Te Hao Rangatahi
http://www.wakatu.org.nz/home/whanau/education/associate-directorships/ ( 23 May, 2013 )
Wakatū has an Associate Director Scheme that provides owners with the opportunity to gain experience in the governance of Wakatū Incorporation, with a view to them becoming part of our organisation's future leadership.
As our businesses get more advanced, it is vital that future Directors are equipped with the necessary commercial skills as well as an understanding of the history and peoples of Te Tau Ihu.
Associate Directors are appointed for two years – the first year on a Sector Board and the second on the Head Board.
The Board looks for applicants with existing or potential business acumen, who are dedicated to contributing towards the ongoing development of Wakatū.
Applicants each year must be shareholders or whānau of shareholders, and their application must include:
- a completed application form
- a 500-word statement setting out your reasons for wanting to be an Associate Director and your vision for Wakatū, including how our people may develop themselves.
2013/2014 Associate Director
Applications are now open. and close on 30 June 2013. Please see below for the application form.
2012/2013 Associate Director
The new Associate Director for 2012/13 is Jarrod Buchanan. Jarrod has recently returned home from working in Japan. He has a background in science – specialising in aquaculture and product development. Jarrod has a keen interest in property management, marketing and sales. He is based in Nelson with his wife and two tamariki. Jarrod is Ngāti Rārua and Te Ātiawa.
2011/2012 Associate Director
A born and bred Wellingtonian, Rachel established Yellow Brick Road following eight years in the US with NZTE as Trade Commissioner and North American Regional Manager Food and Beverages. She is co-founder of the City Market, Chair of the Wellington on a Plate Advisory Board, and a Director of the region’s economic development agency Grow Wellington. In 2009, following in the footsteps of Chef Peter Gordon, Rachel was bestowed with the New Zealand Restaurant Association’s Innovator Award.
In 2010 she was a finalist in the Veuve ClicquotBusiness Woman Awards, and the winner of Emerging Gold, Wellington Gold Awards. In 2012 she was a reciepent of the Sir Peter Blake Leadership Award. Rachel is Ngäti Rärua and Ngäti Koata.
Previous Associate Directors
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For further information on Wakatu Associate Directorships
Please contact Ropata Taylor via email or telephone +64 3 546 8648