Chair – Yarra Energy Foundation

Job Title: Chair – Yarra Energy Foundation
Location: Melbourne
Salary: Competitive
Start Date: 2019-09-19
Reference: JO-1907-96723-5
Contact Name: Olivia O’Shea
Contact Email:
Job Published: September 20, 2019 11:12

Job Description

  • Create a zero-carbon future
  • Engage communities so no one is left behind
  • Volunteer to leave your legacy
The Yarra Energy Foundation (YEF) is an independent, for-purpose organisation with a huge ambition – to achieve a zero-carbon future in the City of Yarra. Its mission is to cut stationary energy emissions across the municipality.
In this voluntary position, you will lead the highly capable Board in providing strategic direction and governance oversight so the organisation can achieve its mission.
The Chair will help unlock opportunities, via their networks, for new funding and business development to support sustainable growth and increase impact. This includes building relationships with key stakeholders and potential partners among all levels of government and within the carbon, sustainability and energy sectors.
With a focus on maintaining open and ongoing communications, the Chair will lead conversations between YEF and City of Yarra and support the YEF CEO to nurture the relationships with Council’s CEO, elected members and senior management.
The Chair will have previous Board experience, ideally at the Chair or Deputy Chair level. They will also have an understanding of the Community of Yarra, or similar communities, and a working knowledge of the risk and opportunities within the energy and sustainability sector.
They will bring a working experience of organisational governance, a commercial acumen and have a track record of engaging complex, multi-disciplinary stakeholder groups to deliver strategic outcomes.
For those intrinsically motivated by making a difference, this leadership role at a pivotal time presents a unique opportunity to create a positive legacy for future generations.
To access the Position Description for this role, go to   
To apply for this role, please email your Resume and brief Cover Letter to with reference number Ref: JO-1907-96723 in the subject field.
Alternatively, if you would like to have a confidential discussion, please contact Cameron Norton on (03) 9929 9522 or Clare McCartin on 03 9929 99518.

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