Fundamentally, the board of a public entity needs to comprise directors who collectively possess the capabilities that are required – given the particular circumstances of each public entity – to effectively govern that public entity.

The government seeks to increase the representation of women and indigenous Victorians at board level. This ensures the services the public entity provides responds to and reflects Victoria’s culturally diverse community.

The government policy also seeks to give young Victorians a real voice in government. The Office of Women’s Policy has established a Diversity Register of people interested in participating on a board. See also the Victorian Public Board Appointments.