Wild for Taranaki Board Vacancies

Wild for Taranaki Board Vacancies

Posted on September 20, 2021

It’s that time of year again – we’re seeking nominations from members to fill vacancies on the Wild for Taranaki Trust Board. 

Are you interested in the big picture of conservation and making gains for Taranaki biodiversity? Do you enjoy strategic thinking and providing good governance? 

Wild for Taranaki was formed in 2015 to co-ordinate regional biodiversity actions. It supports more than 45 member organisations, working collaboratively to grow funding in the region and lead a connected vision of thriving Taranaki biodiversity. Current board members are: Roy Weaver (chair), Bev Gibson, Simon Cayley, Michael Joyce and Lauren Wallace. 

We’re seeking board members who: 

  • Understand good governance principles and are able to action them 
  • Can take a balanced ‘big picture’ view, considering the interests of members and the conservation sector 
  • Think strategically with a long-term view of sustainable restoration efforts 
  • Is inclusive and respectful of diversity within the board and Wild for Taranaki members 
  • Has awareness of issues and developments in the wider conservation sector 

As a board member, you will be expected to attend board meetings approximately every six weeks, the AGM, any additional sub-committee meetings and occasionally represent the board for relevant events. Ideally, we’re seeking someone with governance and board experience, although we’re also open to considering nominees new to being on a board.  

If you have what it takes or know someone within your member organisation this would suit, a Notice of Nomination needs to be submitted, with the nominee’s consent by September 30. Tell us what skills and experience the nominee would bring to the role and why they would join. 

If you have more questions about the role and would like to discuss please contact Roy Weaver on or royjweaver@icloud.com or 027 758 7111.

  • Email contact@wildfortaranaki.nz by September 30th to request a notice of nomination form. 
  • The Wild for Taranaki Governance Charter is available on request 
  • Voting papers will be sent electronically to members. One vote is made by each member group by a person with leadership responsibility within the group. 
  • Voting will take place from October 4th close on October 15th.