New Horizons Tasmania is calling for nominations to fill several elected director vacancies on its Board at its November 2022 Annual General Meeting.

New Horizons Tasmania supports and encourages a diverse range of candidates to nominate for these elections. The Board seeks to have a broad representation (including but not limited to gender, age, diversity, location, skills and experience) of directors.


New Horizons Tasmania is a volunteer based non-for-profit organisation providing life-affirming inclusive sport and recreation programs for people with disability across Tasmania through mainstream sporting and community partnerships since 1986.

The Board, comprising seven elected and up to two appointed directors, is responsible for overseeing the governance and strategic directions of New Horizons Tasmania.

The Board typically meets six times per year, either virtually or face-to-face in Launceston, for approximately two hours. Directors are expected to attend the annual general meeting and the awards function.

Director positions are voluntary.


New Horizons Tasmania is seeking suitable candidates for two-year terms preferably in one or more of the following areas where additional skills and experience are required on the Board:

  • Member and stakeholder engagement in organisations
  • Community sport and active recreation/participation
  • Public policy nous, including understanding public policy impacts on disability services
  • Legal compliance focus.

Nominations from Men and people living in the North-West region of Tasmania are also encouraged, to add to the Board’s gender and location representation.


Nominations will close at 2.00 pm on Wednesday 26 October 2022 and are to be emailed to the Chief Executive Officer, Belinda Kitto:

Please include:

  • Completed Nomination Form
  • A one-page summary outlining how you meet the attributes and skills outlined in the Director position description
  • A copy of your CV
  • Evidence that you hold a current Working with Vulnerable People Card (TAS) or show proof of application.


Pip Leedham (Board Chairperson) and Penny Nicholls (Governance Committee Chair) are both available to discuss the vacancies and election process with interested candidates. Please email to arrange a time: or

A Nomination Form and associated information can be downloaded here:


Volunteers are at the heart and soul of everything we do!

If you’re looking for fun, fulfilling volunteer work with a great crew of people, please consider gifting New Horizons with your time 🙂

We’re always on the lookout for new volunteers in Launceston, Hobart and on the North West coach to help us in the areas of:

  • Sports coaching and officiating
  • Supervising events and classes
  • Providing transport in our New Horizons vehicles
  • Fundraising and fundraising event co-ordination
  • Administration
  • Seeking sponsorship… and more.

For specific roles, we will advertise on this page and through the Volunteering Tasmania website, but if you feel you have anything to offer, please reach out and contact us — we’d love to hear from you.  And a — special shout-out to people who have lived experience of disability!

*Please note, all New Horizons Tasmania volunteers need to have Working With Vulnerable People certification. Thank you.


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