About the organisation
About the role
Landscapes Queensland Limited (LQL) is a company limited by guarantee established in 2018 to act as trustee of the Queensland Trust for Nature (QTFN) (established by Trust Deed 2 March 2004).
At QTFN, biodiversity is our business. We restore, enhance and protect biodiversity, habitat for threatened species and ecosystems across Queensland through sustainable land management, smart investment strategies, powerful partnerships, and proven results.
Our approach is to protect threatened ecosystems and wildlife without locking up land for sustainable production. QTFN operates a revolving fund which acquires, restores if required, and protects land and then resells the land onto the private market. This enables the fund to reinvest sale proceeds into acquiring and protecting additional areas and increase the privately-owned conservation estate throughout Queensland.
We own and maintain long-term property holdings including a 2000-hectare cattle station in South-East Queensland (Aroona Station), an island in the Southern Great Barrier Reef (Avoid Island – 50-year lease) and over 370 hectares of Country in the Daintree Rainforest in Far North Queensland (Lot 83). In these regions, we are building lasting relationships with First Nations organisations and people.
We use environmental markets to fund restoration on our properties and manage and measures the improvements to the habitat and biodiversity using scientifically credible methods. We are partnering with universities to support research and teaching initiatives across the portfolio. Our education program spans life-long learning from school children through to land-owners. The real-life application of sustainable agricultural practices and conservation and habitat restoration activities on the Aroona Station estate are demonstrating the economic and environmental rewards of integrating biodiversity and productive land management.
We aim to ensure that all projects undertaken by QTFN have sustainable outcomes with clear economic, environmental, social and cultural impacts where possible.
Board renewal has led to an opportunity for an experienced Chair and Directors (3) to join the LQL Board for an initial term of three years. To complement the existing members, we are seeking specific skills and experience as below:
- Finance – investment management, accounting, insurance
- Social Enterprise – background in Not for Profit with fundraising experience and an understanding of social impact investing linked to ESG
- Agriculture – sustainability-focused farming with knowledge of agricultural finance and investment management
- Marketing, digital media, communication, and experience with capital raising and investment products
These specialist skills should be complemented by contemporary governance and risk management, strategic planning, organisational government and policy mechanisms and knowledge of the applicable legal, ethical, and fiduciary responsibilities held.
Importantly, you will be an experienced Chair or Non-Executive Director who is passionate about the organisation’s purpose, is action-oriented and collaborative with a growth mindset. People from diverse backgrounds including culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, people with a disability, women, and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.
Expenses and other benefits will be paid to successfully appointed Board members.
To apply in strict confidence online, please submit your resume and a covering letter that outlines your applicable expertise against the skills and experience listed above. Please ensure your cover letter clearly outlines and demonstrates the skillset/s you bring.
Download the information pack, or further questions and confidential enquiries can be made to Natasha Olsson-Seeto or Suzanne Grant on 07 3305 5800.
For full details on the role and to apply, visit: http://www.ontalent.com.au/QTFN
How to apply
Please quote in application: Chair and Directors via Pro Bono Australia.