Board Directors Sought For Game Management Authority

Expressions of interest are being sought from people keen to join Victoria’s Game Management Authority (GMA) board.

The GMA is an independent statutory authority responsible for the regulation and sustainable management of game hunting in Victoria and is responsible for issuing Game Licences, managing open and closed seasons for game species, enforcing game hunting laws and education on how to hunt legally.

Minister for Agriculture, Jaala Pulford, is seeking to appoint six new Directors to the board who can offer the expertise necessary for the GMA to achieve its functions and objectives.

Relevant skills and experience include legal, finance, accounting, communications, land management, game hunting and wildlife management including pest animal management, aboriginal culture and identity, wildlife biology or ecology, animal welfare.

The Labor Government has pledged to ensure that all new appointments to Victorian Government Boards demonstrate gender equality and comprise 50 per cent of women. As such, women are encouraged to apply.

Expressions of interest are now being sought through www.sacsconsult.com.au/candidates. Click on ‘Current Employment Opportunities’ and select the role, then submit your resume in word format by Friday, 17 March.

The Government invested $5.33 million in the Victorian Budget 2016/17 to support safe, responsible and sustainable hunting and in December released the Sustainable Hunting Action Plan.

Quotes attributable to Minister for Agriculture Jaala Pulford

“Responsible and sustainable hunting is an important and valuable recreational activity for thousands of Victorians and the GMA has a critical role to play.”

“More than 50,000 recreational hunters generate an estimated $439 million each year in local economies, supporting almost 3,500 full time jobs across Victoria.”

“Given the continued growth in hunting as a recreational activity, it is vital that Victoria continues to ensure hunting is conducted in a safe, sustainable and responsible manner.”