Roles and Responsibility of Chairs

The board chair plays a significant leadership role in governance of the board and organisation. This role is more than just ensuring an effective meeting and extends well past the meeting function.

This session will explore the critical role of the board chair inside the board meeting and beyond. The leadership accountabilities of the chair as well as their essential part in managing the culture and dynamics in the boardroom will be considered. In addition, the relationship between the board chair and CEO will be discussed, including the chairs responsibility for performance management and support. The key skills and attributes required to be an effective chair and meet performance expectations will also be identified.

Attendees will consider both the practical role chairs need to undertake as well as the personal characteristics expected to perform as an effective chair and the specific requirements of Health Sector, as outlined by the DHHS director’s tool kit.


VHA Member- $299
Non- Member – $389


The professional development courses have been developed by Jo-Anne Moorfoot, Executive Director, Australian Centre for Healthcare Governance and draw on upon her wealth of governance expertise, contemporary governance practices in applying health governance frameworks.

Session duration

1 hour

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