Council Member Vacancy - financial and compliance

Applicant Location National
Role Council Member
Closes 2 August 2022
Remuneration Volunteer role, travel expenses reimbursed
Contact Rich Easton, CEO



Organisation description

The Neurological Foundation is a New Zealand charity that raises funds to support vital research and education into neurological conditions.  For 50 years the Foundation has funded research into conditions such as Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, dementia, Huntington’s, motor neurone disease, stroke, multiple sclerosis, migraine, epilepsy, traumatic brain injury and many more debilitating conditions.

The organisation is national, with Council members from around the motu, appointed for a four year term, with renewal for another 4 years as appropriate.  The Council is a very engaged group of governors that includes people with direct lived experience of neurological conditions.

Particular skills / competencies sought

The Foundation’s Council are looking to recruit a new appointee to replace a member who has resigned.  We are looking for a candidate with strong business and governance skills, preferably including in the not-for-profit sector.  The candidate will also need to have extensive knowledge of the investment environment, to support the Foundation’s governance of its investment portfolio.  An understanding of the financial and compliance environment would be an advantage.

Commitment required

Membership of the Foundation’s Council is a voluntary role.  The Council has four full day meetings a year, usually the last Friday of the calendar quarter.  The candidate would be expected to also become a member of the Finance Audit Investment & Risk Committee which meets four mornings a year for two hours.  Beyond formal meetings the expectation of Councillors is to support other Council members and the Foundation’s Leadership Team as required.


A role description for the Foundation’s Council Members is available here providing more information.  If you are interested in applying for the Council member role, please submit a copy of your CV and a cover letter to by 2nd August 2022.  The Council’s People & Performance Committee will interview shortlisted candidates.

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