Independent Directors Application

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Independent Directors Application

Independent Board Directors, Kokatha Mining Services Pty Ltd & Kokatha Pastoral Pty Ltd, Port Augusta, SA

Kokatha Mining Services Pty Ltd (KMS) and Kokatha Pastoral Pty Ltd (KP) are 100% owned subsidiaries of Kokatha Aboriginal Corporation RNTBC (under special administration) (KAC), which controls and represents the Kokatha 2014 Native Title Determination over approximately 140,000 km2 of Kokatha land in the northern region of South Australia between Lake Torrens and Lake Gairdner.

Kokatha Mining Services operates engineering, road maintenance, earthworks and transport contracts for commercial and government clients on Kokatha country. Kokatha Pastoral operates pastoral leases at three significant historic stations on Kokatha country: Roxby Downs, Andamooka and Purple Downs.

As part of the governance reform entailed by the special administration of KAC, new boards will be formed for these subsidiary companies. The KMS and KP boards will each have a majority of Kokatha directors and one independent director. The purpose of the addition of independent directors is to add professional level business governance, commercial, financial and strategy skills to the boards.

The key task for the new boards will be to oversee and manage the subsidiary’s strategic business plans combining sustainable business operations, Aboriginal career opportunity and enterprise development while recognising and maintaining Kokatha culture, heritage and country.

You are invited to apply for the role of Independent Director of Kokatha Mining Services or Kokatha Pastoral. Candidate requirements:

  • Board experience
  • Knowledge of directors’ duties and responsibilities
  • Strategic and business planning oversight capability
  • Financial and business data-based decision-making experience
  • High-level communication and active contribution skills

As these are Aboriginal owned and controlled businesses, Independent Director candidates should have experience of working with cultural sensitivity and respect for Aboriginal culture, heritage and country.

Qualifications and/or career background in board-relevant disciplines is preferred (finance, accounting, commerce, business, law etc). Industry sector experience in either mining services/engineering contracting (for KMS) or pastoral/agribusiness (for KP) will be an advantage.

The boards will meet quarterly in Port Augusta with meetings likely to take a half-day. These are paid directorships: board members receive modest sitting fees, plus travel and accommodation expenses.

Applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged, but these are not designated/identified Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander appointments.

To submit an application of for more information please contact Keith Mackay of KMSearch at or 07 3289 6071.

Applications close 12 June 2020

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