We are hiring: Director

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POSTED ON 23-May-22

Are you passionate about developing and activating Canberra’s cyber ecosystem? We are looking for two strategic leaders Directors to join our board and advocate for Canberra’s already thriving cyber ecosystem.


Position Title




Canberra based

Time Commitment

4 hours per week


$35,000.00 pa plus superannuation

Length of Term

3 years


Our Purpose

The purpose of the Canberra Cyber Hub is to drive jobs growth in Cyber Security.  We do this by:

  • Creating an environment in Canberra in which cyber security businesses have the best opportunity to thrive;
  • Maximising opportunities for meaningful engagement between cyber businesses and potential customers;
  • Driving growth of skilled workforce;
  • Generating increased student demand for education and training programs;
  • Facilitating high-quality collaborative research by maximising opportunities for engagement among providers and consumers of research; and
  • Amplifying the external communications of Canberra’s cyber ecosystem.

Key Responsibilities

  • Chair one working group related to one of the Canberra Cyber Hub’s three focus areas:  Skilled Workforce; Accelerating SMEs or Research Engagement.
  • In collaboration with other Directors, formulate the organisation’s strategic direction and monitor progress of implementation.
  • Be an active participant in the Hub’s engagement with the Canberra cyber ecosystem, the public, government and other external sources.
  • Be an active contributor with a genuine interest in the organisation and its purpose, including: Identification of opportunities using networks and federal government programs; attendance at events.
  • Effective governance of the organisation as a Company Director.  In addition, attendance at approximately 6 Board meetings per year, 6 Steering Committees and 6 working group meetings per year.

Experience/Knowledge Required

  • Industry Knowledge:  Cyber-security experience and/or understanding of current environment.
  • Significant senior executive leadership experience.
  • Personal network (relevant connections for the ecosystem) and awareness of potential conflicts of interest (real or perceived).

Selection Criteria

  1. The experience, knowledge and capability to meet the key responsibilities of the position.
  2. A track record of working in organisations at a senior level in a manner consistent with the behavioural competencies for the position.

Behavioural Competencies for the Director Team



Ethics & Values

Acts ethically; earns trust; promotes social responsibility; promotes environmental responsibility.

Decision Making

Makes quick decisions; makes difficult decisions; makes considered decisions; takes responsibility.


Defines roles and responsibilities; monitors performance; provides informal feedback; coordinates others’ work; motivates and empowers others; supports and coaches others; identifies potential; rewards performance.


Establishes credibility; develops compelling positions; appeals to emotions; persuades others; gains agreement; manages political situations.

Strategic Thinking

Thinks broadly; considers strategic vision; drives improvement.

Critical Thinking

Categorises information; analyses information; critically evaluates; makes rational judgements.

Commercial Thinking

Considers financial impact; develops new business opportunities; uses resources efficiently; manages commercial risks.

Our Organisational How’s / Values

Key aspects of the culture of the Canberra Cyber Hub will be

  • Ambition: driving outcomes
  • Innovation: driving growth and change in the sector
  • Collaboration
  • Openness that is respectful of the need for security
  • Respect
  • Inclusion


Expressions of interest containing:

  1. A cover letter addressing the position description and selection criteria.
  2. Curriculum Vitae.
  3. An assessment of any potential conflicts of interest and measures to address them.


are to be submitted via email to michelle.fulton@canberracyberhub.com.au by 5 pm Canberra time on 14th June 2022.


Participation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, people who identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex and Queer (LGBTIQ+), and people with a disability is encouraged.


Interviews will be held in Canberra on Thursday 30 June 2022.


Current Directors of the Canberra Cyber Hub may be eligible to apply.