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Adding Value To The Business of Cropping


Associate Board Director

Applications close Friday 16 June 2023 at 5.00 pm

This is a development opportunity for a future leader to join the FAR Board and gain experience in governance, leadership and strategy while bringing their own arable knowledge and experience to the Board table. The Associate Director will also have the opportunity to be mentored by an Industry Leader and receive a contribution towards their governance training.

The Board is looking for candidates with expertise and experience in the arable sector and who want to build their governance and strategic planning skills.

This is a non-voting role; however, the Board seeks full participation in meetings and will welcome constructive contributions from the Associate Director in the workings of the Board.

Applicants must have the support of their employer (if not self-employed) before applying for this opportunity and will be required to sign a confidentiality agreement.

This is a one-year appointment paying a per diem rate of $1000 per day (plus travel and reasonable expenses). The appointment will follow the position's advertisement and the selection process.

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Application process

Applications for this position must include a cover letter and CV .

Email directly to David Birkett: FAR Chair of Nominations and Remunerations Committee

Queries to: David Birkett 027 313 2768.

Applications close Friday 16 June 2023 at 5.00 pm

More about the FAR Board:

The Foundation for Arable Research (FAR) is the research, development and extension agency for NZ's arable sector. FAR is funded by a grower levy and focuses on the following key areas: biosecurity, crop production, pest management, environmental compliance, people capability and grower support. Our mission is to add value to the business of cropping by leading research, creating strong collaborations, delivering excellent communication and helping to produce sustainable businesses.

FAR has a skills-based Board of eight directors: five growers and three independent members appointed by the Members' Council.

The skillset of the FAR Board is a mix of business and industry knowledge and experience in governance, strategy, finance, compliance, crop production, natural resources and the environment, people capability, central and regional government interaction, and communication.

The Board meets five times yearly at the FAR main office in Templeton, Christchurch or regional sites.