Women on Boards
The Tasmanian Government's Women of Boards Strategy 2020-2025 set a target of 50% representation of women on Tasmanian Government boards. The strategy is available on the Department of Communities website
We have 33 boards at DPIPWE and we will apply the actions set out in the Strategy to promote women for membership as new appointments are made.
Principles for appointment of members
It is important that the selection and appointment process is consistent with the following principles:
Selection is based on skill sets that meet the needs of Government business to enable the business to function efficiently and effectively in accordance with its objectives
- Stakeholder engagement
The Government business is involved in the process to ensure that new appointees add value to the business
The process is clear and easy to understand.
The selection and appointment process is applied consistently for all board appointments.
Appointments are made and announced in a timely manner.
The process recognises the importance of diversity in board membership, and the need to maintain a constant, ongoing pool of qualified candidates
Documents and resources
Board selection checklist for applicants
- provides an overview of process requirements
- confirms you have considered all required guidelines and criteria
Tasmanian women's register
If you are interested in being appointed to a Government board you can add your name to the Tasmanian Women's Register. The register is administered by the Department of Communities Tasmania.
Useful documentsGovernment Board Appointments Gender Equity Guidelines