Bringing Boards to the Region and Sustainability reporting - Port of Melbourne leading the way

We congratulate our Member Port of Melbourne and David Bardos for the initiative of bringing their Board of Directors to the region in July.  The Committee 4 Wagga, the WWCC and representatives from other key local business and government agencies were invited to meet with the Board during their stay in Wagga Wagga.


The concept of bringing Boards of organisations that would not normally meet outside the capital cities is one which is promoted within the Committee for Cities & Regions network.  Without doubt, such initiatives create business opportunities for major regional centres such as Wagga Wagga.


Committee 4 Wagga encourages and supports Boards and Executive Teams with Wagga Wagga connections to meet in Wagga Wagga. This includes engaging with Boards already meeting in New South Wales as well as encouraging new Boards to meet in Wagga Wagga.


As well as promoting the Riverina as an attractive business investment destination and helping create new business opportunities, this initiative will also help change the narrative around Wagga Wagga, ensuring Boards leave with a positive and lasting impression of our city.


The Committee 4 Wagga can offer visiting Boards


·         experts in particular fields to talk at a Board dinner, lunch or at a stand-alone event

·         recommendations to coincide meetings with major events

·         help facilitating meetings with politicians and dignitaries

·         suggestions and assistance with developing a touring program for executive team and Board members and partners

·         a dinner or lunch potentially hosted by one of our members

·         connections to local government representatives, chambers of commerce, relevant business leaders etc

·         While we don’t finance these visits, we can do a lot of the ground work to make the visit as successful as possible and use our connections to give Boards and Executive Teams experiences they may not otherwise have.


Committee 4 Wagga also congratulates Port of Melbourne for launched its inaugural Sustainability Report in June 2019. The Sustainability Report, details its 2018 performance across its environmental, social, economic, and governance systems and provides a number of examples that demonstrate the Port’s commitment to sustainability and also outlines future areas of focus for ongoing improvement.


We encourage subscribers to view Port of Melbourne’s Sustainability Report via the following link:

Michelle Ford