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Independent Member job opening

Enable New Zealand is seeking an independent member for the Finance, Risk and Audit Committee for a term of three years. The role will be reviewed annually.

Ko wai mātou - Who we are

Enable New Zealand Limited is one of the largest providers of support services in Aotearoa across the health, rehabilitation and disability sectors. We provide equipment, housing and vehicle modifications and hold regional and national contracts with Whaikaha – Ministry of Disabled People, the Ministry of Health, ACC and Health New Zealand - Te Whatu Ora. Our head office is centrally located in Palmerston North, with warehouse sites in Hamilton, Palmerston North, and Christchurch, and remote teams across the motu.

He aha ngā painga ki a mātou - What matters to us most

At Enable New Zealand, we care about making a difference to disabled people and working together as a team.

He aha te mahi - Role purpose

The Finance, Audit and Risk Committee assists the Enable New Zealand Board to fulfil their responsibilities across all finance and risk-based activities. A key component of the Finance, Risk and Audit Committee is the role of the independent member. The Independent member provides an alternative perspective, experience, and knowledge to bring to the committee that in turn adds value to the Enable New Zealand Board.

The purpose of the committee is to provide advice and make recommendations to the Board on audit, financial and risk management matters. Key functions of the committee include:

  • ensure robust financial management processes are in place and appropriately managed

  • ensure compliance with relevant legislation, regulations, and shareholder expectations

  • oversee the organisation’s audit programme

  • oversee the Board’s financial and operational strategies both long and short term

  • provide assurance that key policies, systems, and internal controls are in place and effective

  • Oversee the organisation’s risk management strategy and monitor compliance.

He pūkenga āu - Our ideal candidate

You will need to have proven and extensive experience as a director, preferably within the health and disability sector. Ideally we are looking for experienced governance professionals with:

  • experience working in commercial organisations, with knowledge of digital transformation

  • knowledge and understanding of the public sector and machinery of government

  • experience in financial, assurance, and risk management disciplines

  • expertise in internal and external audit

  • previous governance/board experience

  • is an independent member of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand.

Remuneration will be in accordance with the Cabinet Office circular CO (22) 2 – Revised Fees Framework for members appointed to bodies in which the Crown has an interest.

For more information regarding this role, please contact Trace O’Neale at tracy.o’

How to apply

If this sounds like your next challenge, apply along with your CV and Cover letter by 27 May 2024 to tracy.o’

Note: You must be a NZ Resident or hold a valid NZ work visa to apply.