Associate Director Vacancy

’The unique skill sets and diverse business backgrounds of the Ballance Board Directors provided me with endless opportunities to build my governance and strategic thinking capabilities.’ – Olivia Buckley (Associate Director, 2023-2024)

’The board observer role was an excellent opportunity to become part of an operating board and test my skills and attributes whilst learning from some excellent directors from different backgrounds’ – Will Grayling (Associate Director, 2021-2022)

Time to Take the Leap in Your Governance Journey

Playing our part in growing the primary sector’s future governors

Ballance has a governance structure consisting of six shareholder elected Board members, three appointed Board members and an Associate Board Member.

We are inviting applications for an Associate Director to join our Ballance Board of Directors for a 15-month term.

Associate Director Vacancy

With this Associate Director role, we are offering a development opportunity to grow your knowledge and experience in one of New Zealand’s leading primary sector organisations.

As a New Zealand farmer-owned co-operative we love the land as much as you, so we are committed to working alongside our communities and customers to create a strong, sustainable future for all New Zealanders.

The Opportunity

As a Ballance shareholder, this role offers you an opportunity to enhance your skills in primary sector governance. You will contribute equally to all discussions but will hold no voting rights on Board decisions. The position is voluntary (unpaid), however travel and accommodation for Board meetings is provided.

We offer a supportive environment and are focused on helping you grow your knowledge and understanding of good governance practice. We provide a full induction into the role, along with training and coaching to support you to achieve your career objectives.

We are looking for the following attributes:

  • An active Ballance shareholder 
  • A team player with the ability to disseminate a wide range of views
  • An independent thinker who actively contributes ideas
  • Excellent relationship building skills
  • Demonstrated experience in community leadership or active involvement in the community 
  • Governance training is preferred, but not essential 

If you are motivated, enthusiastic and have a vision for a successful and progressive rural sector, come and make your place with us - "Together, creating the best soil and food on Earth". It’s a big ambition, but we can't think of a better one for the good of our customers and our country.

How to Apply

Your CV and cover letter should be submitted to the email address below no later than Friday 26th July 2024