First Indigenous Boardlinks Champion appointed

First Indigenous Boardlinks Champion appointed

Office for Women Leadership Boardlinks
Thursday, 12 July 2018

Department of the Prime minister and Cabinet

Tanya Hosch smiling at the camera with a large sports stadium and crowd in the background.

Tanya Hosch has been appointed as the first Indigenous BoardLinks Champion, a role designed to increase the representation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women on Australian Government boards. Tanya Hosch brings to the role extensive experience as an executive board director and leader.

BoardLinks connects Australia’s leading women with opportunities to be considered for Australian Government board appointments. BoardLinks Champions identify and encourage strong women candidates to consider Government board positions.

Ms Hosch said a greater diversity of women’s participation and representation on boards is important.

“I have always valued contributing to the community through participation on boards.  It has taught me an enormous amount about governance, accountability and collective decision-making,” Ms Hosch said.

“I am pleased to be part of promoting the importance of the inclusion of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women into governance roles, which will be an asset to our society, systems and institutions.”

BoardLinks supports the Australian Government’s commitment to a gender diversity target of women holding 50 per cent of Government board positions overall, and women and men each holding at least 40 per cent of positions at the individual board level. Currently 44.5 per cent of Government board positions are filled by women —  the highest overall result since public reporting began.

A list of BoardLinks Champions can be found on the BoardLinks website.