QEII National Trust is a statutory organisation independent from Government whose core activity is to secure long term protection of natural and cultural features on private land.
The Trust is managed by a Board of Directors. Four directors, including the Chairperson, are appointed by the Minister of Conservation, and two are elected by QEII Trust members.
The role of the Board is to add value to QEII through best practice governance based upon a clear view of the Trust’s purpose and strategy, effective management accountability and risk management. Previous governance experience is beneficial.
Above: QEII Trust Board Meeting, Raglan, March 2009. From left: James Hunter, Director; Bernard Card, Director; Margaret McKee, Chief Executive; Sir Brian Lochore, Chairperson; Edward Ellison, Director; Yvonne Sharp, Director; and Jo Ritchie, Director.
The terms of appointment of Sir Brian Lochore, chairperson, and Yvonne Sharp, director, of the Queen Elizabeth the Second National Trust Board expire on 31 August 2009.
They are eligible for reappointment and it is my intention to reappoint Sir Brian for a further two years and Yvonne for a further three years.
If any interested agency or organisation wishes to nominate other persons they consider suitable for appointment instead of Sir Brian or Yvonne could they please advise me in writing no later than 10 August 2009 and I will give those nominations due consideration before making my final decision.
In making appointments to the Board I have to have due regard to environmental and conservation values, the interests of rural landowners and the interests of the Māori community.
The other directors of the Board and their terms of appointments are:
Bernard Card (Ministerial appointee) term expires 27 June 2010
Edward Ellison (Ministerial appointee) term expires 27 June 2010
James Hunter (elected by Trust membership) term expires 31 March 2010
Jo Ritchie (elected by Trust membership) term expires 31 March 2010
Tim Groser, Minister of Conservation
Dated this 17th day of June 2009
November 2009 Call for nominations
31 December 2009 Financial members intending to vote must ensure subscriptions are paid
5pm, 15 January 2010 Closing date for nominations
12 February 2010 Ballot papers and voting forms posted to members on the electoral roll
5pm, 8 March 2010 Voting closes
29 March 2010 Results announced