Recruiting: AMRRIC Board of Directors

About us

AMRRIC (Animal Management in Rural and Remote Indigenous Communities) is a national not-for-profit organisation that works with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities to improve the health and welfare of their companion animals. In doing so, we are helping to create healthier, safer and happier communities. The core values of AMRRIC are: respect, accountability, integrity, outcomes focus, interconnectedness. 

AMRRIC’s governance structure is a national membership-based organisation, a Company Limited by Guarantee, and a health promotion charity registered with the ACNC.  We work strongly by collaboration with a range of stakeholders and undertake and advocate for a One Health One Wellbeing approach.


The roles

AMRRIC is seeking to appoint three independent Board Directors to help guide our organisation through an exciting period of expansion and diversification. We are looking for dynamic, experienced and collaborative Board Directors whose values align with AMRRIC’s purpose to collaborate with rural and remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to improve the health and wellbeing of their companion animals and the health, wellbeing and safety of communities.

The Board is seeking particular skills from the recruitment to enhance the governance structure of the current board.  Those skills being sought are:

  • knowledge of the One Health concept and experience in multi-disciplinary programming; someone who has experience and qualification in human health, zoonotic diseases, and an understanding of the important linkages between human, animal and environmental health;
  • understanding of Australian government, funding structures and policy; someone who is well-networked and has experience in driving business development through a strong strategy and advocacy program;
  • legal qualifications and experience; someone who has demonstrated legal experience particularly in area(s) of interest being governance, commercialisation, privacy, contract and policy.

AMRRIC strongly encourages applications for these board positions from Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander people, as the Board works towards a goal of increasing Indigenous representation of Directors in the organisation’s governance structure.

As a national organisation, we encourage suitably qualified people from all states and territories to apply.  AMRRIC will also consider applications from those residing outside of Australia.  Appointment would be on an initial term of 3 years, with a total of three terms of service available.


Responsibilities required

  • Strong understanding of governance and the role and responsibilities of a board director ideally gained through AICD (Australian Institute of Company Directors) or similar qualifications and/or previous Board experience.
  • The ability to understand and critically assess strategic plans, risk management plans, budgets, financial and performance reports.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills together with the ability to operate collaboratively in a team environment.
  • Personal qualities of integrity, professionalism, and a passion for improving the lives of Indigenous people and animals living in remote and rural communities.

Board Directors will be required to prepare for and attend four meetings annually comprised of two remote teleconference meetings and two face-to-face board meetings (if and where possible). In addition, Directors are expected to participate on one or more Committees and represent AMRRIC occasionally at events.

AMRRIC will provide support in induction and initial buddy system for new Board members and ongoing professional development opportunities for Directors. AMRRIC will arrange and meet the costs of necessary accommodation, travel and associated expenses for Board Directors to attend meetings and any other approved related business.

To apply

Please email a letter as application outlining your interest, skills and experience, particularly as it relates to the responsibilities and skill sets presented above, and a copy of your resume to:

  • Email: using the subject line: Board Director Position Application
  • Please mark to the attention of: Joanne Abraham, Chair of AMRRIC
  • For more information or a confidential discussion, please also email and provide a suitable
    contact number and an appropriate time(s) to contact.


Applications will be accepted until 5PM ACST, Sunday 10th July 2022

Applications will be reviewed as they are received by the Governance and Nominations Committee and a response provided at earliest convenience.