Nominations for Yarra Energy Foundation board now open

Tuesday 25 September 2018

The Yarra Energy Foundation is currently recruiting new directors to help govern its future goals and activities. Nominations close 4pm on Sunday 7 October.

Established in 2010, the Yarra Energy Foundation (YEF) is an independent, for-purpose organisation with an ambition to achieve a zero carbon future in the City of Yarra. The foundation aims to engage and inspire people who live and do business in Yarra to take practical steps towards this goal.

If you’d like to help drive and monitor the exciting work of YEF, you are invited to nominate for a position on the board.

YEF is seeking applicants with expertise in the following areas:
    •    Legal/Regulatory
    •    Fundraising/Grants
    •    Communications/Social Media
    •    Innovation/Entrepreneurial

Desired skill sets for applicants include: 
    •    Corporate governance, government/advocacy/policy
    •    Philanthropic fundraising, financing/social enterprise development
    •    Communications/social media/community capacity building
    •    Innovation/entrepreneurial
    •    Legal/accounting/business management
    •    Environmental sustainability/climate change
    •    Local industry development

A knowledge of the electricity industry, carbon reduction programs and the emerging social impact space is highly desirable. An understanding of the community in Yarra is an advantage.

Board members will be expected to contribute time to YEF outside of board meetings as well as be expected to attend board meetings during the year. The role of the Directors is “hands on” given that YEF is currently a small organisation.  

Learn more about YEF and their governance arrangements

How do I apply?

To apply, download and complete the nomination form with your personal details. 

With your application, you will need to attach a written expression of interest outlining:

  • Reasons for nominating
  • Skill sets
  • Experience and qualifications
  • Any other relevant information

Submit your nomination

Mail: Your nomination form should be marked “STRICTLY CONFIDENTIAL – Nomination YEF Director” and addressed to:

Group Manager Chief Executive’s Office
Yarra City Council, P. O. Box 168 Richmond 3121  

Email your nomination to, with subject line “STRICTLY CONFIDENTIAL – Nomination YEF Director”.

Nominations close at 4pm on Sunday 7 October 2018.

For more information, please visit the YEF website


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