We’re asking for nominations for our 2018/19 Board. The Board is responsible for Engineering New Zealand’s strategy and for monitoring its performance. Being on the Board is your chance to influence the direction of our professional body. The only prerequisite to becoming a Board member is being a member of Engineering New Zealand.

Next year two Board member positions are becoming vacant. These two positions have three-year terms. The election will also cover the Senior Office Holder positions of President, Deputy President and Vice-President, which are open for nomination.

If you’re thinking about standing for the Board, or about what kind of Board you want to vote for, read more about what our Board needs. What do you want the Board of the future to look like?

Where is Engineering New Zealand going?

Potential Board members need a clear understanding of the direction set by the Board.

What are we looking for in our Board members?

A Board member needs:

  • The ability to take a strategic view, while understanding key operational matters
  • To be well prepared and informed - and ready to constructively engage
  • Fresh thinking, relevant skills and knowledge
  • An appreciation of commercial issues and risk
  • A focus on accountability and transparency in monitoring compliance and performance
  • To act in good faith and in the best interests of the organisation.

What makes a good board?

A good board debates issues from a range of perspectives. It needs a mix of strengths, with each director contributing something unique and valuable to the culture and vision of the board. Board members also bring their individual experience and networks. Having a diverse board that reflects our membership means we capture a range of viewpoints and make better decisions. This means representing a range of disciplines, ages and career stages – as well as being diverse in terms of gender and ethnicity.

Read our Board Charter   |  607.9 KB

Our current Board

If you are considering standing for the Board next year, take a look at the profiles of our current Board members. Think about what you might add to that mix in supporting our strategy taking a governance role in the future direction and success of Engineering New Zealand.

Stand for the Board

To stand for the Board, a nominator and the candidate need to fill in a nomination form and submit it by 26 January 2018.

Here's the nomination form