2023/2024 Board Observer

Board Observer Position 2023/2024

Rotorua Regional Airport (RRA) and RotoruaNZ are each searching for a candidate to sit as an observer on their Board of Directors. This is an excellent opportunity for two individuals that are looking for further self-development and exposure to a Council Controlled Organisation (CCO) Board.

 This opportunity provides first-hand exposure to the role of a Board, its decision making and operations, as well as training and mentorship designed to provide the observer with essential skills that they can carry through to their own business.

 Observers will learn about:

·         The issues confronting the organisation.

·         The fundamental principles of the work and function of boards.

·         The roles and responsibilities of board members.

·         Financial processes.

·         Other governance priorities.

 One of the 2023 Board Observers of RRA have expressed how they found their experience being part of a CCO Board:

 "Being a Board Observer provided a great learning opportunity. My key objective was to be exposed to corporate governance and learn tools to apply to both my career and governance roles I hold within my hapū and iwi. It was a pleasure to sit alongside accomplished business leaders who bring a breadth of skills and experience." – 2023 RRA Board Observer.

 Starting in November, Observers will participate for 12 months in all aspects of Board work but will have no voting rights nor form part of a quorum of the Board meeting.

 The Observer program is designed to be a constructive learning experience for talented leaders and/or business owners to learn about governance. The Board Observer roles are suited to candidates who:

·         Are Rotorua based.

·         Are business owners.

·         Have no or minimal board experience.  

·         Can contribute knowledge, experience and/or ideas to assist the organisation to achieve its             key priorities.

 To learn more about each organisation, please visit:



 Please submit your CV and a cover letter setting out which organisation are interested in as well as the skills, and attributes you would bring to the board, why you would like to be considered for the position and what you would hope to achieve from this experience.

 Expressions of interest close at 5.00pm Friday, 6 October 2023 and can be submitted to Nicole Procter, Business Co-ordinator at Rotorua Airport



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