Women encouraged to join SOE Boards

  • Louise Upston
  • Todd McClay
Women Trade State Owned Enterprises

State Owned Enterprises Minister Todd McClay called for nominations for the Boards of Airways Ltd, AsureQuality Ltd, Meteorological Service of New Zealand Ltd (MetService), and Quotable Value New Zealand Ltd (QV). 

Mr McClay says he is particularly looking for high calibre individuals, with strong commercial skills and is keen to receive applications from a diverse range of New Zealanders, particularly women, who are under-represented.

Minister for Women, Louise Upston is also encouraging a greater number of women to put themselves forward for consideration.

“Mr McClay and I are committed to increasing the percentage of women on State Owned Enterprises board to at least 45 per cent.”

In addition to skills in governance, management, company law and financial matters the skills particularly sought for each board are:

Airways – experience and knowledge in general aviation

AsureQuality –experience in B2B and B2G transactions; an understanding of the international regulatory environment in food related sectors; and an understanding of relevant Australian markets

MetService – experience working in industries subject to digital disruption and information technology or infrastructure and / or understanding of Iwi issues within the sector

QV – expertise in information technology, particularly the commercialisation of data

To register your interest in any of these positions go to www.boardappointments.co.nz where a full position description can be found setting out the skills requirements for each Board.  

Nominations for these positions close on 5 August 2016.