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Category: Director
Location: Wellington


Director: OSPRI

OSPRI is the lead biosecurity agency for New Zealand’s animal industries, jointly owned by DairyNZ, Beef+Lamb NZ and Deer Industry NZ. Currently, OSPRI’s operations include managing the National Animal Identification and Tracing (NAIT), TBfree and Mycoplasma bovis eradication programmes, which are jointly funded by OSPRI’s owners and the Ministry for Primary Industries.
OSPRI is seeking up to two additional Directors, to broaden and deepen the Board’s skills and experience.

Applicants should bring:

  • Stakeholder connectivity and perspective – Affinity with farmers, rural communities and navigating the tension between regulatory and stakeholder spheres.
  • Commercial skills / high level executive experience in substantial organisations facing comparable challenges including leading through strategic, economic, and cultural shifts.
  • Governance experience in complex organisations including Board / Committee leadership roles.

A foundation of skills and background that allows you to learn quickly and provide governance level oversight of the below areas is also valuable:

  • Digital transformation
  • Strategic regulatory navigation
  • Disease management / veterinary or biosecurity

The appointment(s) will take effect from the Annual Meeting in November 2024, for an initial term of 3 years.
The OSPRI Stakeholder’s Council is responsible for recommending Board appointees to shareholders and the Stakeholders’ Council Chair – Dr James Buwalda – is leading the recommendation process.
If you are passionate about the success and development of OSPRI and can bring governance and strategic experience to contribute as a director, please register your interest now by sending a cover note and your governance profile to .

Please register your interest by Tuesday 4 June 2024.

Date Posted: 2024-05-21


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