Outlined below are the key issues that should be considered prior to an incumbent Board Director being re-appointed.1

If a decision is made by the Minister to automatically re-appoint an existing Board Director there is no requirement to advertise or interview other candidates.

Table 13: Re-appointments
Theme Actions Responsibility
Issues to consider before re-appointing a Board Director Make it clear to Board Directors that re-appointment is not guaranteed, particularly if they have served two terms, as outlined in the Appointment and Remuneration Guidelines for Victorian Government Boards, Statutory Bodies and Advisory Committees. Board Chair.
Consider the Director’s performance during their term on the Board. Responsible governance officer(s) in consultation with the Board.
Analyse the personal qualities, character and reputation, knowledge, skills and specialist expertise currently required by the Board to determine if the Director’s skills set and expertise are still relevant to the Board. This analysis should take into account any role analysis that has been undertaken. Responsible governance officer(s) in consultation with the Board Chair.
Consider whether or not regular turnover of the Board has been balanced against the need to retain a proportion of Directors with the necessary knowledge and understanding of the needs of the entity. Responsible governance officer(s) in consultation with the Board Chair.

Footnotes

  1. Department of Premier and Cabinet, as updated, Appointment and Remuneration Guidelines for Victorian Government Boards, Statutory Bodies and Advisory Committees, Department of Premier and Cabinet, Victoria.