General Assembly Member


Seeking suitability qualified individuals to contribute to the success of Greenpeace Australia Pacific as voluntary members of the General Assembly.

Greenpeace Australia Pacific Limited (GPAP) is committed to excellence in governance and therefore seeks suitability qualified individuals to join the General Assembly (GA) who can contribute to the overall success of the organisation.

GPAP is dedicated to fulfil our key strategic commitments outlined in the GPAP three year plan 2018-2020. Ultimately, upholding GPAP values, mission and purpose is critical as we work to ignite the shared social, political, economic and cultural power of people to win a just and healthy planet.


Greenpeace is an independent campaigning organisation that uses non-violent direct action to expose global environmental problems and to force solutions which are essential to a green and peaceful future. Greenpeace’s goal is to ensure the ability of the earth to nurture life in all its diversity. GPAP’s gross income in 2018 was $20million.

Our core values

  • Independence: We do not accept money from governments, corporations or political parties because it would compromise our core values.
  • Bearing witness: Our peaceful protests work to raise awareness and bring public opinion to bear on decision-makers.
  • Non-violent direct action: We strongly believe that violence in any form is morally wrong and accomplishes nothing. Greenpeace takes non-violent direct action at the point of an environmental crime to expose an environmental problem.

Key responsibilities

General Assembly members are the voting members of the organisation who participate in oversight of the organisation through the Annual General Meeting, any extraordinary general meetings or postal ballots. General Assembly members do not participate in the day to day operations or decision making. However they can exercise their power via a vote at the Annual General Meeting on important decisions that affect the direction of the organisation.

The main responsibilities of the General Assembly are:

  • Election of the Board members
  • Supervision of Board performance
  • Acceptance of the Annual Report of Greenpeace Australia Pacific; and
  • Appointment of the external auditor.

N.B. it is a requirement for Board members to first be a member of the Greenpeace General Assembly, so those with a future interest in joining the Board of GPAP are strongly encouraged to join the General Assembly in the first instance to build knowledge of the organisation.

Meetings per year

The GA meet once (1) per year for the GPAP Annual General Meeting and the board provide a GA update shortly after every Board meeting (approximately 5 times per year). Attendance in person will be expected for some but not all meetings with the alternative being tele/video conference. Applicants to the General Assembly (GA) need to be able to have sufficient time to contribute to the work of the GA (approximately 6 days per year).

How to apply

All candidates wishing to be considered as part of this process are required to complete and submit the online Expression of Interest application form and attach a copy of your CV (max. 2 pages). Application close 5pm AEDT, Friday 5th of April 2019.

Upon assessment of applications, the GPAP Nominations Committee will seek to recommend suitable candidates to the GPAP Board and GA. A recruitment decision will be made by vote at the GPAP Annual General Meeting in May 2019. Greenpeace Australia Pacific is an equal opportunity employer and promotes an environment that actively seeks to include, welcome and value unique contributions of all people. We encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians and Indigenous peoples from the pacific, people with disability, young people and people from culturally diverse backgrounds to apply for this role.

Please direct questions and queries to Human Resources ([email protected]).



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