Role : Director (x2) - Auckland TransportLocation : AucklandCloses : 28 September 2020 at 12noonKia hiwa ra ! kia hiwa ra !Kia hiwa ra i tēnei tuku !Kia hiwa ra i tērā tuku !Kia hiwa ra ! kia hiwa ra !Auckland Transport (AT) is looking for two independent directors to join its board.
Each role will have a different focus to meet the challenges and future opportunities of one of Auckland’s most important organisations.
The AT 2019-2022 Statement of Intent included the following strategic priorities : Help people to travel safely.Improve access to frequent and attractive public transport.
Encourage walking and cycling.Make the best use of existing transport networks.Support growth, urban redevelopment and regeneration.
Manage the impacts of the transport system on the environment.Ensure value for money.The organisation is responsible for delivering a 10-year operating programme of $6.
2 billion (net of public transport fares and other revenues), and a $10 billion capital programme.However, the impact of COVID-19 requires a rethink of the budget and priorities as the organisation defines a new operating model.
The board has sound governance and business experience however, more depth in understanding of transport governance in New Zealand would be helpful.
Competencies required Director 1 : Strong understanding of the impact of climate action on land use and the transport system, and the interrelationships between the two in connecting communities.
Contemporary experience of building climate resilience and health benefits into transport projects, delivering more than just emissions reductions.
Passionate about public transport and active modes, and the roles they can play in climate resilient city shaping and urban regeneration.
Well connected to key stakeholders, such as NZTA, Ministry of Transport.Competencies required Director 2 : Strong understanding of transport and transport governance.
Strong understanding of the role of central and local government in transport planning, funding and service delivery.Well connected to key stakeholders, such as NZTA, Minister of Transport.
Passionate about transport and the role it can play in city shaping and urban regeneration.Useful, but not essential Directors 1&2 : Experienced in transforming organisations in times of change and uncertainty.
Experienced in driving culture change through complex organisations.Common Priorities Across the CCOs : Uphold the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi, readiness to promote improved outcomes for Māori and knowledge of Te Ao Māori and established Māori networks.
Demonstrate appropriate accountability and responsiveness to the Governing Body and the public and a commitment to public sector ethos.
Demonstrate financial accountability with close review of current and proposed activities to deliver value for money.Commitment to integrate council’s climate action plans into the strategies and operations of the Council-controlled Organisations.
Driving appropriate leadership and cultural response to deliver the required outcomes (and / or deliver on targets as identified).
Commitment to collaborate across the Council-controlled Organisation family.Demonstrate inclusive and adaptive leadership to harness the benefits of diversity.
For further details or to apply, please contact : Jayne Atherton Consultant (Governance Practice)Email : jayne.atherton kerridgepartners.
comPhone : 027 801 1792Applications must be received by 28 September 2020 at 12noon.Commitment requirement : The term of appointment is three years, with the possibility of re-appointment up to a maximum of three terms, subject to evidence of effective performance.
Geographic considerations : Auckland-based is strongly preferred.Remuneration : To be advised.Application information : Auckland Council is committed to the principles of Equal Employment Opportunities.
We recognise that increasing diversity and fostering inclusive Board culture is an essential element in supporting high performing Boards, driving long-term success and delivering better outcomes for the communities of Auckland.