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Chief Operating Officer

Townsville, Australia | Government of Australia

  • Industry:
    Government / Military
  • Position Type:
    Full-Time
  • Functions:
    Operations / Production
  • Experience:
Job Description:
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As an Australian statutory authority, the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority’s (GBRMPA) objective is the long-term protection, ecologically sustainable use, understanding and enjoyment of the Great Barrier Reef for all Australians and the international community through the care and development of the Marine Park.The Great Barrier Reef is a priceless natural asset. It is the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority’s great privilege to manage this internationally acclaimed World Heritage Area on behalf of all Australians and the world since we were established in 1975.


As GBRMPA’s Chief Operating Officer (SES Band 1) you will report to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO)and you will be responsible for the leadership of key corporate functions within the Authority and be a key member of the Executive Leadership Team. You will also oversee Reef HQ, a public educational and tourism enterprise in Townsville. You will provide strategic advice to the CEO on major issues affecting the agency and be responsible for building and maintaining the capability of the branch to ensure the effective delivery and implementation of government policies and compliance frameworks.


To be a strong contender for this important role you will be a strategic thinker, self-motivated and be an experienced leader who is able to operate in a complex and fast paced environment. You will be familiar with contemporary corporate services principles and functions including finance, people and risk management, information technology, and governance.You will have the ability to engender trust and respect complemented by sound judgement, a strong focus on results and the ability to solve complex issues and build organisational capability. You will thrive in a position of responsibility and promote innovation and adaptation and you will be experienced in building and managing strong relationships and partnerships to achieve outcomes.


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