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Board Future Director 2022

HortNZ is seeking a Future Director to serve and gain experience on its board.

The year-long appointment commencing in January 2022 would allow the successful appointee to gain experience in governance, leadership and strategy. This position will suit an applicant who has active involvement in a horticultural enterprise giving an understanding of the issues and challenges that horticulture and growers face. This is a great development opportunity for a future leader with a genuine interest in governance. The Future Director will have the opportunity to be mentored by an industry leader and receive governance training. In making the selection, HortNZ’s diversity policy will be taken into account.

The job description can be found here. If you are interested in this role, please send your CV and a cover letter to Kerry Norman. Applications will close at 5pm, Thursday 4 November 2021, with the successful candidate undergoing induction in January 2022 and attending their first board meeting around February 2022.

View the Future Director job description


Vacancy on Independent Director Remuneration Committee

HortNZ is looking for a person to join the Independent Horticulture New Zealand Director Remuneration Committee.  This is due to the retirement of John Bourke the previous chair and member of the Committee who officially stood down at the HortNZ Annual General Meeting in August.

The Committee consists of three people.  The successful candidate will join John Milford (Chair) and Dacey Balle.  The Terms of Reference for the committee is available from Kerry Norman, and the skill set sought are candidates who are experienced in governance, familiar with the wider horticulture and food and fibre sectors, and able to evaluate and analyse from a neutral and independent perspective. HortNZ operates a diversity policy.

The committee meets in person normally only once per year, and expenses for attending the meeting are paid by HortNZ. 

If you are interested in joining the Committee, or would like to nominate someone, please send a covering letter and CV to Kerry Norman, Board Secretary, by 5pm on 29 October.