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VACANCIES: TRU Board Directors Positions

Tasman Rugby Union Director Position/s Vacant

1. Appointed Independent Member (2); and 

2. Nominated Sub Union Board Members (2).

The Tasman Rugby Union Incorporated (“Tasman Rugby”) invites applications for Director positions on its Board. The vacancies relate to two and three-year terms commencing on or about April 2020.

Tasman Rugby’s purpose is to lead, grow, support and promote New Zealand’s national game in the region. It represents Tasman on rugby organisations nationally, has ultimate responsibility for the performance of the Mako Mitre 10 Cup and Farah Palmer Cup teams and other male and female teams and, in partnership with the clubs within Tasman, contributes to the health of rugby at all levels. Tasman Rugby has current income levels in excess of $5million per annum.

These roles require a corporate governance focus, with responsibility for setting the strategic direction for rugby in Tasman and monitoring the performance of all aspects of the business, while taking into account the interests of all relevant stakeholders. Tasman Rugby aspires to have a diverse Board, reflective and representative of both New Zealand and its rugby community.

Applicants should be talented and experienced Directors or Senior Executives who can complement and strengthen the expertise of the TRU Board.

Appointed Independent Member (2)

The incumbents for this position, Scott Gibbons and Ken Beams, are both retiring and have indicated that they will not be applying.

Appointed Independent Board Members must be independent and must be able to confirm that they will act and think independently of any stakeholder or stakeholders in rugby in Tasman, and in the best interests of rugby across all of Tasman.

Nominated Sub Union Board Members (2)

George Millar (representing Marlborough) and Tony Healey (representing Nelson Bays) are eligible to apply for reappointment.

Tasman Rugby is seeking persons interested in a position as a Nominated Board Sub Union Delegate. They must be nominated by their Club and Sub Union, and the successful candidates will be selected by the perspective Sub Union but must be ratified by an Appointments Committee.

Persons interested in being nominated for this position should contact one of the Tasman Rugby Union’s Clubs or ring CEO, Tony Lewis +64 21 515 448 for assistance.

All applications for the Appointed position should include a CV, confirmation of the matters referred to above, and a covering letter. Applications are to be sent to

Applications close, 10 December 2019 at 5.00pm.