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Chief Executive Officer
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Exceptional Career Opportunity | Key, Senior Appointment

Our client, The Royal Agricultural and Horticultural Society of South Australia Inc (RA&HS) contributes to the promotion and success of Primary Industry through the staging of events and the rewarding of excellence.  It promotes and directs the Royal Adelaide Show; educates the community about the importance of primary production to the South Australian economy; encourages and recognises excellence in agriculture and horticulture through the staging of competitions, exhibitions and education programs; and manages a vibrant Showground and event and exhibition business hosting corporate and public events ~365 days per year.

The rare and outstanding opportunity has arisen for a new Chief Executive Officer to join the organisation at an exciting time in its history to deliver its purpose, together with the learning and commercial activities within events, hospitality, conventions, music festivals, entertainment, caravan park, car parking and other current and future sectors which the Society chooses to pursue.

Reporting to the Board and leading a committed team comprised of staff, volunteers, subcontractors and consultants, you will be responsible for the overall management and success of this iconic member-based organisation and, in conjunction with the Board, developing, communicating and implementing RA&HS’ strategies, policies, budgets and development activity. 

With a senior executive background overseeing human, material and financial resources, operations, risk and governance, sales, marketing and business development, you will be a proven leader with a demonstrated track record in understanding and leading diverse business units and activities, who can foster a positive, high-performance culture while driving the organisation forward and providing an outstanding experience to a wide range of external stakeholders. You will be a genuine, authentic and contemporary leader, possess strong political and commercial acumen, and be able to translate lateral, divergent and strategic thinking into effective organisational outcomes. Knowledge of, and experience in, Australian agriculture is highly desirable. An extremely attractive remuneration package is on offer, reflecting a desire to secure a high-calibre CEO to lead RA&HS into the future.

Applications close at 5:30pm on Friday, 8 July 2022.

Candidate Briefing Notes are available at 

Telephone enquiries to Nick Stillwell or Melissa Noonan are welcome on (+618) 8212 0999.

Please submit your CV and a Cover Letter.

Job Ref: TM000332
Submitted: 23-06-2022 05:40 PM
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