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Category: Independent Director
Location: Wellington

Beef + Lamb NZ

Independent Director

Passion, integrity, and a genuine desire to do our best for farmers is what drives us at Beef + Lamb New Zealand (B+LNZ). We are 100% farmer-owned and funded and work on behalf of New Zealand’s sheep and beef producers. Our vision is for thriving sheep and beef farmers, now and into the future. Beef + Lamb New Zealand’s investments play a critical role in underpinning New Zealand’s second biggest export sector.

The Independent Director position will bring independent judgement, outside experience, and objectivity to the board table. We want to strengthen the board in key areas of Māori Agribusiness and Information Technology. The successful candidate will have proven experience in governance and be committed to a successful and thriving New Zealand sheep and beef sector, be collaborative in nature, possess sound judgment and be willing to demonstrate strong leadership to the sector, and B+LNZ management.

The qualities and skills we are looking for are:

  • Close connection to sheep and beef farmers and their rural communities.
  • Independence in thinking; be prepared to challenge and be challenged.
  • Be future-focused, value continuous improvement, innovation and responsiveness to the sector’s challenges and opportunities.
  • Proven and effective governance and/or executive level expertise, strategic planning and execution.
  • Effective, persuasive and respectful communicator.
  • A role model for the values of the organisation.
This is a remunerated position and will commence 1 July 2024 and is for a three-year term. The commitment required will be approximately three days per month.

For further information, contact Bridget McIlraith, B+LNZ People & Culture Manager on or 027 220 7789.

Please apply via the B+LNZ job site:

Applications close 5pm Monday 6 May

Date Posted: 2024-04-15


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