Posted Monday 19 Aug 2013
Nominations for positions on the WIFT NZ Board for the 2013/2014 year are now open, with a closing date of 12 September for nomination forms to be received in the WIFT office. As a membership organisation, governance should be of interest to all our members. We would encourage you therefore to engage with the process and think about who you would like to lead you at Board level over the coming year.
Current sitting members are all eligible for re-election if they wish to put themselves forward and most are.
The Board nomination form is attached here and when completed can be scanned and sent via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or posted to
PO Box 90 415, Auckland 1142.
Please note the following:
- only full WIFT NZ members are eligible to vote for and/or take up a Board position
- Auckland members can nominate for the general positions of President and General Board Member, and for 2 x Auckland Region positions only
- Wellington members can nominate for the general positions of President and General Board Member, and for 2 x Wellington Region positions only
- South Island members can nominate for the general positions of President and General Board Member, and for 1 x South Island Region position only
All nominations must be signed by a nominator and seconder, as well as by the nominee. Nominees can nominate themselves and simply require a seconder's signature.
All nominations must be accompanied by a short statement (of no longer than 300 words) setting out the credentials and objectives of the nominee for the Board.
The role of a Board member is to lead the organisation through setting of strategic policy, ensuring financial viability and supporting the National Managerto manage the operations of the organisation. Board members are required to attend six board meetings (generally by phone if outside the meeting centre but in person on at least two occasions during the year), unless extraordinary circumstances do not allow and the President/Office must be advised of thesein advance. They may also be required to represent the organisation publically and to assist operational delivery, policy work and other matters from time to time.
The timeframe for the election process is as follows:
15th August Nominations Open
12th September Closing date for nominations
17th September Voting Papers Issued (if necessary)
9th October Voting Closed
10th October 2013-14 Board confirmed and AGM convened.
If you have any queries, don't hesitate to contact Patricia Watson at the WIFT office.
WIFT NZ| PO Box 90 415, Auckland 1142
Unit C5, Level 1, 1 Beresford Sq , Auckland 1010
P +64 (0)9 373 4071 E email@example.com