In line with the requirements of our Memorandum of Incorporation, one third of the non-executive directors of Joburg Ballet retires from office each year. Although retiring non-executive directors may stand for re-election, the Nominations Committee will give due consideration to the current composition, skills and expertise of the Joburg Ballet Board.
The purpose of this notice is therefore to call for nominations from Joburg Ballet stakeholders and supporters for non-executive directors to voluntarily serve on the Joburg Ballet Board, that is, willingly and without pay.
Please note that nominees who are shortlisted should tentatively diarise the mornings of 5, 6 and 7 April 2021 for interviews. Interviews will only be confirmed with shortlisted nominees. Recommended candidates will be put to the Board for its consideration and voting by no later than at the Company’s 2nd quarter board meeting, anticipated for 11 May 2021.
Eligibility of nominees
Nominees must meet the following eligibility criteria:
1. The nominee should have at least 5 years’ cumulative experience as:
a. a director of a company of substance;
b. a company secretary of a company of substance;
c. a partner, associate or senior manager of a professional practice of substance e.g. accountants, attorneys, human resources, marketing, media;
d. an executive at senior level in national, provincial or local government at an entity of substance;
e. a tertiary academic personnel at the level of, or equivalent to, Professor or senior lecturer at an entity of substance; or
f. a director or equivalent position at a non-profit organisation of substance.
2. Preference will be given to individuals with legal, financial, human resources, social/digital marketing and/or stakeholder management skills.
Definition of substance
Substance normally requires one or more of the following criteria to be met:
1. a minimum annual operating revenue or budget in excess of R10 million;
2. total employees in excess of 20; and
3. total assets in excess of R10 million.
The application of eligibility criteria is subject to the discretion of the Nominations Committee.
Should you not meet the eligibility criteria, however are seeking to obtain relevant experience, we encourage you to submit your nomination for consideration for appointment as a board committee member instead.
Format of nomination
Nominations submitted should include the following:
1. Completed Nomination Form, signed by nominee, proposer and seconder
2. Detailed Curriculum Vitae of the candidate; and
3. Completed NED or Board Committee CV Summary
Contact: The Interim Chairman, Melanie de Nysschen
Deadline for nominations: 17h00 on 12 March 2021
The forms may be downloaded here: