Board directors of public entities are chosen for their capabilities and capacity to perform their duties effectively. The role is one of strategy and governance.

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.