TE PŪTEA WHAKATUPU TRUSTEE LIMITED, DIRECTOR
POSITION DESCRIPTION AND PERSON SPECIFICATION
Applications close 5pm, 18 August 2017
Director of Te Pūtea Whakatupu Trustee Limited – 1 position is available.
To govern, oversee and manage the operations of the company (which is the corporate trustee of Te Pūtea Whakatupu Trust).
The purpose of Te Pūtea Whakatupu Trust is to hold and manage the trust funds on trust for and on behalf of the beneficiaries under the 1992 Māori Fisheries Deed of Settlement, in order to promote education, training, and research, including matters that relate to fisheries, fishing, and fisheries-related activities, but not in a manner that could adversely affect the charitable status of the Trust.
The benefits of Te Pūtea Whakatupu Trust must be made available as widely as possible to all Māori, having regard to:
(a) the extent to which mandated iwi organisations are providing, or are able to provide, benefits for members of their iwi that are the same or similar to those that are able to be provided by Te Pūtea Whakatupu Trustee Limited; and
(b) the interests of Māori who-
(i) do not associate with their iwi; or
(ii) do not receive benefits from a mandated iwi organisation.
A 2016 judgment has confirmed that the primary purpose of Te Pūtea Whakatupu Trust is to “provide access to settlement proceeds to those who do not associate with their iwi, and do not receive benefits”
Directors are appointed by Te Ohu Kai Moana Trustee Limited (who must consult with the National Urban Māori Authority in order to ensure that the directors have knowledge of, and are able to represent, the interests of Māori who reside in urban areas of New Zealand). Te Ohu Kai Moana Trustee Limited may also consult with other persons or organisations that it considers has knowledge that is relevant to the interests of Māori who live in urban areas.
Pursuant to the Te Pūtea Whakatupu Trust deed, 3 directors may be appointed for a term not exceeding 4 years; and may be reappointed for 1 further full term. All Directors must be Māori, who each:
a) are well versed in matters of tikanga Māori; and
b) are experienced in working with Māori and Māori organisations; and
c) have expertise and experience in human resource development, education and training.
The roles and responsibilities of Board members are to:
In fulfilling these responsibilities, the director is required to exercise their best judgment in relation to the short and long-term interests of beneficiaries and the organisation and shall not represent or promote the views or interests of a particular group or groups (other than as required by law).
The director is accountable to the beneficiaries of the Trust and through the planning and reporting regime established by the Māori Fisheries Act 2004, to Te Ohu Kai Moana Trustee Limited.
Personal attributes, skills and experience
Professional Director Skills:
Sector experience and knowledge: