• 2 Independent Board roles 
  • Bring your governance experience to this mission critical organisation
  • One of New Zealand’s largest organisations

On behalf of the Minister of Internal Affairs, we are seeking to appoint two new board members to Fire and Emergency New Zealand. 

Fire and Emergency was established in 2017, from the amalgamation of the New Zealand Fire Service Commission and 38 rural fire authorities into a single, integrated fire and emergency services organisation –– with a mandate to provide a wide range of services for communities.  Our principal objectives are reducing the incidence of unwanted fires and the associated risk to life and property, protecting and preserving life, and preventing or limiting injury, damage to property, land and the environment.  With around 15,000 paid and volunteer staff working all around the country, Fire and Emergency is a critical organisation for New Zealand and all New Zealanders.

The Board is made up of up to six members, all appointed by the Minister.  The board members ensure best practice governance by bringing experience and capability to the Board.  We are currently looking to appoint two Board Members who will bring:

  • Exceptional governance experience and profile preferably involving large, complex, high-profile organisations.
  • Highly developed strategic nous and knowledge of risk management.
  • Sector knowledge or experience in emergency management or the first responder sector (or a comparative field) would be advantageous, or experience leading organisations with a large volunteer base.
  • Familiarity with Te Ao Māori and Pasifika communities’ perspectives and protocols.
  • Personal gravitas, mana and sound judgement.

Appointments will be effective from August 2021 and are for a three year term.  Board members should be prepared to commit at least 30 days to their Board duties each year.

For a confidential discussion or more information including fees and the meeting schedule please contact our search partners Amy Tea (027 435 3000) or Jo Bell (021 173 3523) or email jo@amytea.co.nz

To apply email your cover letter and governance CV to apply@amytea.co.nz

Applications close Monday 7th June 2021.

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