ITSNZ board nominations are open

ITSNZ Board nominations are open

Nominations are open for the ITSNZ board of directors. ITSNZ appoints a board of directors every two years at the AGM. A vote will be counted at the 2021 AGM, taking place on November 24th. 

Being an ITSNZ board member is a privilege and a rewarding way to help drive the future transport conversation in New Zealand.

Being appointed to the board provides opportunities to raise your profile and that of your organisation. Additionally, it offers great opportunities to engage with government decision-makers and stakeholders and gain a greater understanding of the transport sector and the processes behind the development, trials and adoption of new solutions and policies. 

Interested? The board composition we are seeking

ITSNZ plays a leadership role, driving the future transport conversation. The Board of Directors should be committed to improving Transport in New Zealand, supportive of ITSNZ's goals and willing and able to commit energy and time to help the organisation achieve them. (See below)  

We are seeking board members with knowledge and experience of a wide range of sectors within transport including: 

  • Intelligent Transport Systems and Traffic Management
  • Technology and Data Science
  • Engineering and Planning
  • Mobility (all modes)
  • Public Transport
  • Freight and Logistics

ITSNZ recognises the value of diversity and we are seeking to develop a board that not only reflects diversity but that will actively champion all users of the transport system, supporting solutions to the various challenges that affect all users and those that affect a minority of users.  

ITSNZ supports increasing diversity across our industry, board members will contribute to developing and supporting initiatives to achieving this goal. 

About ITSNZ and our objectives

ITSNZ is the peak body for future transport and Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) in New Zealand, we are involved in events, conferences, skills development and advocacy on behalf of our members. Our membership consists of government, industry, industry organisations and academia.   

ITSNZ provides leadership in the promotion, development and facilitation of ITS in New Zealand to achieve a safeITS Asia Pacific efficient and environmentally friendly transportation system that serves all New Zealanders.

We are affiliates of ITS Asia-Pacific and connected to a global network of ITS organisations, their members and events.  

Read more about ITSNZ

About the Board of Directors

  • The ITSNZ board of directors will consist of no more than 11 members who shall hold office for a period of two years.
  • Board positions are voluntary.
  • The board will comprise of at least one representative from the Young Transport Professionals group and one member representing academia. 
  • A position is held for a representative of Waka Kotahi the New Zealand Transport Agency. 

The ITSNZ board typically meets 6 - 8 times per year for board meetings and special purpose meetings. Board meetings are typically 2-3 hours and online. ITSNZ uses Boardpro to manage agendas, decisions and minutes. There is an expectation that board members will actively participate in meetings, to lead or manage sub-committees, and may be called upon to represent ITSNZ at industry and government workshops, membership and stakeholder meetings.  

Powers and responsibility of the board

The board is responsible for managing the business and affairs of ITSNZ. The board may appoint sub-committees to undertake specific activities on behalf of the board, for example membership, advocacy, events and conference sub-committees. 

Board roles (chair, president, vice-presidents, treasurer, secretary) will be established by vote of the elected board members after the AGM. 

ITSNZ employs a contracted executive officer for administration, communications and marketing. 

Eligibility 

Board members must be members of ITSNZ, a representative of a Gold, Silver or Bronze members, an individual member, or a life member. Find out more about membership levels and joining here. If you are unsure of your membership status please contact Simon McManus 

Nominations and voting

Nominations must be received either in email to Simon McManus or via the form. Please include a 150 word biography and a profile photo. 

Complete the online nomination form here

The number of votes you or your member organisation may cast at the election are determined by your membership level at the time of the AGM. (see membership page)