Role: Volunteer Non-Executive Director | Location: Australia wide | Industry: Agriculture / All

The Future Farmers Network (FFN) are excited to open applications for non-executive director positions to join the FFN Board. Nominations are now open.

Current Board Size: 11 Non-Executive Directors

Number of paid staff: 2

Board meetings (frequency | Time):

  • Monthly meetings | After hours – online
  • 1 x face to face strategy meeting annually

Nomination Process
The FFN Board is seeking election of up to six (6) directors.

Area of Expertise sought (one or more of the following):

  • Marketing
  • Business Development
  • Strategy
  • Partnerships
  • Law/Corporate Governance
  • Business finance and/or Accounting
  • Prior Board experience

FFN are also seeking applications from those with the following backgrounds:

  • Farming/pastoral
  • Diverse industries (seafood, horticulture, viticulture etc)
  • Geographically diverse (within Australia)

Applications should include:

  • A succinct cover letter outlining the skills and experience the candidate brings to the Board and how they directly meet the skills and experience sought
  • A full resume detailing work history, relevant experience and qualifications
  • Details of two Referees including contact details.
  • A completed nomination form including endorsement by a financial FFN member (call if you need help)

FFN Non-Executive Director Selection Guidelines 2021

Board Nomination Form 2021

Nomination Key Dates

Thursday, 7th October 2021 Applications close at 5pm.
Week beginning 11th October 2021 Nominations & Remuneration committee to review applications and prepare shortlist for interview. Interviews commence.
Week beginning 18th October 2021 Candidates notified of outcomes of interviews
Thursday, 21st October 2021 Candidates details listed on FFN Members-only website for member review
Thursday, 18th November 2021 Elections held during FFN AGM


Interviews will be approximately one hour in duration via Video-conference. During the interview it is expected that candidates will present their credentials for inclusion, how they meet the criteria and how they can contribute to FFN and the future of Australian agriculture, their thoughts on current issues affecting young people in Agriculture and any other relevant questions by the committee. The candidate will have the chance to ask questions.

We look forward to welcoming the applications for Non-executive Directors for the Future Farmers Network for 2021.

All enquiries and nomination forms should be directed to Adele Laughton, FFN CEO via adele.laughton@futurefarmers.com.au by no later than 5 pm Thursday, 7 October.

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