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Independent Chair to the Finance, Audit and Risk Committee

Tauranga is New Zealand’s fifth largest city and one of the fastest growing in the country. 

Tauranga City Council services more than 135,000 residents. We’re expecting that to grow to 187,000 residents by 2050. That’s a lot more people needing us to deliver a high standard of infrastructure, services and investment. 

Our rapid growth brings many challenges. We need a fresh approach to our business to meet the challenges head-on and create the city our community deserves. 

Tauranga City Council is seeking an external appointment to Chair the Finance, Audit and Risk Committee. This is a strategic and significant governance role with accountability for overseeing the organisations risk management, internal control and financial management practises. 

The Finance, Audit and Risk Committee meet approximately eight times a year and the successful appointee will play an important role in governing the effectiveness of Council’s:

  • Financial and non-financial performance
  • Treasury
  • Annual reporting
  • Internal and external financial controls
  • Significant risks including legal risks

We are seeking applicants with leadership experience in significant or complex organisations, a commitment to develop capability with respect to The Treaty of Waitangi, experience in the local government sector and/or experience in finance and audit. A chartered accountant or legal qualification is preferred. Diversity of thinking, integrity, strong communication and decision-making attributes are non-negotiable.

This role has full voting rights for the term of appointment, which coincides with the current Council triennium from 2019-2022. 

Expressions of interest in these roles should be made by 5.00pm Friday 17 January to the General Manager People & Engagement, Private Bag 12022, Tauranga 3143 or emailed to sarah.swan@tauranga.govt.nz. Please direct any queries to Sarah Swan, Personal Assistant to the General Manager People & Engagement on phone 07 577 7000.

Posted: Dec 18, 2019,
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