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Source: New Zealand Government Office of Ethnic Affairs

Before registering for our Nominations Service, check your suitability using the checklist below.

  1. Do you have experience as a Chief Executive or Senior Manager in a commercial, professional or community organisation?
  2. Have you been a chair or president of a community group?
  3. Do you have governance experience? Your experience might include a position on one or more of the following:
    • State sector board or committee
    • Private sector board of directors
    • Local or regional council
    • Regulatory or professional body
    • School board of trustees
    • Religious or community organisation
  1. Do you have specialist qualifications and/or work experience?  For example, extensive experience in any of the following:
    • Accounting
    • Financial management
    • Banking and insurance
    • Barrister or solicitor
    • Risk and assurance
    • Strategic development and senior business management
    • Change management and organisational development
    • Health and safety management
    • Applied technical fields in engineering
    • Infrastructure, transport and logistics
    • Science and technology
    • Big data
    • Research and development
    • Media and communications
    • Arts and culture
    • Education
    • Health
    • Social services
    • Engagement with Crown and public sector agencies

If you have answered ‘yes’ to three or more questions, you may be a suitable candidate.

We do not nominate public servants to state sector boards and committees, however previous experience as a public servant can be valuable. The Cabinet Office circular CO (02) 5 Appointment of Public Servants to Statutory Boards has further information.

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