Current board vacancies

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

There are no current vacancies.

On behalf of the responsible ministers, we are seeking expressions of interest for the board positions as set out below.


Institute of Environmental Science and Research (ESR) Board Directors

Posted on: 7 April 2021
Application closes at: 5:00pm, 23 April 2021
Location: Other
Category: Boards and Governance
Position Type: Casual

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On behalf of the Minister of Research, Science and Innovation, the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) is currently seeking nominations of candidates to be considered for appointment as directors of the Institute of Environmental Science and Research Limited (ESR) Board.

ESR is a Crown Research Institute (CRI) that provides specialist science solutions related to forensic science and public and environmental health. ESR uses world-leading science to safeguard our health, keep our communities safer, protect our food-based economy, and improve the health of our water and natural environment.

MBIE is now seeking new directors for the ESR Board. We welcome applications from exceptional candidates who want to be considered for these key roles.

Applications close 5pm Friday, 23 April 2021.

For enquiries about the position, please contact boardappointments@mbie.govt.nz. Applications must be made via the MBIE Careers website.


Institute of Geological Nuclear Sciences (GNS) Board Directors

Posted on: 7 April 2021
Application closes at: 5:00pm, 23 April 2021
Location: Other
Category: Boards and Governance
Position Type: Casual

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On behalf of the Minister of Research, Science and Innovation, the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) is currently seeking nominations of candidates to be considered for appointment as directors of the Institute of Geological and Nuclear Sciences Limited (GNS Science) Board.

GNS Science is a Crown Research Institute (CRI) focused on delivering benefits for New Zealand from natural processes occurring in the Earth’s crust. GNS Science’s core purpose is to undertake research that:

  • increases New Zealand’s resilience to natural hazards
  • enhances understanding of geological and Earth-system processes
  • drives innovation and sustainable economic growth in New Zealand’s geologically-based energy and minerals industries
  • develops industrial and environmental applications of nuclear science.

MBIE is now seeking new directors for the GNS Science Board. We welcome applications from high calibre candidates who want to be considered for these key roles.

Applications close 5pm Friday, 23 April 2021.

For enquiries about the position, please contact boardappointments@mbie.govt.nz. Applications must be made via the MBIE Careers website.


Manaaki Whenua – Landcare Research New Zealand Board Chairperson

Posted on: 7 April 2021
Application closes at: 5:00pm, 23 April 2021
Location: Other
Category: Boards and Governance
Position Type: Casual

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On behalf of the Minister of Research, Science and Innovation, the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) is currently seeking nominations of candidates to be considered for appointment as Chairperson of the Manaaki Whenua Landcare Research New Zealand Limited (Manaaki Whenua) Board.

Manaaki Whenua is a Crown Research Institute (CRI) with a core purpose of driving innovation in New Zealand’s management of terrestrial biodiversity and land resources in order to both protect and enhance the terrestrial environment and grow New Zealand’s prosperity. Manaaki Whenua is responsible for supporting New Zealand to develop a sustainable relationship with our land, through the delivery of exceptional science across a wide range of disciplines.

MBIE is now seeking a new Chair for the Manaaki Whenua Board. We welcome applications from exceptional candidates who want to be considered for this pivotal role.

Applications close 5pm Friday, 23 April 2021.

For enquiries about the position, please contact boardappointments@mbie.govt.nz. Applications must be made via the MBIE Careers website.


Manaaki Whenua – Landcare Research New Zealand Board Directors

Posted on: 7 April 2021
Application closes at: 5:00pm, 23 April 2021
Location: Other
Category: Boards and Governance
Position Type: Casual

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On behalf of the Minister of Research, Science and Innovation, the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) is currently seeking nominations of candidates to be considered for appointment as directors of Manaaki Whenua Landcare Research New Zealand Limited (Manaaki Whenua).

Manaaki Whenua is a Crown Research Institute (CRI) with the core purpose of driving innovation in New Zealand’s management of terrestrial biodiversity and land resources in order to both protect and enhance the terrestrial environment and grow New Zealand’s prosperity. Manaaki Whenua is responsible for supporting New Zealand to develop a sustainable relationship with our land, through the delivery of exceptional science across a wide range of disciplines.

MBIE is now seeking new directors for the Manaaki Whenua Board. We welcome applications from high calibre candidates who want to be considered for these key roles.

Applications close 5pm Friday, 23 April 2021.

For enquiries about the position, please contact boardappointments@mbie.govt.nz. Applications must be made via the MBIE Careers website.


National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA) Directors

Posted on: 7 April 2021
Application closes at: 5:00pm, 23 April 2021
Location: Other
Category: Boards and Governance
Position Type: Casual

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On behalf of the Minister of Research, Science and Innovation, the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) is currently seeking nominations of candidates to be considered for appointment as directors of the National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research Limited (NIWA) Board.

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, to provide understanding of climate and the atmosphere, and increase resilience to weather and climate hazards to improve the safety and wellbeing of New Zealanders.

MBIE is now seeking new directors for the NIWA Board. We welcome applications from quality candidates who want to be considered for these key roles.

Applications close 5pm Friday, 23 April 2021.

For enquiries about the position, please contact boardappointments@mbie.govt.nz. Applications must be made via the MBIE Careers website.
 


New Zealand Institute for Plant and Food Research Board Directors

Posted on: 7 April 2021
Application closes at: 5:00pm, 23 April 2021
Location: Other
Category: Boards and Governance
Position Type: Casual

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On behalf of the Minister of Research, Science and Innovation, the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) is currently seeking nominations of candidates to be considered for appointment as directors of the New Zealand Institute for Plant and Food Research Limited (Plant and Food Research) Board.

Plant and Food Research is a Crown Research Institute (CRI). Its purpose is to enhance the value and productivity of New Zealand’s horticultural, arable, seafood, and food and beverage industries to contribute to economic growth and the environmental and social prosperity of New Zealand.

MBIE is now seeking new directors for the Plant and Food Research Board. We welcome applications from exceptional candidates who want to be considered for these key roles.

Applications close 5pm Friday, 23 April 2021.

For enquiries about the position, please contact boardappointments@mbie.govt.nz. Applications must be made via the MBIE Careers website.


New Zealand Forest Research Institute (Scion) Board Directors

Posted on: 7 April 2021
Application closes at: 5:00pm, 23 April 2021
Location: Rotorua
Category: Boards and Governance
Position Type: Casual

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On behalf of the Minister of Research, Science and Innovation, the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) is currently seeking nominations of candidates to be considered for appointment as directors of the New Zealand Forest Research Institute Limited (Scion).

As one of the Crown Research Institutes (CRIs) supporting New Zealand’s scientific research and innovation sectors, Scion’s 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.

MBIE is now seeking new directors for the Scion Board. We welcome applications from exceptional candidates who want to be considered for these key roles.

Applications close 5pm Friday, 23 April 2021.

For enquiries about the position, please contact boardappointments@mbie.govt.nz. Applications must be made via the MBIE Careers website.


Research Education Advanced Network New Zealand (REANNZ) Board Director

Posted on: 7 April 2021
Application closes at: 5:00pm, 23 April 2021
Location: Other
Category: Boards and Governance
Position Type: Casual

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On behalf of the Minister of Research, Science and Innovation, the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) is currently seeking nominations of candidates to be considered for appointment as a director of the Research and Education Advanced Network New Zealand Limited (REANNZ) Board.

REANNZ is a Crown company listed on Schedule 4A of the Public Finance Act 1989. 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.

The REANNZ Board is seeking a new director. We welcome applications from high calibre candidates who want to be considered for this key role.

Applications close 5pm Friday, 23 April 2021.

For enquiries about the position, please contact boardappointments@mbie.govt.nz. Applications must be made via the MBIE Careers website.


Members of the WorkSafe New Zealand Board

Posted on: 26 March 2021
Application closes at: 5:00pm, 23 April 2021
Location: Other
Category: Boards and Governance
Position Type: Ongoing - part time

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On behalf of the Minister for Workplace Relations and Safety, the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment is seeking expressions of interest from suitably experienced candidates to be members of the WorkSafe New Zealand Board and contribute to improving the health and safety of New Zealanders.

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

The Minister for Workplace Relations and Safety is seeking new Board members. We welcome applications from exceptional candidates who want to be considered for this role.

Applications close on Friday, 23 April 2021.

For enquiries about the position, please contact boardappointments@mbie.govt.nz

Last updated: 08 April 2021