Opportunity to lead the GCNA Board | Applications Open

Kylie Porter | October 25, 2018

An opportunity exists for an experienced board member with a passion for corporate sustainability and responsibility to bring their skills to the Global Compact Network Australia (GCNA) and lead the organisation through its next phase of evolution and growth.

The GCNA Chairperson

As a leading voice for the GCNA, including amongst Australia’s leading businesses, the Chair brings their leadership and influence to the GCNA to assist the organisation with meeting its vision to be the “leading driver of effective business practices that deliver social, economic and environmental gains”.

The successful Chairperson will leverage their relationships with Australian CEOs and Boards to promote the work of the GCNA and responsible business practices that are aligned to the UN Global Compact’s 10 Principles. This will also involve promoting and convening dialogue with Australia’s c-suite leaders on responsible business practices, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and elevating the GCNA as the peak body in Australia for corporate responsibility and sustainability, including speaking publicly at GCNA and non-GCNA events.

Our future Chairperson will have a genuine interest and commitment to responsible business practices and in the vision and purpose of the GCNA, the UN Global Compact and the SDGs, as well as holding strong, diversified business relationships. This person is a collaborator and networker who has a strong ability to forge new relationships and influence and shape the future direction of organisations. The role is a voluntary position.

Further information, including the position description can be found here.

Application Process

Please apply by way of cover letter and CV to the Deputy Chair, Megan Christensen, via secretariat@unglobalcompact.org.au

About Us

The Global Compact Network Australia (GCNA) is the Australian network of the United Nations Global Compact; the world’s largest corporate sustainability initiative, and one of Australia’s leading initiatives in the space. We are a business-led but multi-stakeholder membership organisation, working to support our members to implement the principles of the UN Global Compact and promote corporate responsibility and sustainability in Australia. The GCNA has over 80 members, including eight of the top 10 ASX-listed companies. Our revenue is derived from membership fees, events and Australian Government funding. The GCNA’s office is based in Melbourne, with our members based predominately in Melbourne, Sydney and Perth.

The United Nations Global Compact is the UN’s voluntary corporate sustainability initiative in the areas of human rights, labour, the environment, and anti-corruption. It revolves around ten universal principles drawn from four key international instruments in these areas, and facilitating cooperation and collective action in support of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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Kylie Porter

Kylie is a sustainability expert with over 18 years of experience in corporate affairs, sustainability and strategy roles across a broad range of industries. During her career, Kylie has helped numerous companies develop and implement responsible business strategies, managed reputation risk for environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues and wrote and managed policies across various thematic areas including climate change and human rights.