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2018 board nominations now open

Are you, or someone you know, interested in being on Consumer NZ’s board? Board members are paid a modest fee and meet 6 times a year in Wellington, usually the last Friday of the month. This year, we have 2 vacancies.

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If you’re a Consumer member (through subscribing to Consumer magazine or consumer.org.nz) you’re entitled to attend our AGM and other special general meetings. You’re also entitled to:

  • be nominated as a candidate for our board elections
  • nominate other members as candidates.

We’re inviting our members to nominate candidates. An independent consultant will select people from these nominations, using the following criteria:

  • a concern for and knowledge of consumer protection issues, and the welfare of consumers
  • no conflict with Consumer’s aims and objectives
  • experience or understanding of governance as a board member.

We value a diverse range of experience on our board. We would be particularly interested in strategic thinkers with the following experience:

  • online community building
  • financial management
  • marketing or creative advertising
  • consumer advocacy.

Download a nomination form here. (1010 KB)

Complete the form and return it to Private Bag 6996, Marion Square, Wellington 6141 or nomform@consumer.org.nz. It must reach us by Friday 23 March, 2018. For more information, contact the board secretary on 04 801 0404, or email rouhollah@consumer.org.nz.

Voting papers for the board election are sent to members in May. The results are announced at Consumer’s AGM in June and the 3-year terms of those elected start then.

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Consumer NZ is governed by an elected board of 7 members who hold office for 3 years.

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