to make a worthwhile contribution to the governance of Meaningful Ageing in accordance with the duties and responsibilities of a Board member. This involves:
  • Attendance at the four Board meetings during the year
  • Ability to undertake domestic travel to attend Board meetings
  • Attendance at the Annual General Meeting (run on the same day as a board meeting)
  • Participating in a Board sub-committee including meetings (estimated at approximately 3 hours per quarter, more for Chairs – mostly by teleconference)
  • Delivery on individual board Director KPIs, approximately two hours per month
  • Attendance at an annual strategic planning meeting (eight hours)
  • Assisting the CEO with projects from time to time
  • Attendance at an annual Member Forum and/or Member Network meeting in your state/territory
  • A commitment to serve a three-year term

Importantly, Board members are required to assist in providing practical support to enhance the vision and mission of Meaningful Ageing and therefore must have the capacity and be willing to take on an active role during and in between meetings.

  1. Personal attributes, qualities, experiences and connections that would contribute to the capacity of the Board to reflect and consider diverse perspectives, insights and experiences that will enhance its deliberation of a range of issues and opportunities relevant to Meaningful Ageing’s vision and mission.
  2. Experience in Board governance is desirable but not essential. It is expected that Board members will exercise diligence and maintain ongoing education/development in understanding their responsibilities and specific matters about that they will be required to address in providing advice and making decisions as a member of the Board.

Sound character – Board positions are subject to a satisfactory police check clearance and reference checks. This includes someone who is not disqualified from managing a corporation, within the meaning of the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth) and has not been disqualified by the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commissioner at any time during the previous year from being a responsible person of a registered charity.

Read the full FAQs document here.

For a copy of the nomination form, contact our office admin@meaningfulage.org.au.