Nominations are open for APHA Board 

Thanks to the fantastic leadership of our previous CEO, Staff, Chapter Representatives and Board Members, our organisation is growing 20% year on year. This is great news for the Passive House standard in Australia where we are well known for outcomes in the single dwelling residential sector. As APHA evolves we will need to release ourselves and break into other influencing other project typologies as our counterparts have internationally. 

We are seeking to attract Executive Leaders with the following skills and exposure. 

Nominations are sought and elections held for five additional board director positions. Please see the PDF for General Board Member Position Descriptions here and Company Secretary Roles and Responsibilites here. 







The Australian Passive House Association is seeking General Board Members and a Company Secretary.

First and foremost, we are seeking individuals that support the passive house standard and have a strong driver towards climate change action.

Are you an experienced and visionary leader that knows how to influence clients and drive change? 
Do you have strong commercial and financial acumen? 
Are you able to articulate the way policy impacts supply chain outcomes and the areas of improvement? 
Do you know how to identify and address organizational risks? 

Targeted Board Experience Level

At least 10+ years of experience at an Executive Leadership level 
Leading a business or business unit
Responsible for the engagement of their firm across a large number of projects  and client strategies (the organisation might be large or small)
Strong Influencer, negotiator and strategic decision maker
Prior association board experience highly desirable
Experience and confident public speaker 
Risk identification and risk management experience 
Well networked with business and government leaders 
Commercial acumen - Experience in BD and growing a business, understands business finances able to confidently read financial statements 
Provide insight into policy, strategic, operational, procurement, financial, contractual and supply chain matters within their area of experience such as construction, architecture, engineering, property development
Experience working across the following project sectors - Single Dwelling Residential, Residential Public and Social, Residential Multi-storey, Education, Build to Rent, Health 

What’s required of a General Board Member

Attendance at Board Meetings
Review and comment on documentation when required
Support opening doors and providing introductions to key contacts to influence such as people in government, potential client groups
Practical guidance to how the policies and approaches of institutions can be better understood to increase the adoption of passive house
Support attending advocacy meetings
Approximately 4-5 hours a month
Attendance our bi-annual conference 
Attend APHA local events 1-2 times a year
Act as an APHA spokesperson as needed 

What’s not required 

Involvement in the day to day operations of the organisation
Guidance on events and event content - we have State Chapters who are responsible for connecting on a local level with events
Day to day directives to staff

Our culture 

We operate under democratic principles - we represent the member’s needs 
Impact and outcomes focused (not output) 
We support each other and we move in the same direction - one team, one goal
We innovate, continually improve and are accountable 
We strike a balance between science, data and emotional intelligence
The 80/20 rule applies - progress over perfection

Nominations for election must be received by 22nd November 2022.
All applying board candidates will be profiled on the APHA website. The sooner your application arrives the more promotion your application will receive.