2024 ACE New Zealand Board and Regional Chair Elections

Expressions of interest are now open for the 2024 ACE New Zealand Board and Regional Chair elections. Could you or someone in your organisation be a good fit?

We want to hear from a wide range of people who can represent our membership at governance level, including senior leaders as well as those starting out on their governance journey.

Anyone from an ACE New Zealand member firm can express an interest, and voting will take place online.

Key dates

  • 22 May: Expressions of interest open for Board and Regional Chair vacancies
  • 7 June: Expressions of interest close
  • 3 July: Voting opens
  • 24 July: Voting closes
  • 15 August: Successful candidates announced at AGM
  • 22 October: First Board meeting for newly elected Board members

ACE New Zealand Board

The Board is responsible for the governance of ACE New Zealand. It oversees the strategic direction and management, and reports to members on their stewardship of the organisation. It’s made up of six elected representatives and up to three appointed members.

A strong governing board is a diverse one. Our members are from a range of personal and professional backgrounds. We need our Board to reflect our membership and the communities we serve – from business leaders, engineers, project managers and planners, to marketers, lawyers and Māoritanga advisors, from Northland to Southland, large to small firms, and a mix of gender, age and ethnicity.

We also need our Board to have the time, passion and governance skills to take our organisation forward – so members experienced in governance or willing to learn. We need to ensure we have the right strategy to prepare our members for significant disruption across digital innovation and climate change, and we need to help drive more efficient and productive delivery by doing our part to ensure procurement practices and risk allocation remain future fit. We’re also navigating more systemic issues such as the need to increase representation among women, Māori and Pasifika, wellbeing leadership and growing consultant capability. If we are to succeed, our Board must be bold and brave, and have a view on the long-term horizon.

ACE New Zealand Regional Chairs 

Regional Chairs provide consulting leadership in their region aligned to the ACE New Zealand strategy. They also want to expand their professional network, positively shape the future of the industry and give back to the sector. They have time to invest, have at least mid-level experience, and are involved in the business side of consulting and engineering. 

This year we are looking for nominations from the following regions: 

  • Auckland (North Shore)
  • Manawatu/Whanganui
  • Wellington
  • Nelson/Blenheim
  • Otago/Southland

Got a question? 

If you have any questions about being a Board member or Regional Chair for ACE, please get in touch with us at [email protected]