Call for Nominations: Join the Recreation Aotearoa Board

The Recreation Aotearoa Board is responsible for overseeing the implementation of our strategic plan Te Whai Oranga and supporting the organisation to achieve our aspirational vision of re-creating a nation through recreation. We have a strong focus on Te Tiriti-centric leadership and are committed to enacting this through all levels of the organisation including at the board table. In 2022 we were re-accredited with the Sport New Zealand Governance Mark, demonstrating our ongoing commitment to best-practice governance.

We are seeking nominees who have the governance experience, skills, networks, and strategic thinking to move the industry forward. We are keen to see nominations from people with one or more of the following skills and lived experience:

  • prior experience as a director, trustee, or in other leadership and governance roles. 
  • knowledge of and/or experience working in the recreation sector (and in particular the conservation and environmental sector). 
  • a broad range of business and commercial skills (ideally with legal experience). 
  • knowledge and experience of recreation including kaupapa Māori approaches to recreation, and/or an openness to learn. 
  • strategic acumen and the ability to identify industry trends and challenges; and, 
  • the strength of character to maintain an independent point of view when others disagree.

The Recreation Board is made up of four elected members, three appointed members and a non-voting aspiring director. This year we have three elected member positions up for re-election at our Annual General Meeting on 13 November. One current elected Board member  has indicated that they will put themselves forward to re-election.

Being involved with the Recreation Aotearoa Board is a really rewarding experience.

Learn more about our current board members

Nominations should be made online using Jotform:

Board Member Nomination Form 2024 

Nominations must be received no later than 5pm, Friday 13 September 2024.

For more information contact Daniel Evans:

Additional Information

Who can be nominated for a board member role?
Anyone over 18 years can be nominated. Nominees must not be disqualified from holding office under section 47 of the Incorporated Societies Act.

Can someone self-nominate?

Does anyone need to second the nomination?

Is the name of the nominator published?
No, this is for administration purposes only.

What is the election process?

  • If more than one valid nomination is received for a position, there will be an election. Recreation Aotearoa will distribute biographies and voting form via email to all current (paid) Organisation and Individual Members.
  • Online voting will open on Monday 14 October and will close at 5pm on Tuesday 12 November 2024.
  • In person votes may be cast at the Recreation Aotearoa Annual General Meeting on Wednesday 13 November in Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland.
  • Election results will be announced at the AGM after the results are verified. 
  • Members will be notified of the successful nominees by email following the AGM.

Who can vote?
Current (paid) Individual and Organisation Members are entitled to vote.

What is the term for a Board Member?
All appointments to the Board will be effective for a period of three years and start immediately after the AGM on Wednesday 13 November.  

Is there an induction process for new Board members?
Yes, all new Board members are given a given a full induction by the Chief Executive, and Board Co-Chairs.

How many times a year does the Board meet?

  • Recreation Aotearoa’s Board meets two - three times per year in person (including overnight noho marae), with the remainder of board meetings held online. 
  • The estimated time commitment for Board members is 8 - 16 days per year for attendance at Board meetings, Committee Meetings, Annual General Meeting, Recreation Conference and additional preparation for meetings.
  • The first meeting of the Incoming Board will be on December 13 2024; the meeting will be held online.

Is it a paid position?
No, the board member roles are voluntary. Reasonable expenses including travel and accommodation are covered.