Australian Senior Executive Opportunities

Director
The Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute (AMSI)
Melbourne, Victoria
 
The mathematical sciences have a crucial role to play in national innovation. They have achieved substantial impact in fields as diverse as health sciences, national security, the finance and mining industries, climate science and industrial optimisation.
 
The Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute’s mission is the radical improvement of mathematical sciences capacity and capability in the Australian community. AMSI delivers on its mission through advocacy on behalf of Australia’s mathematical sciences community, and through the delivery of activities under its program areas. These programs fall largely into three areas - school education, research and higher education and engagement with the industrial and commercial world.
 
In the period 2015 to 2020, AMSI holds government and philanthropic grants in excess of $50m.
With full and associate members comprising most Australian universities and a number of government agencies and mathematics-based societies, AMSI is the leading entity in Australia for promoting the benefits of mathematics to the broader community.
 
As its next Director, AMSI is seeking an outstanding individual who will provide the leadership required for AMSI to meet its stated mission through:
 
• strategic management of the three program areas, which cover the entire mathematics pipeline,
• engagement with its membership, government, industry partners, media and the Australian community,
• ensuring the ongoing sustainability of AMSI and the pursuit of external funding from government, industry and other providers so as to enable the expansion of AMSI as an internationally renowned and respected Institute.
 
AMSI’s premises are located at The University of Melbourne on its Parkville campus.
 
Initial enquiries and requests for further information may be directed to Dr Sean Davies of Cordiner King, executive search consultants, on +61 3 9620 2800 or amsi@cordinerking.com.au. Applications close on August 25th, 2017.
 
 
Chief Executive 
The Country Fire Authority
Melbourne, Victoria
 
The Country Fire Authority is a volunteer and community based fire and emergency services organisation protecting millions of Victorians. This statutory authority manages an annual budget approximating $500 million with 55,000 volunteers in addition to 1,100 support staff and over 1,350 career fire fighters that work in 1,219 brigades across the state. 
 
The CFA Board is seeking a transformational leader who can engage and partner with communities and CFA staff and volunteers so as together the CFA will continue protecting lives and property throughout the state. Candidates will have an impressive track record in leading large organisations, preferably in delivering critical services to the community on behalf of the government and community interests. Excellence in complex organisational change as well as experience managing multiple partnerships and stakeholders is essential. Experience with government and broad stakeholder relations, proven financial acumen, governance, compliance and risk management will be well regarded. 
 
Information on CFA can be found at www.cfa.vic.gov.au
 
Applications may be forwarded in confidence to Richard Besley of Cordiner King via email to: cfa@cordinerking.com.au. Telephone enquiries, including requests for the position description may be directed to (03) 9617 7212.