The Job Hunting Podcast

105. Understanding the role of chairperson: Part 2 interview with Moana Weir, Chair of the Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission.

October 25, 2021

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About our guest, Moana Weir:

Moana has over 20 years of Executive experience, leading strategic business and cultural transformation: in the healthcare and health insurance industry with Bupa, including as Acting MD for the Bupa Dental business, and as Acting Corporate Affairs Director. Prior to this, she had Executive experience in listed, international online companies at SEEK (seek.com.au), REA (realestate.com.au), and Melbourne IT leading areas including Legal, Governance, and Company Secretarial, Regulatory, Risk, Corporate Affairs and Sustainability.

Moana also has deep experience for over 10 years as a Non-Executive Director in the not-for-profit Government and community sector. She is currently Chair of the Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission Victoria (VEOHRC), and a member of the People and Culture Committee at Movember, the leading charity changing the face of men’s health globally. She has also previously been a director on the Board of VLine and a director of the Melbourne Montessori School Board. To learn more, check Moana Weir's LinkedIn Profile.

Episode Timestamps:

  • 04:16 - Director vs Chair
  • 06:49 - Succession planning
  • 07:38 - Setting up the board agenda
  • 10:00 - Chair and CEO relationship
  • 11:18 - On being the chair of the Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission
  • 14:43 - Representation and lived experience at the board level 
  • 16:57 - The pandemic's impact on equal opportunity and human rights
  • 20:13 - Key issues in equal opportunity and human rights
  • 22:01 - Ageism in the workforce is real
  • 26:58 - Dealing with trauma, bad behavior, and bullying
  • 31:14 - Moana's future career plans
  • 33:11 - Final advice from Moana Weir

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Host: Renata Bernarde

Editing: Estella Dacuba

Music: Scott Holmes

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