Future Director - Hawkes Bay Airport Limited

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Future Directors
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This is an outstanding opportunity to join the board of Hawkes Bay Airport Ltd (HBAL) as a Future Director, gain first-hand governance experience  and be mentored by an experienced director.


About the Hawkes Bay Airport Ltd: 

As part of the region’s key infrastructure Hawkes Bay Airport is a proud gateway asset serving the Hawkes Bay community, with a vision to be New Zealand's most vibrant and successful regional airport welcoming 1 million passengers by 2030. 

Governance sits with the Board of Directors of Hawke’s Bay Airport Limited (HBAL), which is responsible for the strategic and overall direction of the organisation. Directors are appointed by the company’s shareholders: Napier City Council (26%), Hastings District Council (24%) and the Crown (50%).

This is a very exciting time to join the board as a Future Director with a number of strategic projects underway. Over the coming 12-18 months, the board is focused maximising the opportunities presented through the redevelopment of the airport terminal, diversifying HBAL’s revenue streams; development of a commercial property precinct; and the potential construction of a solar farm on HBAL land. 

HBAL’s ideal Future Director has proven capability in some of the following: 

  • Executive level experience in the aviation, transport, infrastructure or similar long-life asset and investment sector eg ports, energy, technology and communications infrastructure
  • Strategic management experience preferably working with or reporting to a board
  • Commercial confidence and financial literacy
  • Strong established relationships with iwi and will bring their perspective to the table
  • A passion for and commitment to a thriving Hawkes Bay (HBAL have a strong preference for their Future Director to live locally)

Board meetings:

Board meetings are held monthly (ten meetings per year). Approximately one day per meeting cycle will be required for reading board papers and preparation. The Future Director will also observe on the Audit & Risk Committee

Remuneration and/or expenses covered:

The position is not remunerated, however HBAL will contribute to professional development eg the IoD’s Company Directors’ Course, and cover expenses relating to attending meetings. 

Term and commencement date:

This is an 18 month term with a commencement date of 1 July 2021. 

Application process:

To be considered for this opportunity, please submit your application by clicking on Apply For This Job. If you have already registered with Future Directors please sign in to complete your application. You may update your governance CV and provide a tailored cover letter for this position. 

If you have not previously registered with Future Directors, please first complete your Future Directors registration prior to applying for this opportunity.   For more information and FAQs on the Future Directors programme see the IoD website: iod.org.nz/future-directors   

*IoD uses the QJumpers platform to manage Future Director applications. Please sign in or register with your QJumpers account (this is separate to your IoD membership account). 

Close date and next steps:

Applications close on 30 April 2021. It is our intention to notify you if you have been shortlisted for this opportunity within three weeks of the close date. 

If you have any questions relating to this opportunity, please email Sarah Deans at futuredirectors@iod.org.nz or Kelly McGregor at directorvacancies@iod.org.nz