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Current vacancy: Chief Executive, National Capital Authority

  • Key leadership role in the management and development of the National Capital

  • High profile and influential Australian Government agency

  • Strong financial/commercial focus

  • Substantial senior executive package

The National Capital Authority (NCA) performs a special role on behalf of the Australian Government as manager and trustee of its interests in the National Capital. The Authority is responsible for designing, presenting and managing a National Capital Estate that symbolises Australia’s heritage, values and aspirations.

As Chief Executive and a full-time member of this important and influential organisation, you will have overall responsibility for its strategic direction, financial sustainability, governance, leadership and general management. This will include proactive and responsive advice to the Minister for Local Government and Territories on matters affecting the planning, management, development and promotion nationally of the National Capital.As Chief Executive you will be accountable for maintaining the financial sustainability of the NCA; facilitating an organisational culture of ongoing improvement; building effective working relationships with key stakeholders, including the Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development, ACT Government and private sector; and provision of ongoing support and advice to other members of the Board of the Authority. 

To be a strong contender, you must be an outstanding senior leader who is well recognised for leading organisational change in complex environments. You will have first class strategic level policy advice and representational capabilities and the capacity to develop strong and enduring relationships with key stakeholders.Your impressive business acumen, supported by financial management and governance experience will ensure sound management of a large portfolio of national assets including roads, bridges, open spaces and waterways. These skills will be complemented by an innovative approach to complex problem solving and a clear focus on delivering outcomes.You will also have a good understanding of the impact of the built environment and the capacity to develop strategies that are both visionary and practical. 

Appropriate tertiary qualifications, especially in leadership and management, will be well regarded.

In the first instance, please obtain selection documentation by emailing admin@ianhansen.com.au.

Further information can be obtained by contacting Ian Hansen on 0408 306 769. Applications close on 9 October 2017.