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Appointed Director - Judo Federation of Australia Ltd NOW OPEN

Thank you for taking the time for consider becoming a part of the Judo Australia Board. A full description of the role is below with any further questions happily answered.


Judo Australia (JA) is the national sporting organisation responsible for the management, development and promotion of the sport of Judo in Australia.

Judo Australia is a member of the International Judo Federation, Oceania Judo Union, Commonwealth Games Australia, Paralympics Australia and the Australian Olympic Committee.

Judo Australia works in partnership with the Combat Institute of Australia to deliver the Australia High Performance Judo Program.

Key government funding is through the Australian Sports Commission and the Australian Institute of Sport.

JA comprises eight-member state & territory organisations, over 200 active clubs and over 6,500 individual members.


The JA Board consists of a total of 7 Directors - 5 elected and 2 appointed. Meetings are convened either face-to-face or via videoconference, six times per year. Costs associated with travel and accommodation to attend meetings will be met by JA.

This is a non-executive, volunteer position. The Board of Directors is responsible for the governance of JA and its strategic development and growth.

Key functions are delegated to Board Committees and the CEO, however the Board has final responsibility for the governance of the organisation. In doing so it strives to achieve best practice principles.

The key roles of the Board of Directors include:

• Formulating and implementing strategic direction;

• Determining policies relevant to the governance and performance of the organisation;

• Ensuring compliance with legal requirements;

• Approving and monitoring the budget;

• Ensuring the financial viability of the organisation;

• Appointing and managing the performance of the CEO;

• Maintaining key stakeholder relationships; and

• Establishing and determining the functions of Board committees.


The JA Nominations Committee is now calling for Expressions of Interest from suitable candidates to be presented as a recommended candidate to the JA Board to fill an Appointed Director position. Experience in sports governance and an understanding of the Australian sporting landscape is ideal, but not mandatory.

Other relevant skills/attributes/experience include:

- Prior Board experience and an understanding of the role of the Board;

- Knowledge and experience in information technology policies;

- Significant knowledge and experience in risk management and governance; and

- Effective demonstrated leadership capabilities.

All Expressions of Interest received will be reviewed by the JA Nominations Committee, which will then select a preferred candidate to be recommended to the JA Board for endorsement. Expressions of Interest close on Friday 1st December, 2023.

Applications for the role should include a covering letter outlining relevant skills/experience and current CV merged as one single PDF document and be sent to the CEO – Rebecca Hamilton Please do not hesitate to reach out if you require any further information.

Yours in Judo,

Rebecca Hamilton

CEO | Company Secretary


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