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Australian Wooden Boat Festival - Board Chair

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Australian Wooden Boat Festival, Inc is a not-for-profit organisation that produces a biennial festival of wooden boats in Hobart, Tasmania. Our aim is to celebrate the unique maritime history and culture of Tasmania and the beauty of wooden boats. This is now the largest event of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere.Along with the exhibition of beautiful boats, the festival delivers a lively combination of incredible food, live entertainment, music, demonstrations and displays. AWBF Inc. is strategically managed by a voluntary Board based in Hobart. As the Chair of a skills-based Board you will have overall responsibility for the governance, leadership and efficiency of the organisation. Supported by a General Manager and a varying small staff complement, you will facilitate the functioning of the Board and effectively communicate with stakeholders including Government and sponsors. You will also need to build strong collaborative partnerships with a variety of organisations. Have you been an executive or senior manager in business or events and highly regarded by a broad network of your peers? A person with presence and vision who is nimble and alert to growth and new opportunities for AWBF? High-level interpersonal and communication skills; commercial; strategic; corporate governance knowledge; a respect for diversity and inclusion – do these words describe you? High level experience with a major festival or event and an interest in maritime heritage would be well regarded. To express interest in strict confidence, email your resume to murfettp@bigpond.net.au . Further enquiries can be made only to Peter Murfett on 0488 444 295.