Applications sought for Independent Director to join CLNZ Board

We're seeking an independent director to join our CLNZ board commencing February 2022. Are you who we're looking for?

Appplications are now open for an independent director to join our CLNZ Board. This appointment process is being undertaken by the Board to find a suitable candidate to replace a current independent director whose term on the Board is due to end in December 2021. The new appointee will attend their first CLNZ Board meeting in February 2022, having completed an induction process prior to that date.

About us
Copyright Licensing New Zealand (CLNZ) is a not-for-profit organisation, jointly owned by the Publishers Association of New Zealand Te Rau o Tākupu (PANZ) and the New Zealand Society of Authors Te Puni Kaituhi o Aotearoa (PEN NZ) Inc (NZSA).

The only New Zealand member of the International Federation of Reproduction Rights Organisations (IFRRO), we are part of a global network that represents the interests of authors and publishers internationally. More about us here >>

The board comprises of six directors and a board intern. Two directors are appointed in conjunction with NZSA, two with PANZ, and two are independent directors. Read more about board here >>.

The board's role is to set the strategic direction of the business and utilise governance best-practice in doing so. You can view a copy of our current Strategic Approach here >>

Particular skills / competencies sought
The Board requires a diverse mix of personal traits, industry experience and skillsets from its directors that support delivery of the organisation's strategy. Applicants for this position will be considered against these criteria. It is not expected that any individual director will possess all of the required criteria, rather that the entire board composition will include a matrix of the required criteria of personal traits, industry experience and skillsets.

The full framework for this appointment is shown here >> (pdf)

In particular, this appointment seeks someone with experience in digital technology strategy, transformation and implementation in business operations. A diverse perspective and awareness of current social and cultural trends as they apply to Aotearoa New Zealand business, along with an understanding of the principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi is also required.

CLNZ values inclusion and diversity. As a New Zealand organisation, our aim in all of our activities is to be inclusive of all of the diverse people of Aotearoa, and to welcome and demonstrate respect, fair treatment and care for the people who work with us and who use the services we offer.

Committment required
The Board meets four times a year (generally February, May, August, November) and uses online communication between meetings. Board documents are circulated in both print and digital formats at least seven days prior to each meeting. A full induction process will be provided prior to attendance at the first meeting of the Board.

The appointment commences from February 2022 and is for an initial term of three years.

How to apply
To apply for this position, please send your CV and a covering letter outlining why you would be an ideal candidate to by 5pm, Thursday 9 September 2021.

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