The role of the President is to provide the principle leadership and responsibility for the
organisation and the Committee.


Desirable Attributes:


The President should:

  • Be well informed of all organisation activities and able to provide oversight
  • Be a person who can develop good relationships internally and externally
  • Be forward thinking and committed to meeting the overall goals of the Club
  • Have a good working knowledge of the Committee Constitution, rules and duties of office bearers
  • Be able to work collaboratively with other Committee Members
  • Be a good listener and attuned to the interests of members and other interest groups
  • Be a good role model and a positive image for the Club in representing the Committee in other forums  (e.g. league delegate meetings)
  • Be a competent public speaker


Specific duties include but are not limited to:

  • Chair Committee meetings ensuring that they are run efficiently and effectively
  • Act as a signatory for the Club in all legal purposes and financial purposes
  • Regularly focus the Committee’s attention on matters of Club governance that relate to its own structure, role and relationship to any paid employees
  • Periodically consult with Committee members on their role, to see how they are going and help them to optimize their contribution
  • Work with the Committee to ensure:
    1. The necessary skills are represented on the Committee and that a succession plan is in place to help find new Committee members when required
    2. Goals and relevant strategic and business plans are developed in order to achieve the goals of the Club.
  • Work with the Executive to manage any paid employees of the Club including recruitment, retention, salary and performance reviews, etc.
  • Serve as a spokesperson for the Club when required
  • Communicate regularly and systematically with the Presidents of the member Clubs, the league, association and or parent body
  • Assist in the development of partnerships with sponsors, funding agencies, local and state government, shared facility users and organisations that are relevant to the goals of the Club.