Articles by Sally Clifford
Sally has a Master of Arts (Healthcare), Postgraduate Certificate in Business (Non-Profit and Philanthropy), Bachelor of Arts (Honors). She is an Associate of the Australian HR Institute. Sally has worked as the CEO and been on boards of non-profit organisations for over 20 years, She worked for 7 years for an Aboriginal Corporation in the Kimberley region of Western Australia and prior to that, 15 years in the community cultural development and youth arts sectors in Brisbane.
Good Governance in remote Australia – it’s closer than you think
There are remote areas all over Australia, across Western Australia, Queensland, South Australia and NSW; but the Northern Territory classifies as entirely remote and very remote1. The population of the Territory is small, at around 240,000 people – that’s about the size of Wollongong. There are many highly skilled and experienced board members and potential board members in the Northern Territory. However, the small population and high transience of skilled professionals means that ensuring there is the right mix of skill sets (finance, legal, leadership, marketing, fundraising,) as well as member representation, local level knowledge, content expertise and regular board renewal – it’s a really big ask for many boards.