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Director Regional Facilities Auckland

Date: 26-Apr-2019

Location: Central Auckland, NZ, 1010

Company: Auckland Council

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He angitūtanga: The opportunity

Regional Facilities Auckland (RFA) requires a new director to join the board in 2019.

RFA has four transformation priorities that address the challenges facing the business and support its journey from transition to transformation. These priorities will ensure RFA will meet its objectives and deliver good public outcomes for Auckland. They are:

  • To optimise sector networks through collaboration. Maximise the positive impact of venues on communities and ensure venues, facilities and programmes are attractive and have high amenity value for City communities.
  • To invest in venues and services, focusing on the venue development strategy of Auckland Stadiums, the Aotea Centre refresh project, and Auckland Zoo renewals programme.
  • Enhancement of the depth, breadth and quality of customer, participant and client experiences, online transactions and services.
  • Improvement of organisation sustainability through securing long-term funding and a review of the conventions business and RFA’s operating model.

He kōrero mōu: About you

Particular skills and competencies sought:


  • Knowledge and understanding of sport.
  • Understanding of the commercial and revenue opportunities of sports, venues and events.
  • Good relationships and networks with iwi in Auckland.
  • Demonstrable commercial understanding.
  • 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/decision-maker.
  • Understanding as to the context of the Central Government agencies.
  • Independence of thinking.
  • Uphold the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi and promote Maori outcomes.

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:

Jayne Atherton – Consultant (Governance)


Phone: 09 969 9911

Applications close: 19 May 2019 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