In June 2022, the Queensland Government committed $16.5 million to establish Manufacturing Skills Queensland Limited (MSQ) – an independent, not-for-profit industry body that will support employers, workers, apprentices and trainees in the manufacturing industry.
MSQ was established in collaboration between the Department of Youth Justice, Employment, Small Business and Training and the Department of Regional Development, Manufacturing and Water to identify key skills required in the manufacturing sector.
The purpose of the organisation is to build a sustainably skilled workforce for a future-proofed manufacturing industry. MSQ’s current three-year strategy commenced in 2023, with the key strategic pillars including:
- attracting, retaining and developing capability
- partnering with purpose
- being a credible authority, and
- Regional services
- Data collection and research
- Influencing on Federal Training Packages
- Accreditation, and
- Partnering with community, Government and industry.
The board is seeking to appoint an independent Chairperson.
The board is seeking candidates who are passionate about MSQ’s work and meet the selection criteria outlined below.
The successful Chair candidates must be able to meet the following criteria.
- is not employed, or who has been employed within the last three years, in an executive capacity by the Company;
- has not within the last three years been a principal of a material professional adviser or a material consultant to the Company, or an employee materially associated with the service provided;
- is not a material supplier or customer of the Company, or an officer of or otherwise associated directly or indirectly with a material supplier or customer;
- has, or who in the last three years has had, a material contractual relationship with the Company other than as a Director;
- is not, and has not in the last three years been, a Department Representative, Employee Association Representative or an Employer Association Representative; and
- is free from any personal, business or other relationships (eg other directorships) that could materially interfere with, or be reasonably perceived to interfere with, the person's independent exercise of their judgment.
Qualifications with the Australian Institute of Company Directors or similar would be highly regarded.
Applicants are required to provide the following documents as part of your application:
- An outline confirming your independence (as outlined in the key selection criteria)
- a covering letter stating what skills and experience you believe you can bring to the role addressing the selection criteria.
- your current director resume (preference is for maximum three pages)
For further information or to obtain a position description please reach out to Vanessa Jolly via vanessa.jolly@Directorsaustralia.com.