Calls for QLD women on boards

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has announced a new campaign to encourage more Queensland women on boards.

As part of the initiative, a print campaign is set to run calling for expressions of interest to build a register of nominees to fill vacancies as they arise across 320 government bodies.

“My government is committed to ensuring women are represented at all levels of leadership, on boards and committees for government bodies,” Palaszczuk said.

“I’m putting a call out to women across Queensland to take that next step, to represent their communities.

“Queensland can only benefit from accessing the expertise, skills, perspective and knowledge which women bring to the decision-making process.”

Currently, 31 per cent of government board positions are filled by women.

Premier Palaszczuk said the register would build a bank of women available to make government boards truly representative.

The advertisements will call for women with expertise across a range of disciplines, including:

  • Corporate finance or economics.
  • Corporate governance or law.
  • Commercial business.
  • Human resources.
  • Community and stakeholder engagement.

Queensland Government bodies are a critical link between government and the wider community. They range in scale and character from providing policy advice, to overseeing multi-million dollar government trading enterprises.

“It is time for Queensland to benefit from this wealth of untapped experience, and to set a positive example for industry to follow,” Palaszczuk said.