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- Iconic community asset

  • - Three-year term

  • - Multiple Non-Executive Director appointments

This is your chance to shape the future of the Prahran Market!

Established in 1864, Prahran Market is an iconic community asset owned by the City of Stonnington (Council). It is governed by the Prahran Market Proprietary Limited (PMPL), a standard proprietary limited company. The Market, well-known as a premium food destination, also serves to meet the needs of a diverse population.

Council now seeks to appoint a number of Non-Executive Directors, including a Chair to the PMPL Board, to independently ensure that the decisions regarding the Market are made in the overall best interests of the community.

The Board is responsible for the governance, management and strategic direction for the PMPL and for oversighting the General Manager and the staff in delivering accountable corporate performance.

The Directors, including the Chair, will be appointed based on a range of skills and attributes to facilitate a broadly skilled and effective Board. Demonstrated abilities of collaboration, constructive actions and effective governance on skills-based boards or similar will be well-regarded.

The time commitment is 12 meetings a year on Thursday afternoons 3.30pm to 5.30pm, subcommittee service and considerable reading time around meetings.There is modest remuneration on offer.

For more information, please review the candidate information pack, including the application requirements. Separate word format application form here:

Please note, applicants with a direct or indirect commercial association with the Market are ineligible for appointment. Applicants must refrain from canvassing City of Stonnington Councillors or Officers at any stage throughout the recruitment process. Doing so will immediately terminate your eligibility.

If you didn’t submit your application (special application form and CV in Word Format, up to five pages) by 6 September 2021 , please contact Penny Wilson, Senior Partner, by email at to arrange a discussion, as this project is well progressed. If your candidacy meets priority skill set areas, it may be possible to be considered late.

For administrative assistance with completing applications please contact Nicola Rivette of SHK on 03 8620 8089 or If additional information is required after a thorough review of the candidate information pack, please contact Penny Wilson of SHK on 03 8620 8017 or

Direct and third-party applications will be forwarded to SHK.

Please note that candidates may be contacted by email or phone, and that the process will take some months. Handwritten applications cannot be accepted.