The Palliative Care Tasmania Limited (PCT) Annual General Meeting will be held on 5 November 2020.

This year, the AGM will be conducted as a teleconference meeting.  As in past years it will be held in conjunction with our annual Tasmanian Palliative Carer Awards.  More on the Awards and the AGM to come but in the meantime, please hold 12.00 am to 2.00pm on 5 November 2020 in your calendars.

We are now seeking nominations for the PCT Board to be appointed at the AGM.

Palliative Care Tasmania (PCT) is seeking nominations from suitably qualified and experienced individuals to fill vacancies on our Board. In accordance with our constitution, 4 of our current directors are retiring and 3 of these directors will be seeking re-appointment. We are looking for nominations from persons who will complement and strengthen the skills and knowledge base of the existing board.

PCT is Tasmania’s peak body for palliative care and one of 8 member organisations of Palliative Care Australia. Our vision is that all Tasmanians with a life-limiting illness, together with those they value, are supported to live, die and grieve well. Our mission is to lead and influence policy and practice, advocate, educate and support people of all ages to access quality palliative care.

You should have:

• Understanding of contemporary governance structures and processes including understanding of risk and knowledge of a director’s responsibilities – legal, ethical, fiduciary and financial responsibilities;

• Strategic skills and experience; • Accounting and finance – ability to read and comprehend financial documents presented to the board;

• High level leadership, analytical and communication skills;

• A record of being a team player, active contributor and demonstrating high integrity;

• A passion for strengthening leadership and governance in the not for profit sector;

• A deep understanding, empathy for and experience with diverse Tasmanian communities;

• Recent leadership experience in the Tasmanian community sector; and

• Experience as a board member in the not for profit sector.

Ideally, you will also have some formal training in governance such as offered by the Australian Institute of Company Directors or the Governance Institute of Australia.

Nominations from those with either or both of the following skills will be particularly welcome:

• Financial skills • Specialist Palliative Care Clinicians

You will be expected to attend a minimum of 6 board meetings annually (face to face or by teleconference as required) as well as contribute to board committee work as needed.

Any travel or accommodation required of directors in their capacity as a PCT Board Director is paid for by PCT.


If you are interested in applying, please:

• contact to obtain a copy of the nomination form; and

• send the completed nomination form (including a statement of your interest and suitability addressing the criteria set out above) together with your CV to

If you have any questions or would require further information, please contact Colleen Johnstone, CEO, at

Applications close at 5pm on 15 September 2020.