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Organisation : Federation Enterprises

Location : Melbourne

Work type : Various

Profession : Board & Committee Members

Sector : Community Development, Indigenous, Other

Salary type : Other

Application closing date : 30 Jun, 2020

About the role


FVTOC is the sole member and shareholder of Federation Enterprises and appoints the board and sets the overarching expectations for the Company.

Federation Enterprises has been established among other things as a way to support FVTOC by enabling:

  • A greater degree of direct control and oversight of investments

  • Furthering economic and business opportunities

  • Greater focus on managing business interests

  • Enhanced income generation and reduced risk profile and mitigation of conflict of interest

Federation Enterprises is intended to maintain an investment perspective, including in relation to:

  • Performance and risk management

  • Outcomes and effectiveness

  • Values and standards

  • Benefits from partnerships to the Federation and its members directly or indirectly from industry participation.

Board of directors

The role of Federation Enterprises’ board of directors is to provide governance and strategic leadership to the organisation. This includes:

  • Maintaining oversight of and growing the capital and income generated from its investments

  • Developing new opportunities that enhance and benefit Federation, its members and Traditional Owners more broadly

  • Directing, controlling and managing the interests of the company; leading and managing risk and investment due diligence

  • Building shareholder relationships with joint venture partners and broader business and industry

  • Ensuring the interests, integrity and reputation of the parent company and group are maintained through strong accountability, reporting and communication.

The board of directors generally meet a minimum of four times per year. Board members are generally appointed for a period of two years, or as determined by Federation.

Expectations of directors are as follows:

  • Have the appropriate skills, knowledge and attributes for the position

  • Prepare for, attend and actively participate in board meetings

  • Utilise their skills, experience and knowledge to contribute to Federation Enterprises’ success

  • Adhere to Federation Enterprises policies and procedures, and strengthen its governance

  • Become familiar with Federation Enterprises strategies, investments, resources and finances

  • Build relationships across government, business and finance sectors

About the organisation

Organisation Name : Federation Enterprises

Federation Enterprises Pty Ltd was established in 2013 as a for-profit wholly-owned subsidiary of the Federation of Victorian Traditional Owner Corporations (FVTOC). We have already established two joint venture companies with leading businesses to enhance opportunities for our people. In addition to creating jobs for our people, the dividends are reinvested back into cultural strengthening projects, furthering efforts for self-determination for Traditional Owners.

How to apply

Position Description : Federation+Enterprises+Director+EOI

Please contact Company Secretary, Jasmine Yarran, at to enquire about the role or to apply by providing your resume and a brief description of your experience and skills and how you would contribute to the Federation Enterprises board.

Federation’s selection panel will review the EOIs and make recommendations for appointment. A selection panel will make recommendations to the Federation (parent company) board.

Please quote in application: FEDERATION ENTERPRISES PTY LTD DIRECTORS via Pro Bono Australia.



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