17 February 2023

2023 board nominations now open

We’re inviting our members to nominate board candidates.

Are you, or someone you know, interested in being on Consumer NZ’s board? Board members are paid a modest fee and meet seven times a year split between Wellington and via remote links. Usually held the last Friday of the month. In 2023 year, we have three vacancies.

If you’re a Consumer member (through subscribing to Consumer magazine or consumer.org.nz). You’re also entitled to:

  • be nominated as a candidate for our board elections
  • nominate other members as candidates
  • attend our AGM and other special general meetings

We're looking for nominees with:

  • 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. In addition to the criteria above, we would be particularly interested in strategic thinkers with the following experience:

  • digital media
  • financial management
  • community development, particularly with Maori, Pasifika, Asian, youth and disability communities
  • consumer advocacy
  • sustainability knowledge
  • fundraising experience
  • data analytics

How to make a nomination

Complete the form and email it to [email protected] or post to PO Box 932 Wellington 6140. Completed nomination forms must reach us by 4pm Friday 17 March 2023. For more information, contact the board secretary on 04 801 0404.

Digital and postal voting will begin in April. The results are announced at Consumer’s AGM on June 30, 2023. The three-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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