Current board vacancies

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

Current vacancies

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

Chairperson of the Copyright Tribunal

Posted on: 13 December 2019
Application closes at: 5:00pm, 31 January 2020
Location: New Zealand
Category: Board and Governance
Position Type: Part-time

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On behalf of the Minister of Commerce and Consumer Affairs, the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment is seeking expressions of interest from suitably experienced candidates to be a Chairperson of the Copyright Tribunal.

The Copyright Tribunal resolves disputes involving copyright licensing schemes operated by copyright management organisations. Under the infringing file share regime, the Copyright Tribunal also hears and determine applications whether an internet account holder using of peer-to-peer filing sharing technologies has infringed copyright.

We are specifically looking for candidates with the following experience:

  • At least 7 years' practice as a barrister or solicitor of the High Court (the candidate does not have to have been a Judge or held judicial office)

The Copyright Tribunal expects all members to demonstrate the following:

  • Relevant academic or copyright background, preferably in law, economics, commerce, or public administration.
  • Experience in or the ability to interpret legislation (experience in judicial or tribunal procedures may be an advantage).
  • Understanding of copyright issues, or experience in a sector involving works of copyright (such as the creative arts, publishing or audio-visual services).
  • Ability to assess economic evidence, or an understanding of the economic implications affecting copyright works and their owners and users.
  • Knowledge of the regulatory settings in New Zealand relating to copyright licensing, or copyright disputes, and familiarity with various approaches taken by relevant overseas jurisdictions.
  • Familiarity with the operation of the internet and related technology.

This is a contestable process and applications will be assessed according to the skills and experience the Board requires at this particular time.

MBIE is committed to considering candidates from a diverse range of backgrounds, age, gender, ethnicity and geographic locations to enable the board to be high-performing.

Candidates wishing to put forward an expression of interest should enclose a copy of their CV and submit a cover letter outlining why they wish to be a member of the Copyright Tribunal. 

Applications close on Friday, 31 January 2020.

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

Members of the Copyright Tribunal

Posted on: 12 December 2019
Application closes at: 5:00pm, 31 January 2020
Location: New Zealand
Category: Board and Governance
Position Type: Part-time

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On behalf of the Minister of Commerce and Consumer Affairs, the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment is seeking expressions of interest from suitably experienced candidates to be members of the Copyright Tribunal.

The Copyright Tribunal resolves disputes involving copyright licensing schemes operated by copyright management organisations. Under the infringing file share regime, the Copyright Tribunal also hears and determine applications whether an internet account holder using of peer-to-peer filing sharing technologies has infringed copyright.

The Copyright Tribunal is now seeking members and welcomes applications from candidates who can demonstrate:

  • Relevant academic or copyright background, preferably in law, economics, commerce, or public administration.
  • Experience in or the ability to interpret legislation (experience in judicial or tribunal procedures may be an advantage).
  • Understanding of copyright issues, or experience in a sector involving works of copyright (such as the creative arts, publishing or audio-visual services).
  • Ability to assess economic evidence, or an understanding of the economic implications affecting copyright works and their owners and users.
  • Knowledge of the regulatory settings in New Zealand relating to copyright licensing, or copyright disputes, and familiarity with various approaches taken by relevant overseas jurisdictions.
  • Familiarity with the operation of the internet and related technology.

This is a contestable process and applications will be assessed according to the skills and experience the Board requires at this particular time.

MBIE is committed to considering candidates from a diverse range of backgrounds, age, gender, ethnicity and geographic locations to enable the board to be high-performing.

Candidates wishing to put forward an expression of interest should enclose a copy of their CV and submit a cover letter outlining why they wish to be a member of the Copyright Tribunal.

Applications close on Friday, 31 January 2020.

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

Members of the WorkSafe New Zealand Board

Posted on: 18 December 2019
Application closes at: 5:00pm, 03 February 2020
Location: New Zealand
Category: Board and Governance
Position Type: 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 WorkSafe Board is now seeking members and welcomes applications from candidates who can demonstrate:

  • strong connections to Māori and Māori business
  • demonstrated leadership in health and safety in the business sector.

In addition, it is desirable for candidates to have knowledge and experience of, and capability in the following:

  • public sector governance
  • central government processes
  • New Zealand’s work health and safety environment, including work illness and occupational disease
  • perspectives of workers
  • perspectives of PCBUs (persons conducting a business or undertaking)
  • administration of work health and safety legislation and risk management frameworks
  • business generally.

This is a contestable process and applications will be assessed according to the skills and experience the Board requires at this particular time.

MBIE is committed to considering candidates from a diverse range of backgrounds, age, gender, ethnicity and geographic locations to enable the board to be high-performing.

Candidates wishing to put forward an expression of interest should enclose a copy of their CV and submit a cover letter outlining why they wish to be a member of the WorkSafe New Zealand Board. 

Applications close on Monday, 3 February 2020.

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

Members of the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority Board

Posted on: 16 January 2020
Application closes at: 5:00pm, 10 February 2020
Location: New Zealand
Category: Board and Governance
Position Type: Part-time

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On behalf of the Minister of Energy and Resources, the Ministry for Business, Innovation and Employment is seeking expressions of interest from suitably experienced candidates to be members of the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority (EECA) Board.

EECA’s functions are to encourage, promote and support energy efficiency, energy conservation and the use of renewable sources of energy.

The EECA Board is now seeking members and welcomes applications from candidates who have the following skills and experience:

  • commercialisation
  • in depth understanding of the electricity supply chain, notably distribution
  • experience in the application of energy efficiency in the industrial manufacturing sector
  • experience and/or knowledge of large scale process heat users
  • Crown entity governance experience, with experience working across a number of agencies
  • in depth knowledge of the application of low carbon fuels in the transport sector would also be an advantage.

This is a contestable process and applications will be assessed according to the skills and experience the Board requires at this particular time.

MBIE is committed to considering candidates from a diverse range of backgrounds, including age, gender, ethnicity and geographic locations, to enable the board to be high-performing.

Candidates wishing to put forward an expression of interest should enclose a copy of their CV and submit a cover letter outlining why they wish to be a member of the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Board. Please refer to the attached position description for more details.

Applications close on Monday, 10 February 2020.

For enquiries about the position, please contact boardappointments@mbie.govt.nz(external link)

Last updated: 20 December 2019