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Organisation : Paddle Australia

Location : Australia

Time required :

Duration of project :

Sector : Sport & Recreation

Posted on : 7 Aug, 2019

About the role

About Paddle Australia

Paddle Australia (PA) is the National Sports Organisation (NSO) responsible for the management, coordination, development and promotion of paddling in Australia. PA is recognised by the Federal Government and represents the interests of its members to government and the public. PA’s vision, contained in the Strategic Plan for Paddling in Australia, is for ‘A United Paddling Community’.

PA is committed to the provision of a high standard of competition, safety and opportunity for paddling participation in Australia. This includes the development and delivery of the successful Canoe Slalom and Canoe Sprint Olympic and Paralympic programs and the five non-Olympic disciplines (Canoe Polo, Freestyle, Marathon, Ocean Racing and Wildwater), as well as recreational paddling.

PA is recognised by the International Canoe Federation (ICF); Oceania Canoe Association (OCA); Sport Australia (SA) and Australian Institute of Sport (AIS); Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) and Paralympics Australia. As the peak body for paddle related activity in Australia, PA works collaboratively with six (6) State Member Associations (SMAs), around 140 active clubs, seven (7) disciplines and approximately 8,500 members. 

Operating in a commercial and inclusive manner with government, business and community, PA ensures the value of competitive and recreational paddling is understood and supported in all policy and business decisions.


Key Responsibilities

The Board Committees of PA play an important role in the governance of the organisation. PA Board Committees:

  • Are established by the Board to assist in fulfilling a particular responsibility, with members identified by the Board for their skills and ability to contribute to the specific responsibilities of the Committee.
  • Have Terms of Reference that are approved and reviewed by the Board from time to time.
  • Make formal recommendations to the Board on matters of governance and policy as their Terms of Reference dictate.
  • Have board members represented on the Committees but also have appointed members and are ideally Chaired by an appointed member.


The Board of PA has established of five (5) Board Committees being:

  • Athletes Commission
  • Audit and Risk Committee
  • Competition Committee
  • Ethics and Integrity Committee
  • Nominations Committee


The key responsibilities of the Audit and Risk Committee are outlined in the attached Terms of Reference and clause 4. Duties and Responsibilities in particular.

PA is seeking to appoint one or two members to the Audit and Risk Committee. Experience in sports governance and an understanding of the Australian sporting landscape is preferred but not essential.


‘Demonstrated Experience’ in one or more of the following areas is desirable:

  • Organisational Risk Management at both policy and operational level
  • Involvement in the audit and risk function in previous roles
  • Interest in canoeing, kayaking, SUP or paddling generally
  • Background and experience in community sport and participation
  • Experience and knowledge in corporate governance


For the full position description and information about the application process, please see the attached Advertisement and Expression of Interest.


Expressions of Interest

Expressions of Interest should include a resume of no more than four pages and a letter of application of one to two pages outlining the skills and experience of the candidate:

  1. Relevant to the Terms of Reference of the Audit and Risk Committee; and
  2. In the areas outlined in the list of ‘Demonstrated Experience’

Information should be sent by email to arrive prior to 5.00 pm Eastern Standard Time on Sunday 18 August 2019 and directed to the:

Chief Executive Officer

Paddle Australia

PO Box 6805, Silverwater NSW 2128


About the organisation

Organisation name : Paddle Australia
Not for Profit : Yes

How to apply for this role

For details concerning this role , please contact

Chief Executive Officer

Phone : (02) 9763 0670

Email :

Please quote in application: Audit and Risk Committee Member via Pro Bono Australia.


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