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Director ATEED

Date: 27-Apr-2019

Location: Central Auckland, 1010

Company: Auckland Council

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He angitūtanga: The opportunity

Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development (ATEED) requires three new directors to join the board in 2019.

ATEED has two areas of focus that together will underpin growth in quality jobs; business creation and investment across Auckland. They share a common theme in serving to promote the city globally, ensuring that Auckland competes effectively among other ‘high quality of life’ cities. They are:

  • Driving economic development through supporting business and investment attraction; business growth; innovation and skills; and
  • Supporting the visitor economy in Auckland, including a focus on destination marketing and management; major events; business event; and international student attraction and retention.

ATEED has in place a three-year work programme with specific actions to deliver against these two areas of focus.

He kōrero mōu: About you

Particular skills and competencies sought:

Across the three new directors appointed, the mix of skills and competencies sought includes as priorities:

  • Highly developed networks and close relationships with iwi in the Auckland region.
  • Ability to effectively operate in a governmental or political environment, with connections and an understanding of the central government landscape as it affects tourism and events planned for Auckland.
  • Strong leadership capability, with the potential to be a possible Deputy Chair successor.
  • Inbound tourism and accommodation sector expertise, contacts and networks.
  • Job creation and development skills, from areas such as IT and digital disruption, innovation/screen or film/creative industries.
  • Extensive experience in economic development.
  • Willingness and ability to collaborate across the Auckland CCO family.
  • Demonstrate financial accountability with close review of current and proposed activities to deliver value for money. Responsiveness to Auckland Council as a stakeholder and decision-maker.
  • Understanding as to the context of central government agencies.
  • Independence of thinking.
  • Uphold the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi and promote Māori outcomes.
  • Geographical and general time availability to attend Auckland-based board meetings in person.

Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou: What we offer

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 preferred


To be advised

For further details or to apply, please contact:

Renisa Maki – Consultant


Phone: 09 969 9905

Applications close 19 May 2019

Auckland Council recognises that increasing diversity and fostering an 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. We welcome and encourage diverse, talented applicants for our CCO Board roles