Case studies

Case study: Terrain Natural Resource Management

Terrain Natural Resource Management (NRM) is a regional natural resource management body of the Wet Tropics. We caught up with Keith Noble, Board Chair and Rhiannon Simcocks, a graduate of the Terrain NRM's Emerging Board Leader Program. Keith and Rhiannon discussed the emerging board leader program, including the benefits and successes from gender diversity for the board and Rhiannon herself.

Case study: Department of Natural Resources, Mines and Energy

We chat with Department of Natural Resources and Mines staff members Leanne Barbeler (Director) and Sarah Hucklesby (Principal Project Officer) to discover how gender balance was achieved and how the department was able to increase the female applicant pool for this particular board.

Case study: Queensland Heritage Council Board

The Queensland Heritage Council recently achieved its first ever female majority in its history with 8 women and 4 men on its 12-member board. We chat with Fiona Gardiner, a Director from the Department of Environment and Heritage Protection, to find out more.

Case study: YWCA Queensland Board

Denise Morton, Chairperson of YWCA Queensland, shares with us her experience in setting up subcommittees to support her board make better decisions and provide opportunities for women to be board-ready.

Case study: Leeanne Bond

In 2017, Leeanne Bond was appointed as a Board Member of Clean Energy Finance Corporation. She was described by Federal Ministers Matthias Cormann and Josh Frydenberg as “one of Australia’s leading engineers” with extensive experience in the water and energy sectors in Queensland and the Northern Territory.

Case study: On the Line

We chat with Jeanette Jifkins, chair of the On the Line Board, to discover how actively recruiting for diversity in skills, gender and cultural background has helped the board achieve a clear strategic direction, and drive growth in the organisation.