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Voting for HiNZ Board

How to vote

Voting for the HiNZ Board opens in October 2019. Voting papers will be sent directly to each current HiNZ member. (If you do not receive voting papers please check your spam folder or email Gloria on to check if you are a current member.)


View the list of candidates

Read about the board position


Not a member? Join now - or anytime before 20 November - and you will be eligible to vote. 


Online voting closes on 20 November 2018. Last minute in-person votes are permitted at the HiNZ AGM.


The AGM will be held at Claudelands Hamilton (the HiNZ Conference venue) at 7.30am to 8.30am on Thursday 21 November 2018. A light breakfast buffet is provided. Only HiNZ members are eligible to attend the AGM.


Board structure

The HiNZ Board has up to 9 voting board members. This is a mixture of 6 elected board members and 3 appointed board members.


Elected board members who have one more year of their term to serve are:

  • Rebecca George
  • Karen Day
  • Kevin Ross

There are three elected board member seats available at this election.


The current board members standing for re-election are:

  • John Ashley
  • Liz Berryman
  • Michael Sheehan

The new board candidates standing for election are:

  • Angela Lim
  • Karen Blake

At the AGM, the three elected board candidates will be announced. Elected board members get a two-year term.


Appointed board members

Immediately after the AGM, the six elected board members convene a special board meeting to select additional people (not necessarily election candidates) to the board. Appointed board members get a one-year term. There are a maximum of nine board members with voting rights in the constitution. If there are six elected members there can be a maximum of three appointed members with voting rights. If required, there can be more than nine board members as the constitution enables the board to appoint additional (non-voting) board members to ensure a suitable mix of skills on the board, based on the current program of work.


If you wish to be considered for an appointed board member position, please email a one page expression of interest (max 300 words) to, explaining why you wish to be appointed and what skills you could contribute to the HiNZ board.


Questions? Email us

HiNZ, PO Box 300125, Albany, Auckland 0752, New Zealand.

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