Director - New Zealand Olympic Committee

Reference Number: 004868aa

Location: Auckland

  • Governance role
  • Olympic and Commonwealth Games

The New Zealand Olympic Committee (NZOC) represents the Olympic Movement in New Zealand and, for more than 109 years, has held the sole mandate to select and send teams to Olympic Games and to promote the Olympic brand and values. NZOC is also responsible for the delivery of the Commonwealth Games.

NZOC is now seeking applications for a position on its Board, as a current Board member will step down. Sheffield Search is assisting NZOC’s Board Appointments Panel to facilitate this process.

The NZOC invites applications from suitably qualified individuals with the ideal experience and mix of strengths to deliver outstanding governance leadership of Olympic sport. In addition to a depth of governance and executive leadership experience, strengths to be considered carefully in this rotation, and which will assist and guide the decision-making process include strong commercial and business acumen, demonstrated strategic ability and stakeholder management skills, particular expertise in finance and compliance (HR, H&S and Audit & Risk) and commitment to the vision and values of the New Zealand Olympic Committee.

NZOC has a vision to inspire excellence and pride in New Zealanders and enable athletes to achieve on an international stage. Performance planning, operations and leadership are the organisation’s primary focus as well as acting as an advocate for athletes and using international connections to deliver value to New Zealand.

As a not-for-profit organisation, funding partnerships are integral to the success of NZOC. The organisation is committed to integrity as a core value and enjoys close relationships with Sport New Zealand and High Performance Sport New Zealand.

To apply in strict confidence now, please complete the ‘apply for this job’ application form, attaching your cover letter and CV. Applications close on 20 March 2020 at 5pm. Emails will be electronically acknowledged and further correspondence may be by email.

Click here to view the Position Description.

For more information please phone Raewyn Brown on +64 21 917 203 or Ian Taylor on +64 27 487 7424.

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