The period for nominations to the Executive Committee is now open and ends at 9am Friday 8 March. Voting for all positions will open at 3pm Friday 15 March and close 3pm Saturday 23 March.

Standing down are the chair (officer position), two members (ordinary committee member positions) as their terms of office end, and one further member (retired) whose term would end in 2025. Therefore, the positions available and terms of office are:

  • Chair, with a term of office 3 years
  • Ordinary member positions; two have terms of office of 3 years, and one has a term of office of 1 year. Others may be available should current committee members change their circumstances.

Members may stand for both the officer position and ordinary member position(s). Votes cast for them in one position are not transferred to the other.

Those standing down in 2024 can be re-elected if they wish to stand again, and current committee members may stand for the officer position.  Should any current committee member successfully stand for the officer position, or stand down for other reasons, the additional committee member position(s) that becomes vacant will be filled from those standing for the ordinary positions. The position made available by the early retirement will be filled in this manner.

Nominating

You may nominate yourself or another member of the College. If you wish to nominate another member, please first confirm that they would like to stand for a position (or positions), then email the General Manager (adrian@rnzcuc.org.nz) with your nomination. Those nominated will be asked to:

  • Identify which post(s) they wish to stand for.
  • Send a short bio that can be published on the website. See the website for examples.
  • Be available for a podcast interview.
  • If they wish, prepare a short video for publication to our private Vimeo account, and linked from the website.
Information on workload and expectations of committee members

In previous years we have been asked about the responsibilities and workload. The Governance policy can provide more details.  In brief, ExC members are expected to:

  • Attend and contribute to the Executive Committee (ExC) meetings.
  • Contribute to email discussions (and sometimes voting) that occur between ExC meetings.
  • Join one or more standing committees (Board of Censors, Professional Standards, Education, Facility Audit) or ad-hoc sub committees (strategy, examination, or others as necessary).

Your term of office is three years unless otherwise stated.

Executive Committee (ExC) meetings

The ExC meets, via zoom, every two months.

  • For each meeting there is an hour, maybe two, of material to read.  You are expected to review the material to be prepared to discuss items at the meeting.  It is useful to have a wide range of opinions from people with diverse backgrounds and experience.
  • If you have items of significance to raise you will be asked to prepare a discussion or decision paper, sharing it well ahead of the meeting.  Papers should be with the office at least 3 working days prior to the meeting.
Contributions between ExC meetings

ExC members are expected to contribute to email conversations between meetings.

  • New items would be raised by individuals but via the chair or their respective standing committee convenors.
  • Once the item is shared to the ExC (via email), ExC members comment, even if it is that they have no thoughts on the matter. 
  • After a reasonable discussion, the chair may invite a vote by email.
Standing committees

Many College functions are delegated to standing committees, which are made up of ExC members and co-opted members (from the membership or with particular expertise). The convenor of each standing committee is a member of the ExC, and we plan for succession, so at least two members of each committee are from the ExC.  We spread responsibility, opinion, decision-making, and contribution across the ExC.

Remuneration

All committee members are paid for their time. There is a concise fees and allowances policy.