Directors - Southland Regional Development Agency

Reference Number: 503835aa

Location: Invercargill

  • Empowering the Region

The Southland Regional Development Agency is soon to become the economic development agency for Southland built on the aspirational Southland Regional Development Strategy (SoRDS) and the work of Venture Southland over many years. The agency will deliver a wide range of initiatives, services and events to promote and grow the region alongside Southland communities.

A new feature of the Agency is a governance structure involving local body AND community shareholders intended to give the Agency increased reach and scale in meeting its brief. It also includes the appointment of a skills-based board to lead its programme. With clearly defined goals and agreed funding support SRDA will lead key initiatives focused on delivering real change and growth for the Southland community over the years ahead.

We are seeking to appoint a board of 7 (including a Chair) and invite applications from candidates with proven governance experience across a range of sectors.

·        Private sector governance

·        Local government sector knowledge

·        Experience with economic development agencies

·        Technology industries

·        Organisational development and design

·        Tourism development and destination management

·        Connections with iwi

·        Community capacity building

It is anticipated that the Board will be operational early in 2019. The Board will meet 10 times per annum and the roles are remunerated.

Out-of-the-region applications are welcome and will be considered.

To apply in strict confidence now, please complete the ‘apply for this job’ application form, attaching your cover letter and CV. Emails will be electronically acknowledged, and further correspondence may be by email.

Click here to view the Position Description.

For more information please phone Mike Stenhouse on +64 274 428 348.

To apply use application form or email

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