Cycling New Zealand

Independent Board Member

Cycling New Zealand is the National Sporting Organisation covering competitive and recreational cycling across Road, Track, BMX, MTB and Cyclocross. With a vision of “a nation embracing cycling” the two key outcomes the organisation seeks to achieve is increased medal success internationally and growth and participation in membership. Cycling New Zealand was energised by the move in 2014 to its new home at the Avantidrome in the Waikato.

This is an exciting opportunity for motivated a board member. Whether at a high performance level, Learn to Ride or recreational level, cycling touches all Kiwis and makes a difference in the community. Board members are able to influence cycling at the political and operational level creating a safer environment for participation in cycling and better infrastructure. Cycling is one of the top performing sports in New Zealand so input is also repaid with achieved results.

The Position

The Board of Cycling New Zealand comprises four independent members and four members elected by the cycling community. One independent position will become vacant at the Cycling New Zealand Annual General Meeting in May. One of the incumbent Board members, due to retire by rotation, is eligible to stand for a further term. The appointment process is being facilitated by independent and experienced advisors and will be conducted on an objective basis in accordance with the provisions of the Cycling New Zealand Constitution.

Board meetings are held bi-monthly in Cambridge, with the average monthly time commitment for board members being seven hours. The position is not remunerated. The term of the appointment will be four (4) years and will take effect from the conclusion of the Annual General Meeting to be held 24 May 2015.

The Person

It is essential that our appointed board member is:

  • highly skilled in finance and accounting (to Chartered Accountant level or equivalent).

Other skills that would add value to the current board include:

  • Digital marketing, social media and/or online membership platforms
  • Commercial partnerships, fundraising and sponsorship

Previous governance experience and knowledge of high performance sporting environments would also be beneficial.

The Board believes that diversity leads to stronger decision making. It would therefore encourage women, younger board members and those with non European ethnicity to consider applying.

To Apply

Applications close at 5:00pm on 27 March 2015. Please apply online via (brief registration required).

For further information please contact:

Simon Telfer

Independent Facilitator - Cycling New Zealand Board Appointment Panel or 021 321 901