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Exciting Opportunities At Whanganui And Partners

Strategic Lead – Agribusiness

Whanganui is one of the leading food, wool and wood producing regions of New Zealand with a successful history in farming, processing and marketing around the world. 

The district’s economy is growing faster than the national average and supports a sophisticated manufacturing sector.  The district is renowned for its unique lifestyle options, education, creative industries and business opportunities.  The circumstances are ideal for a strategic leader to support the agribusiness sector and its growth aspirations. 

Whanganui’s economic development organisation Whanganui and Partners has created this new role in order to help unlock the full potential of the sector.  If you have a successful track record in the primary industries of sustainably growing value and innovation, and can demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of the needs, challenges and opportunities for the sector, you will find this role highly rewarding working as part of a high-performing and creative team of professionals. 

Please direct your confidential inquiry to Mark Ward, CEO Whanganui and Partners, 027 263 4170, mark.ward@whanganuiandpartners.nz

A full Job Description can be downloaded here

Whanganui & Partners Board Members

Expressions of interest are called for candidates with governance experience for two vacancies on the Whanganui & Partners Board. 

Whanganui and Partners is a Council Controlled Organisation which is responsible for driving Council’s economic development activity and provides the link between the Whanganui District Council and the community in relation to economic development. 

As a board member you will be ambitious and able to influence a strong strategic direction to ensure Council’s expectations are met. You will have a deep understanding of good governance principles and directorship, a willingness to be bold while understanding risk mitigation.

These appointments have a high degree of accountability to the Whanganui community to ensure Whanganui continues to grow and be prosperous. You will be highly networked, have strong commercial acumen and a true passion for Whanganui. 

We welcome applicants who can bring diversity to the Board and successful candidates must also be willing and available to devote time and energy to the role. 

Please note this is a contestable process and applications will be assessed according to the skills and experience the Board requires at this particular time. 

Please e-mail a cover letter and resume, or any enquiries to the below address by 4pm on Friday 14th June 2019. 

Whanganui and Partners Board applications
Whanganui District Council