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New Zealand Rugby – Appointed Board Member

The New Zealand Rugby Union Incorporated (“New Zealand Rugby”) invites applications for an Appointed Board Member position on its Board. The vacancy relates to a three-year term commencing on or about 19 April 2018.

New Zealand Rugby’s purpose is to lead, grow, support and promote New Zealand’s game. It represents New Zealand on rugby organisations internationally, has ultimate responsibility for the performance of the All Blacks, Black Ferns and other men’s and women’s national teams and, in partnership with the 26 Provincial Unions, contributes to the health of rugby at all levels. New Zealand Rugby has a turnover in excess of $150 million, with over 80% of that income being generated through the sale of domestic and global sponsorship and broadcasting rights.

The role requires a corporate governance focus, with responsibility for setting the strategic direction for rugby in New Zealand and monitoring the performance of all aspects of the business, while taking into account the interests of all relevant stakeholders. New Zealand Rugby aspires to have a diverse Board, reflective and representative of both New Zealand and its rugby community.

We are seeking a talented and experienced Director or Senior Executive to complement and strengthen the expertise of our Board.

Appointed Board Members must not be, or on appointment must immediately cease to be, a director, office holder, or employee of New Zealand Rugby, any Provincial Union or subsidiaries. Applicants must also be able to confirm that they will act and think independently of any particular stakeholder or stakeholders in rugby in New Zealand, and in the best interests of rugby across all of New Zealand.

For the first time in 2018, New Zealand Rugby is also seeking persons interested in a position as a Nominated Board Member. Nominated Board Members must be nominated by a Provincial Union or the NZ Maori Rugby Board, and the successful candidate will be selected by an Appointments and Remuneration Committee. In 2018, the Nominated Board Member vacancy will be for the Maori Representative position on the New Zealand Rugby Board. Persons interested in being nominated for this position should contact one of the Provincial Unions, or the NZ Maori Rugby Board.

All applications for the Appointed position should include a CV, confirmation of the matters referred to above, and a covering letter. Applications are to be sent to

Applications close Friday, 26 January 2018 at 5.00pm.