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Commercial Directors & the General Counsel


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With a vision for a nation in which the First Australians are economically independent and an integral part of the economy, Indigenous Business Australia (IBA) is a commercially focused organisation that assists and enhances Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander self-management and economic self-sufficiency, and advances the commercial and economic interests of Aboriginal persons and Torres Strait Islanders.

IBA is currently seeking applications from suitably qualified candidates for the following positions which can be located in Brisbane, Sydney, Canberra or Perth. These positions will be responsible for playing a key role in program delivery; product development; contributing to the strategic leadership and good governance of the organisation; and representing it at senior levels with key stakeholders.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
Director, Housing Solutions
Ref. No. 1B/08987
You will be responsible for the delivery of the Indigenous Home Ownership program which has been providing home loans to Indigenous Australians for over 40 years and has a portfolio of over 4,500 current loans.

With broad practical experience in home lending programs, including relevant experience at a senior level in managing a significant lending operation, you will have extensive knowledge of relevant financial, risk management and other industry based practices associated with personal lending, including prudential, regulatory and credit management requirements.
Director, Investment and Asset Management 
Ref. No. 1B/08987-1
You will lead a team of acquisitions specialists, financial analysts, portfolio managers and support staff located in several capital cities whose key objective is to assist Indigenous organisations and communities to participate in commercial ventures. You will provide specialist advice to the IBA Executive on all issues relating to investments and equity holdings, both existing and proposed.

You must have demonstrated achievement in business development and asset and portfolio management, along with excellent knowledge of governance and due diligence, and the obligations of company directors under the Corporations Act.
Director, Small Business Solutions 
Ref. No. 1B/08987-2
You will be responsible for the delivery of the Business Development and Assistance program which provides support to Indigenous entrepreneurs to establish, purchase and grow commercially viable small businesses. This program operates under contract to the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet. 

You will have demonstrated achievement in business development, including an understanding of governance and due diligence processes, achievement in program development and service delivery (preferably in grant and/or lending operations), and proven contract administration experience.
General Counsel
Ref. No. 1B/08987-3
You will be responsible for providing the support necessary to fulfil legislative obligations including in respect of business and commercial law, together with providing advice on specific agency legislation and public governance requirements.

You will have a degree in law and admission as a legal practitioner in Australia (mandatory) with broad legal experience in providing practical legal advice on a range of complex issues relating to commercial and administrative law and governance.
Enquiries and requests for information can be made to Chris Lejsek or Maryane Bogovic at Hudson Canberra on 02 6229 1555 or email directors@hudson.com quoting the relevant reference number. Applications close on Friday, 1 December 2017.

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Commercial Directors & the General Counsel






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