Chief Executive Officer - The National Trust of Australia (VIC)

Chief Executive Officer - The National Trust of Australia (VIC)

Full Time

The Position

The National Trust of Australia (VIC) Board is seeking to appoint a CEO who can work partner with the Board to provide inspirational leadership to ensure the organisation achieves its mission. The development and implementation of a new strategic plan directed at the organisation’s relevance in a changing world is critical, as is the focus on the organisation remaining financially robust

Ideally you may offer a demonstrated commitment to heritage and conservation advocacy, coupled with commercial or events experience. You will be capable of managing diverse stakeholder relationships across a wide range of audiences, including, Government at all levels, donors, community leaders, local volunteers, passionate heritage advocates and the Australian Council of National Trusts. Critical to success will be supporting a large number of committed volunteers who manage individual properties, fundraise and advocate on behalf of the organisation and building the Trust’s endowment funds. You will be excited by the opportunity to ensure the National Trust of Australia (VIC) remains relevant to its members and the broader community and will have strong commercial acumen and the ability to build relationships and influence in a complex environment.

This is an outstanding opportunity for an experienced leader with exemplary strategic and people management skills gained in the public or the private sector. The successful candidate will balance the organisation’s valued past with its optimism for the future. Experience in, or exposure to a non-profit or heritage organisation is highly desirable but not essential.


The Organisation

Since 1956 the National Trust of Australia (Victoria) has been actively conserving and protecting the state’s heritage for future generations to enjoy. As an independent non-profit charity organisation, it is the leading operator of house museums and heritage properties in the state.  The Trust owns or operates iconic properties including Rippon Lea Estate, Como House and Garden, Old Melbourne Gaol, Waller House, Polly Woodside, alongside regional properties spanning Victoria.

As a community-based member organisation, National Trust Australia (Victoria) are not part of government and work with partners to deliver our mission to champion Victoria’s diverse heritage, embrace the complexity of the past, and inspire connections to place for the benefit of current and future generations.

The Trust’s strives to be the leading independent guardian of Victoria’s built, cultural and natural heritage, and defender of our sense of place and belonging in a changing world. The organisation aims to achieve its mission through its core programs of advocacy, conservation and education.


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Applications close: Friday 10th February 2024.  

To obtain a detailed candidate information pack visit: 


To apply - please go to and click on ‘APPLY ONLINE’ using reference NTVceo1123, addressing your cover letter and resume to Kate Wheeler, of Fisher Leadership, or call 1300 347 437 for further information.


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