Mayvin Global Founder, Deanna Varga shares her board journey with Women on Boards
WHAT BOARDS DO YOU SIT ON?
· Sydney Improvised Music Association Board since 2016
· Biz Events Asia - Editorial Advisory Board Member since 2013
· Arts Tasmania and Screen Tasmania - Cultural and Creative Industries Expert since Feb 2018
WHEN AND WHY DID YOU DECIDE TO BECOME A DIRECTOR?
I'd been thinking about a board role for many years, and when I first established my consultancy in 2011, it was a logical career progression; I'm a strategic thinker, have a commercial view point for long-term sustainability and work across many sectors. These factors meant I could add some high-level value.
WHAT ARE YOUR SHORT AND MEDIUM-TERM BOARD ASPIRATIONS?
Short-term I'd like to be appointed to a not for profit or government board. Ideally this would have grounding in the tourism, business events or cultural/arts sector.
Longer term, I'd like to lend my experience to a major cultural institution or performing arts board. I'd like to hold at least two paid board positions.