Call for nominations for non-executive directors of WESSA's board.

WESSA (the Wildlife and Environment Society of South Africa) is looking to appoint Non-Executive Directors (NEDs) to its Board, based on fulfilling the requirements of WESSA’s Employment Equity (EE) strategy. As such, this opportunity is restricted to EE candidates. Board members serve on a volunteer basis and their position is not remunerated.

The focus of the new NED’s activities will be of a strategic nature in any, or all, of the following areas:

  •  Treasury
  • Environmental Education
  • Conservation
  • Environmental Governance 
  • Digital Branding and Social Media.

Their strategic role on the Board will be to strongly support the Board and Executive team with: 

  •  Opening doors to potential partner organisations with the aim of forging mutually beneficial strategic relationships.
  • Developing corporate/government engagements that lead to sustainable channels of fundraising.

We are looking for individuals who have considerable depth of talent, executive demeanour, a very high external corporate/government/environmental reputation, network reach and specific subject expertise.

Individuals to be considered should:

  • Be an expert within their respective fields 
  •  Be in a very senior position in an appropriate profession
  • Have a high level of contacts within the field
  • Be prepared to make a meaningful contribution to WESSA’s endeavours and to provide guidance and advice to the board.

Applications, accompanied by a detailed CV should be emailed to Catherine Ritchie at [email protected] by Friday 8 July 2016.

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