Seeking two directors for Venture Timaru

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Published: 08 Dec 2020

Organisation and details

Venture Timaru, until recently known as “Aoraki Development”, is the economic and tourism agency for the Timaru District.  As a Council Controlled Organisation (CCO) of Timaru District Council, Venture Timaru is committed to working with individuals, businesses and industry sectors to grow the profile and well-being of this great district.

Key priorities are:

  • To encourage innovation and facilitating the growth of existing business
  • To assist business to re-deploy, retain and attract a skilled workforce
  • To create environment that attracts and assist new and developing business
  • To deliver tourism and visitor attraction services for the District

Venture Timaru has six directors, including one Elected Member director.

Particular skills/competencies sought

Timaru District Council is seeking to appoint 2 new directors, to replace current directors retiring from the board. Ideal skills and experience of interest for the vacancies include:

  • Strong governance experience
  • Financial and commercial acumen
  • Leadership potential for Chair or Deputy Chair succession
  • Tourism or rural sector knowledge to complement the existing board
  • Regional development strategy
  • Understanding of local government is desirable

It is expected that the successful applicants will also have:

  • A high level of trustworthiness, openness and integrity
  • Capacity to commit sufficient time to the role

Commitment required

Board meetings are held monthly

Website

www.vtdevelopment.co.nz

Venture Timaru’s Statement of Intent

Geographic considerations

Meetings are held in Timaru. There is a preference for candidates from within Timaru District, or who are able to travel to Timaru regularly for board meetings and other commitments.

Remuneration

Venture Timaru directors receive remuneration of $10,000 pa, and the Chair receives $15,000 pa.

For further details or to apply please contact

Kelly McGregor – Service Manager, Board Appointments

directorvacancies@iod.org.nz

04 470 2644

To apply, please email your cover letter and governance CV to:

directorvacancies@iod.org.nz

Application information

The Institute of Directors are accepting all applications on behalf of Venture Timaru

Applications close 21st December.

Last updated: 11 Dec 2020