New Zealand Law Society - Independent members sought for Kāpiti Coast District Council Risk and Assurance Committee

Independent members sought for Kāpiti Coast District Council Risk and Assurance Committee

Under the provision of the Local Government Act 2002 Council may appoint non-elected members to its Committees if it considers such appointees are able to assist the work of Council.

Council resolved on 24 November 2022 to appoint an independent chair and an independent member to its Risk and Assurance Committee.

Accordingly, Kāpiti Coast District Council invites applications for the positions of independent chair and independent member of the Risk and Assurance Committee. 

Applicants are invited to submit a CV along with a covering letter showing skills, attributes and knowledge relevant to the work of the Risk and Assurance Committee.

Examples of skills, experience and personal qualities that an applicant should consider are:

  • The ability to act independently and objectively
  • The ability to ask relevant and pertinent questions, and evaluate the answers
  • The ability to work constructively with management to achieve improvements
  • An appreciation of the public entity’s culture and values, and a determination to uphold these
  • A proactive approach to advising the governing body and Chief Executive of matters that require further attention
  • Business acumen
  • Appropriate diligence, time, effort and commitment.
  • Financial reporting experience
  • Broad governance experience
  • Familiarity with risk management disciplines (identification, evaluation and management)
  • Understanding of internal control and assurance frameworks
  • A good understanding of the roles of internal and external audit
  • Industry or sector expertise
  • The ability to explain technical matters in their field to other members of the risk and assurance committee

The initial period of appointment would be three years from the date of appointment and attendance at meetings and associated expenses will be remunerated in line with Council’s Non-Elected Members’ Fees Framework.

For further information please contact Steffi Haefeli, Manager Democracy Services on (04) 296 4700 or via email.

The closing date for applications is Friday 13 January 2023.

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