Trustees - Leadership New Zealand

Reference Number: 7196aa

Location: All New Zealand

Leadership New Zealand has been developing leadership in Aotearoa New Zealand since 2003.

Following recent retirements and board review, the organisation is now seeking to appoint three Independent Trustees. 

Leadership New Zealand was set up to advance leadership dialogue and leadership practice for the wellbeing of everyone in Aotearoa New Zealand. We have been a unique part of the fabric of creating a fully connected, authentic and culturally aware leadership culture across the country. We foster active leadership in all sectors of our community.  In our leadership programmes we curate experiences and spaces in which leaders can engage deeply with the issues and challenges and find ways to deepen their understanding of the differences in perspectives, world views and value sets that guide them. We build their leadership capacities and qualities required to effect positive social, economic and cultural change.

In 2020 we commenced a transformational strategy to build on the success and impact of our two long-time high-profile annual programmes, to enable us to build a leadership movement that engages, empowers and mobilises everyone; people of all levels of experience, all backgrounds and cultures everywhere in Aotearoa New Zealand.

Leadership New Zealand is a purpose driven charitable entity governed and supported by passionate New Zealand leaders. 

Join us and be part of the rich fabric of our Aotearoa New Zealand leaders.

To ensure the most appropriate board composition for the future, the board are ideally seeking candidates with ranges of experience and skills including:

  • A depth of experience in professional governance including not for profit governance
  • Strong financial background and experience to undertake the role of Treasurer
  • Experience with rapidly transforming organisations
  • Leadership development and human resources skills
  • A track record of empowering leadership and the development and delivery of effective strategy
  • Broad sector background and commercial acumen
  • Ability to support and enable the evolution of the organisation through existing networks, connections, influence, enthusiasm and vision
  • Political acuity, an open and collaborative style, and a strong passion for the organisation’s purpose
  • Strong communication and relationship building skills
  • Strong appreciation of the impact of diversity and inclusion on leadership styles and priorities
  • A desire to actively promote Te Tiriti o Waitangi and the ability to authentically engage in the organisation’s aspiration for a true bicultural Aotearoa New Zealand

Commitment required:

The term is for 3 years.  Trustees are expected to attend approximately 6 board meetings a year as well as attend subcommittee and special project meetings if and when they arise. There is a full day strategy and planning meeting held in November each year. Trustees are invited to the opening and closing events for two annual programmes and attend if they are able.

Board meetings are held in Auckland, 4pm-6.30pm usually on a Tuesday.  Trustees based in other locations attend via technology however the expectation is that they may travel (at their own cost) and be able to attend some meetings in person.

The positions are not remunerated.

To apply in strict confidence now, please complete the ‘apply for this job’ application form, attaching your cover letter and CV. Applications close on 25 September 2020. Emails will be electronically acknowledged and further correspondence may be by email.

Click here to view the Candidate Briefing Document.

For more information please phone Raewyn Brown on +64 21 917 203.

To apply use application form or email

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