Current board vacancies

This page provides details of current vacancies for boards that we monitor on behalf of responsible ministers.

We are seeking expressions of interest for the board positions as set out below.

Building Practitioners Board – Member

Posted on: 26 Febuary 2024
Application closes on: 17 March 2024
Location: Wellington

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The Building Practitioners Board (the Board) plays an important role in overseeing the Licensed Building Practitioners Scheme. The Board’s functions are to:

  • approve rules for recommendation to the Minister relating to LBPs that are prepared in accordance with Part 4 of the Act
  • hear and decide complaints about, and inquire into the conduct of and discipline, LBPs in accordance with the Act
  • hear appeals against certain decisions by the Registrar of the Board
  • review and report to the Minister on the performance of the functions and duties, and the exercise of the powers, of the Board in accordance with the Act.

The Board is not a governance board in the same way a Crown entity board provides strategic oversight for a Crown entity, instead it acts more like a tribunal. The Board is independent of MBIE but is supported in the performance of its role and functions.

Applications close on Sunday, 17 March 2024

Please refer to the position description for more details:

Building Practitioners Board – Member

Research and Education Advanced Network New Zealand – Chair

Posted on: 26 Febuary 2024
Application closes on: 17 March 2024
Location: Wellington

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Research and Education Advanced Network New Zealand Limited (REANNZ) operates and supports a specialist high-performance digital network that is engineered to meet the unique performance demands of scientists, researchers, innovators and educators from 45 member organisations from New Zealand’s universities, Crown Research Institutes, institutes of technology and polytechnics, and the wider education, research and innovation sector.

REANNZ is used by researchers to access, move and share data-intensive research around the country and across the world, enabling them to collaborate and contribute to world-leading research to benefit New Zealand and the world. REANNZ engineers also develop and support solutions to address complex technical issues in this specialist environment.

Applications close on Sunday, 17 March 2024

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Research and Education Advanced Network New Zealand – Chair

Research and Education Advanced Network New Zealand – Member

Posted on: 26 Febuary 2024
Application closes on: 17 March 2024
Location: Wellington

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Research and Education Advanced Network New Zealand Limited (REANNZ) operates and supports a specialist high-performance digital network that is engineered to meet the unique performance demands of scientists, researchers, innovators and educators from 45 member organisations from New Zealand’s universities, Crown Research Institutes, institutes of technology and polytechnics, and the wider education, research and innovation sector.

REANNZ is used by researchers to access, move and share data-intensive research around the country and across the world, enabling them to collaborate and contribute to world-leading research to benefit New Zealand and the world. REANNZ engineers also develop and support solutions to address complex technical issues in this specialist environment.

Applications close on Sunday, 17 March 2024

Please refer to the position description for more details:

Research and Education Advanced Network New Zealand – Member

Motor Vehicle Disputes Tribunal – Adjudicator

Posted on: 25 Febuary 2024
Application closes on: 17 March 2024
Location: Wellington

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The Motor Vehicle Disputes Tribunal is established under section 82 of the Motor Vehicle Sales Act 2003. The role of the Tribunal is to enquire into and resolve disputes filed by consumers in respect of alleged breaches of the responsibilities of registered and unregistered motor vehicle traders.

Applications close on Sunday, 17 March 2024

Please refer to the position description for more details:

Motor Vehicle Disputes Tribunal – Adjudicator

Trans-Tasman IP Attorneys Board - Member

Posted on: 21 Febuary 2024
Application closes on: 18 March 2024
Location: Wellington

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The Trans-Tasman IP Attorneys Board (the Board) is an independent body established by the Australian and New Zealand governments to regulate the trade marks attorney profession in Australia, and the patent attorney profession in Australia and New Zealand.

It is established in Australian law under section 227A of the Patents Act 1990 (Cth) and constituted under the Patents Regulations 1991.

Applications close on Monday, 18 March 2024

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Trans-Tasman IP Attorneys Board - Member

Plumbers, Gasfitters and Drainlayers Board – Member

Posted on: 19 Febuary 2024
Application closes on: 14 March 2024
Location: Wellington

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The Plumbers, Gasfitters and Drainlayers Board (the Board) was established under section 134 of the Plumbers, Gasfitters and Drainlayers Board Act 2006 (the Act).

The Board’s purpose is to protect public health and safety in the carrying out of the restricted work undertaken by plumbers, gasfitters, and drainlayers. The Board is responsible for administering the registration and licensing systems of plumbers, gasfitters and drainlayers and is responsible for setting the minimum standards for registration and ensuring persons carrying out regulated work are competent to do so.

Applications close on Thursday, 14 March 2024

Please refer to the position description for more details:

Plumbers, Gasfitters and Drainlayers Board – Member

Electrical Workers Registration Board - Member

Posted on: 13 Febuary 2024
Application closes on: 10 March 2024
Location: Wellington

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The Electrical Workers Registration Board (the Board) is established under the Electricity Act 1992 (the Act). The Board promotes safety for all New Zealanders by ensuring the competence of electrical workers.

The Board is a combination governance board and disciplinary tribunal, holding regular disciplinary hearings.

Applications close on Sunday, 10 March 2024

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Electrical Workers Registration Board – Member

Accreditation Council – Member

Posted on: 13 Febuary 2024
Application closes on: 7 March 2024
Location: Wellington

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The Accreditation Council (the Council) is an autonomous Crown entity established under the Testing Laboratory Registration Act 1972 and continues to fill its statutory functions today under the Standards and Accreditation Act 2015.

The Council's activities to the safeguarding of the health and well-being of New Zealanders, and helping to ensure that New Zealand products and services meet domestic and overseas regulatory and customer requirements. The Council develops and maintains internationally recognised accreditation programmes for testing and calibration laboratories, radiology services and inspection bodies under the brand International Accreditation New Zealand (IANZ).

Applications close on Thursday, 7 March 2024

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Accreditation Council – Member

Financial Markets Authority – Board member

Posted on: 11 Febuary 2024
Application closes on: 7 March 2024
Location: Wellington

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On behalf of the Minister of Commerce and Consumer Affairs, MBIE is seeking candidates who wish to be considered for appointment as a member of the Financial Markets Authority.

The Financial Markets Authority (FMA) is an independent Crown entity under the Crown Entities Act 2004, established to carry out specific functions under the Financial Markets Authority Act 2011. The FMA's duty is to promote and facilitate the development of fair, efficient, and transparent financial markets; and to promote the confident and informed participation of businesses, investors, and consumers in the financial markets.

Applications close on Thursday, 7 March 2024

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Financial Markets Authority – Board member

Financial Markets Authority – Chair

Posted on: 11 Febuary 2024
Application closes on: 7 March 2024
Location: Wellington

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On behalf of the Minister of Commerce and Consumer Affairs, MBIE is seeking candidates who wish to be considered for appointment as the Chair of the Financial Markets Authority. 

The Financial Markets Authority (FMA) is an independent Crown entity under the Crown Entities Act 2004, established to carry out specific functions under the Financial Markets Authority Act 2011. The FMA's duty is to promote and facilitate the development of fair, efficient, and transparent financial markets; and to promote the confident and informed participation of businesses, investors, and consumers in the financial markets.

Applications close on Thursday, 7 March 2024

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Financial Markets Authority – Chair

External Reporting Board – Member

Posted on: 11 Febuary 2024
Application closes on: 7 March 2024
Location: Wellington

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The External Reporting Board is an independent Crown entity under the Crown Entities Act 2004, initially established under the Financial Reporting Act 1993, with continued existence under section 11 of the Financial Reporting Act 2013. On behalf of the Minister of Commerce and Consumer Affairs, we are seeking candidates for appointment as a member of the External Reporting Board.

Applications close on Thursday, 7 March 2024

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External Reporting Board – Member

Electricity Authority - Member

Posted on: 12 Febuary 2024
Application closes on: 7 March 2024
Location: Wellington

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The Electricity Authority is established under the Electricity Industry Act 2010 and is responsible for governance and regulation of the electricity sector. Its objective is to promote competition in, reliable supply by, and efficient operation of, electricity market for the long-term benefit of consumers. On behalf of the Minister of Energy, we are seeking candidates for appointment as a member of the Authority under section 28 of the Crown Entities Act 2004.

Applications close on Thursday, 7 March 2024

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Electricity Authority – Member

Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority – Member

Posted on: 12 Febuary 2024
Application closes on: 11 March 2024
Location: Wellington

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The purpose of the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority (EECA) is to promote energy efficiency, energy conservation and the use of renewable sources of energy. This is done through:

  • raising awareness of energy efficiency and renewable energy in society
  • industry promoting practices and technologies to further energy efficiency
  • monitoring energy efficiency in New Zealand
  • conducting research
  • liaising with government on energy efficiency matters.

Applications close on Monday, 11 March 2024

Please refer to the position description for more details:

Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority – Member

Electricity Rulings Panel – Member

Posted on: 12 Febuary 2024
Application closes on: 11 March 2024
Location: Wellington

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The Rulings Panel is a specialist dispute resolution and disciplinary body that determines complaints of breaches of the Electricity Industry Code 2010 by industry participants, as referred to it by the Electricity Authority. It also determines certain disputes between participants and can hear appeals on specific decisions by the System Operator (Transpower).

Applications close on Monday, 11 March 2024

Please refer to the position description for more details:

Electricity Rulings Panel – Member

WorkSafe New Zealand – Board Member

Posted on: 13 Febuary 2024
Application closes on: 3 March 2024
Location: Wellington

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WorkSafe New Zealand (WorkSafe) is New Zealand’s primary workplace health and safety regulator, established under the WorkSafe New Zealand Act 2013.

The Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 sets out the principles, duties and rights in relation to workplace health and safety. WorkSafe works collaboratively with other regulators, agencies and parties who have an interest in the health, safety and wellbeing system, to promote good workplace health and safety practices. 

Applications close on Sunday, 3 March 2024

Please refer to the position description for more details:

WorkSafe New Zealand – Board Member

NIWA – Chair

Posted on: 4 Febuary 2024
Application closes on: 4 March 2024
Location: Wellington

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The National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA) is a Crown Research Institute (CRI). Its purpose is to enhance the economic value and sustainable management of New Zealand’s aquatic resources and environments, increase understanding of climate and the atmosphere, and increase resilience to weather and climate hazards to improve the safety and wellbeing of New Zealanders. 

Applications close on Monday, 4 March 2024

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NIWA - Chair

NIWA - Director

Posted on: 4 Febuary 2024
Application closes on: 4 March 2024
Location: Wellington

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The National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA) is a Crown Research Institute (CRI). Its purpose is to enhance the economic value and sustainable management of New Zealand’s aquatic resources and environments, increase understanding of climate and the atmosphere, and increase resilience to weather and climate hazards to improve the safety and wellbeing of New Zealanders.

Applications close on Monday, 4 March 2024

Please refer to the position description for more details:

NIWA - Director

Scion – Chair

Posted on: 4 Febuary 2024
Application closes on: 4 March 2024
Location: Wellington

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The New Zealand Forest Research Institute Ltd (trading as Scion) is a Crown Research Institute (CRI). Its purpose is to drive innovation and growth from New Zealand’s forestry, wood product and wood-derived materials and other biomaterial sectors, to create economic value and contribute to beneficial environmental and social outcomes for New Zealand.

Applications close on Monday, 4 March 2024

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Scion – Chair

Scion - Director

Posted on: 4 Febuary 2024
Application closes on: 4 March 2024
Location: Wellington

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The New Zealand Forest Research Institute Ltd (trading as Scion) is a Crown Research Institute (CRI). Its purpose is to drive innovation and growth from New Zealand’s forestry, wood product and wood-derived materials and other biomaterial sectors, to create economic value and contribute to beneficial environmental and social outcomes for New Zealand.

Applications close on Monday, 4 March 2024

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Scion - Director

Manaaki Whenua - Landcare Research - Director

Posted on: 4 Febuary 2024
Application closes on: 4 March 2024
Location: Wellington

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Manaaki Whenua – Landcare Research is a Crown Research Institute (CRI). Its purpose is to drive innovation in New Zealand’s management of terrestrial biodiversity and land resources to both protect and enhance terrestrial environment and New Zealand’s prosperity.

Applications close on Monday, 4 March 2024

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Manaaki Whenua - Landcare Research - Director

Plant & Food Research - Director

Posted on: 4 Febuary 2024
Application closes on: 4 March 2024
Location: Wellington

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The New Zealand Institute for Plant and Food Research (Plant & Food Research) is a Crown Research Institute. Its purpose is to enhance the value and productivity of New Zealand’s horticultural, arable, seafood and food and beverage industries.

Applications close on Monday, 4 March 2024

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Plant & Food Research - Director

AgResearch - Director

Posted on: 4 Febuary 2024
Application closes on: 4 March 2024
Location: Wellington

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AgResearch’s purpose is to enhance the value, productivity and profitability of New Zealand’s pastoral, agri-food and agri-technology sector value chains. 

Applications close on Monday, 4 March 2024

Please refer to the position description for more details:

AgResearch Limited – Director

For enquiries about these positions, please contact boardappointments@mbie.govt.nz.

Last updated: 04 December 2023