Following the recent retirement of our long-serving CEO, BGANZ Ltd, the peak member-driven industry body for botanic gardens in Australia and New Zealand, is seeking a new part-time Chief Executive Officer to guide the long-term future of our organisation for the benefit of our members.
Established in 2004, BGANZ has a proud history of delivering exceptional services to our 130+ member gardens by:
In 2016, BGANZ launched the annual Botanic Gardens Day, held annually in May, to highlight the role of plants in our lives and the important work botanic gardens and arboreta undertake.
In April 2022, BGANZ members voted to transition from an incorporated association to a company limited by guarantee to set the organisation up for future growth, better support the successful achievement of our strategic objectives and enable the delivery of an expanded suite of member services.
About the role
Working with a committed and enthusiastic Board, the CEO will define and implement strategic and business plans, building on the progress made by our outgoing CEO, while ensuring the organisation’s policies and processes contribute to the effective management of risk, compliance and governance, meeting all legal obligations.
Your immediate priority will be to lead business development and fundraising activities to identify and secure diversified and sustainable revenue streams. Your other focus areas will be:
The role is offered for an initial period of one year (including a three-month probation period), with the possibility of extension for up to another four years based on the achievement of certain key performance indicators. The role is offered for 20 hours per week/40 hours per fortnight with a salary of up to $120,000 (negotiable) per year (including superannuation), pro rata.
The role is currently delivered from Canberra, working remotely and/or from the Australian National Botanic Gardens. We are open to alternative arrangements.
You are astute and savvy, committed to delivering value to members, and able to advance the interests of botanic gardens with key stakeholders and partners. You will have a sense of vision with proven success in generating organisational income. You will also have:
How to apply
For an initial confidential discussion please email Marianne Cullen, Board Chair, at firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a suitable time.
To express your interest, please email a cover letter addressing why you want to be our next CEO and proposing how you will operate effectively from your preferred location, and a CV, in strict confidence to email@example.com.
Applications close 4 August 2023.