Could you represent the CFA on the board of the Weight Management Council Australia?

The Consumers’ Federation of Australia is seeking expressions of interest from suitably qualified members who may be interested in representing the Federation as a director on the Board of the Weight Management Council Australia Ltd.

The Council was incorporated as a company limited by guarantee on 3 June, 1997.

The principal role of the Council is to administer the Weight Management Code of Practice and monitor the compliance of council members with the Code. The Code was developed by industry, government and consumer groups.

In addition the Council is closely involved with industry representation to government and other stakeholders.

The members of the council are:

  • Fernwood Womens Health Clubs (Australia) Pty Ltd
  • Fortuity Pty Ltd t/a Weight Watchers
  • Jenny Craig Weight Loss Centres Pty Ltd
  • Nestle Healthcare Nutrition

Board members (directors) are as follows:

Independent Chairperson:  Prof Gary Wittert

Industry representatives:

   Diana Williams, Fernwood Womens Health Clubs

   Joseph Saad, Fortuity Pty Ltd t/a Weight Watchers

   Karen Barber, Jenny Craig Weight Loss Centres Pty Ltd

   Jane Winter, Nestle Health Science

Australian Nutrition Foundation Inc:  Lucinda Hancock

Consumers Federation of Australia:  vacant

Board meetings (mainly teleconferences) are held in Melbourne on a quarterly basis. Non industry directors will be remunerated for their time in undertaking their duties at a rate expected to be $445 per meeting – up to a maximum of four meetings per year – and the nominating organisation is required to submit a tax invoice to claim the sitting fee. It is preferable if the CFA representative is Melbourne based as no funding is available for interstate travel.

The director may also participate in committees (Consumer Complaints and Membership Assessment) that meet on an as required basis.

Further information please email

Applicants should provide a brief statement demonstrating suitability for the role and a CV. Applications close on Friday 25- July and should be sent by email to