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A board is a group of people who provide leadership, strategic direction and financial oversight for an organisation. Board members will focus on the high-level and strategic planning, providing advice and making decisions, rather than day to day operations on the ground.
The board will make sure that:
Learn more about governance and board roles on the Institute of Directors New Zealand website
It depends on how well your skills and experience match that of the position. A single vacancy can receive 100 nominations.
Several government agencies may provide nominations, as well as non-government organisations. Some positions are also advertised on social media channels and newspapers inviting people to apply directly.
There are a number of things you could do to increase your chances of being appointed:
We don’t appoint Public Servants to government boards and committees, unless they have a specific skillset required that cannot be provided by candidates outside the public service.
Most appointment terms are for two to five years.
Most positions on boards pay meeting fees, and most reimburse travel expenses. It is important to consider the commitment and financial cost of an appointment before you agree to it.
This depends on the board and role. It is common for boards to meet for a half or whole day each month. Preparation time might add another one to two days’ work per month.
The information on your form is stored in our database. When the Ministry nominates you for a role, we send a copy of your details to the appointing agency and possibly to Ministerial Offices that are involved in the appointments process.
Contact us as soon as the information on your CV changes, but particularly if your contact details change, otherwise we will not be able to contact you if a suitable position becomes available.
Yes. We are always happy to hear from people on our database who express an interest in a particular Board or portfolio as this information helps us identify suitable vacancies for you.
We may be in contact:
We are one of several government agencies who nominate people for positions on government boards and committees such as: