Independent Director

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    Maori Pacific Jobs
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    negotiable / month
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    2 days ago
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Job Description

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Watercare Services Ltd (Watercare) requires a new Independent Director to join the board in 2020.

Watercare is focused on providing its core services – water supply and wastewater treatment and disposal – whilst meeting the challenge of a changing environment. Watercare is committed to working with a range of stakeholders to combat climate change and its impact. Health, safety and sustainability of water supply is key, and Watercare’s asset management strategy details $5.7 billion in projects that have been planned and sequenced for the next decade.

The 2018-2021 Statement of Intent included the following strategic priorities:

  • Customer focus
  • Business excellence
  • Financial responsibility
  • Fully sustainable
  • These priorities are to be enabled by a high performing team, effective processes and technology solutions. The organisation’s capital expenditure is dedicated to a range of water supply and wastewater improvements. Given the significance of the capital programme, there is a need to bring relevant skills and expertise onto the board.

    Particular skills and competencies sought:


  • Strong engineering skills with an understanding and experience of large-scale construction
  • Strong and recent experience in the delivery of capital programmes
  • Able to Chair the Capital Projects committee
  • Brings a contemporary approach to the allocation and measurement of capital expenditure including efficiency and challenging the status quo
  • Innovative approach to the delivery of long-term capital solutions
  • Common Priorities Across the CCOs

  • Uphold the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi, readiness to promote improved outcomes for Māori and knowledge of Te Ao Māori and established Māori networks.
  • Demonstrate appropriate accountability and responsiveness to the Governing Body and the public and a commitment to public sector ethos.
  • Demonstrate financial accountability with close review of current and proposed activities to deliver value for money.
  • Commitment to integrate council’s climate action plans into the strategies and operations of the Council-controlled Organisations.
  • Driving appropriate leadership and cultural response to deliver the required outcomes (and/or deliver on targets as identified).
  • Commitment to collaborate across the Council-controlled Organisation family.
  • Demonstrate inclusive and adaptive leadership to harness the benefits of diversity.
  • Useful

  • Experienced in transforming organisations in times of change and uncertainty
  • Experienced in driving culture change through complex organisations
  • 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 is strongly preferred


    To be advised

    Application information:

    Auckland Council is committed to the principles of Equal Employment Opportunities. We recognise that increasing diversity and fostering 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 invite you to answer the following voluntary questions as part of your application.

    Please indicate the gender you most identify with from the list below:

  • Female
  • Male
  • Gender diverse
  • Prefer not to say
  • Not stated
  • Please indicate the primary ethnic group you most identify with from the selection below:

  • Don’t want to disclose
  • European
  • Maori
  • Pacific Peoples
  • Asian
  • Middle Eastern/Latin
  • American/African
  • Other Ethnicity