Non Executive Director Vacancy

  • Combine your love of sports with your love of business!
  • Join an engaged and collaborative Board
  • Location: flexible within Australia

The SDA Board is charged with the strategic direction and governance of a motivated and dynamic profession that specialises in evidence-based sports nutrition.  With a constantly evolving landscape in which our members work, SDA is specifically seeking a Board member with strategic expertise in the digital/technology/marketing space.  If this sounds like you, we would love to hear from you!

Founded in 1996, Sports Dietitians Australia is the peak body for sports dietitians in Australia. SDA provides the credential for dietitians to specialise in the practice of sports nutrition, a credential that is  highly regarded both in Australia and overseas. SDA has ~650 members who work in settings ranging from elite/professional level through to grass roots sports. SDA has a turnover of ~$400,000pa with the primary sources of revenue being membership, education and select sponsorship arrangements.

SDA seeks to appoint a non-executive director which encompasses:
• Attending approximately 8 Board meetings (online), an annual 2-day strategy weekend (usually held in Melbourne) and serving on at least one Board committee or project each year. Some interstate travel is therefore anticipated.
• The role may require attendance in monthly conference calls for management/financial reporting and general compliance issues.
• Be informed about and committed to SDA’s vision, strategic goals, policies and programs.
• Review the agenda and supporting materials prior to Board, and Project meetings.
• Monitor SDA’s budget and financial performance to ensure solvency, financial strength and good performance.
• Offer to take on special assignments of the Board or a particular project.
• Participate in planning sessions and attend SDA functions.

SDA is open to considering applications from those who may be seeking out their first Board role but meet the skillset required.

For a copy of the full Position Description, please click here.

If you have any queries at all or would like further information, please contact in confidence Marie Walters, Executive Officer, mob 0416 188 246 or

Applications close COB Friday 16 October 2020