This template (PDF, 539KB) can be used to steer and document the Board’s conversation about what the CEO will need to do – in light of the organisation’s future – and the type of CEO that will be right in this situation. Once completed, the template can be used as the basis for conversations with the executive search consultant and in the preparation of documents to describe and promote the CEO role.

Note: This template is designed to be completed by hand or used as a model for an organisation to create their own. Reference should therefore be made to page 23 of the PDF version of the publication.[1]


1. See also Serving Victoria: A guide for public sector CEOs (State Government of Victoria, 2011) available from