CCHL Associate Director Programme

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CCHL Associate Director Programme - Is governance part of your future?

18 Month Term - Christchurch

Christchurch City Holdings Limited (CCHL) is the commercial and investment arm of the Christchurch City Council, responsible for managing the Council’s investment in eight trading companies - Orion New Zealand Ltd, Christchurch International Airport Ltd, Lyttelton Port Company Ltd, Enable Services Ltd, City Care Ltd, Red Bus Ltd, EcoCentral Ltd and Development Christchurch Ltd.

The CCHL Associate Director Programme seeks to enhance the governance capability of senior leaders who are embarking on a governance career. The programme offers emerging directors the opportunity to accelerate their boardroom experience with participants appointed as an Associate Director, for an 18-month duration, on a Board in the CCHL Group of Companies and its related entities (Vbase, ChristchurchNZ).

All applicants must meet the following criteria: 

  • Current experience as a Chief Executive or General Manager who reports to, or interacts with, a commercial board of directors; or, a high performing functional or technical specialist.
  • Actively considering a governance career and are ready to begin the path towards this.
  • Is a ‘first time’ director or a director with experience on smaller, closely held company boards or boards of not-for-profit organisations.

Once the candidates have met the above criteria, other competencies will be considered to ensure the best fit with the overall objectives and outcomes desired. CCHL is making a purposeful commitment to providing opportunities for all capable people to succeed, including for example, as part of the Associate Director Programme and more broadly, its governance selection and appointment process which supports diversity of thought around the boardroom table.

The position is unpaid but will provide an outstanding opportunity to put your director journey on the right path. In addition, CCHL will fund the Institute of Directors membership fee for the term of the appointment and provide $1,000 plus GST towards further director development training. 

How to Apply

  1. Download the Associate Directors Brief and complete the application form (click on 'Download job description').
  2. Click on 'Apply Now' and upload your completed application form and a current Curriculum Vitae.

For more information please contact Katy Boyle email or 027 278 2860.

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Applications for the 2020 programme close on 10 July 2020.   

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