Ngā Pūkenga is an on-line database designed to help Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu connect with Ngāi Tahu Whānui directly and alert them to opportunities that may be of interest.
Individuals can register their skills and experience on Ngā Pukenga and nominate which opportunities they wish to be notified of.
Te Puni Kōkiri was established in 1992 under the Ministry of Māori Development Act 1991 to lead Maori Public Policy, and advise on policy affecting Maori wellbeing.
To register you need to send your CV to the Nominations Service by email [email protected] or post:
Governance and Appointments,
Te Puni Kōkiri,
PO Box 3943,
When TPK are asked for nominations, they search their database, matching the requirements of the position with the skills and experience of the people on the TPK database. They then recommend suitable candidates on to the Minister or agency who has made the request.
The Institute of Directors in New Zealand (Inc) promotes excellence in corporate governance, represents directors’ interests and facilitates their professional development through education and training. It is a membership organisation of around 5,000 individuals representing the spectrum of New Zealand enterprise, from the public and private sectors.
To register go to Institute of Directors Join Online and make sure you have following information available:
You will also be required to read an Application, Disclosure and Privacy Agreement and confirm your acceptance.
Springboard NZ is focussed on encouraging and developing the next generation of New Zealand’s directors and trustees.
If you are a younger director or trustee this is a great way to grow your governance skills and knowledge, share ideas and experience, and promote yourself for appointment to other governance positions.
On Board, their practical governance training is held four times a year, and tailored to cater for beginners through to intermediate & above levels of experience.
Join the Springboard Linked In group (www.springboardnz.org)
To join Springboard they request you: are aged 45 years or under, and have experience as a director, trustee or board appointee of a company, trust or Not For Profit, and reside in New Zealand. They currently meet every second month in Auckland, Wellington & Christchurch with lively discussion from high quality speakers – generally very experienced directors and governance experts who share ‘real work stories’ about governance in NZ. Cost is a koha of $10 cash on the night.
The Crown Ownership Monitoring Unit (COMU) seeks to ensure that the Crown’s balance sheet is fit-for-purpose and is managed in a way that protects value, enhances performance and contains risk.
COMU is responsible for managing, on behalf of responsible Ministers of the New Zealand government, the board appointments to the 52 companies and entities they monitor.
The Crown Ownership Monitoring Unit (COMU) operates an on-line database where candidates can express an interest in board positions and upload and maintain their curriculum vitae. To register for the first time, go to the online COMU Board Appointments System (COMU Appointments website).
Depending on the amount of information you wish to enter, the first time you register may take anywhere between 30 – 60 minutes. It is preferable that you complete all your details in one sitting. You will find it useful to have your CV on hand before you begin, in both printed and electronic form, and we highly recommend that you upload your full CV (on the ‘personal details’ page).
Appoint has strong principles around:
To register go to the website http://www.appointbetterboards.co.nz/register/ and register yourself as a potential director – registration is free.
Aims to inspire more women to join boards and committees. It provides governance advice, tools and information drawn from the expertise of the Ministry of Women’s Affairs and experienced women directors.
For further information visit www.mwa.govt.nz/women-on-boards
To register for this database, submit your CV and details to the Nominations Service by email [email protected] or post:
Ministry of Women’s Affairs,
PO Box 10049,
This team will assess your CV against the skills and experience commonly sought for government boards.
Aim is to be the nationwide group advocating for increasing the numbers of women on boards of directors. They believe that the boards of all companies, large and small as well as the not–for-profit sector will benefit from the diversity that a gender-balanced board will bring.
To register visit the Women on Boards NZ website www.wob.org.nz and download and complete the application form. There is a Linked In group you can join called WOBNZ.
The Equal Employment Opportunities (EEO) Trust is a not-for-profit organisation tasked with providing EEO information and tools to employers and raising awareness of diversity issues in New Zealand workplaces.
One of the premier advocates for the benefits of diversity in business in Aotearoa and they also promote greater diversity on boards.
A Place At The Table aims to improve the diversity of boards of directors in New Zealand. A partnership between the New Zealand Human Rights Commission and the EEO Trust, this long-term project aims to boost the numbers of women and others in governance positions. The website http://www.eeotrust.org.nz/group/join.cfm provides resources, articles, links to forums and workshops.