Whanganui District Council Holdings Board Member


  • Financial and business acumen
  • Strategic and governance leadership
  • Community interests
  • Passion for regional growth

We are seeking expressions of interest for a replacement board member to the Whanganui District Council Holdings Board. Whanganui District Council Holdings Limited (WDCHL) is a Council Controlled Organisation responsible for overseeing and driving Council's commercial assets. Including advising Council on new investment opportunities and the strategic management of assets. These include GasNet Ltd and New Zealand International Commercial Pilot Academy.

WDCHL brings business experience, industrial expertise and an independent focus to the governance of the Council's commercial operations. It ensures that the assets they oversee are well-managed and provide the best possible financial and strategic returns to the Council. Financial proceeds from the assets are then directed by the Council into areas and activities that benefit the whole of the Whanganui community and our district.

As a board member you will be ambitious and able to influence a strong strategic direction to ensure Council's expectations are met. You will have a deep understanding of good governance principles and directorship, a willingness to be bold while understanding risk mitigation. You will need proven strength and experience financial and business acumen.

This appointment has a high degree of accountability to the Whanganui community to ensure Whanganui continues to grow and be prosperous. Ideally you will have existing deep and wide networks in the Whanganui Community with a true passion and understanding of Whanganui and its community.

We welcome applicants who can bring diversity to the board and successful candidates must also be willing to devote time and energy to the role, ideally you will be domiciled in or close to Whanganui to attend and assist with urgent matters.

For an overview of Whanganui Holdings Limited - visit https://www.whanganui.govt.nz/Your-Council/Whanganui-District-Council-Holdings-Ltd

Please email a cover letter and resume, or any enquires to BoardApplications@whanganui.govt.nz Whanganui District Council Holdings Board Applications

Applications close 4pm on Friday 27 March 2020.

Permanent Part Time

Job no: 5030981

Location: Whanganui

Closing Date: Applications close 4pm on Friday 27 March 2020.