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NZ Hi-Tech Trust seeking trustees to join the Board

NZ Hi-Tech Trust seeking trustees to join the Board.

The trustees of New Zealand’s Hi-Tech Trust are seeking new members to join the Board of Trustees as a result of the trust’s policy of regularly refreshing its Board.

Who are we?

The NZ Hi-Tech Trust was established in 2009 to advance the growth and success of New Zealand's hi-tech industries through an awards and education programme. All profits generated by the Awards programme are reinvested by the Trust to ensure the continuance of the programme and to benefit the long-term development of the industries it supports, with a view to inspiration, learning and promotion of our capabilities domestically and internationally. In the recent report ‘From Tech Sector to Digital Nation’ the tech sector was recognised as New Zealand’s 3rd largest industry sector, generating over $16 billion in revenues and $6.3 billion in export earnings. It employs close to 100,000 people, or around 5% of the workforce.

Our industry is young, vibrant, and culturally diverse, represented by all ages and nationalities, across all regions of the country. Our desire is to have the Board representative of the diversity within the industry, and we would like to encourage leaders within the industry to put their names forward to be considered for this position.

The Hi-Tech Trust plays a leadership role, in conjunction with NZ Tech, in the advancement of the hi-tech sector in the New Zealand economy. Responsible for the Hi-Tech Awards, the Trust runs what is widely viewed as the most successful awards ceremony held annually in New Zealand. This annual event consistently attracts over 900 industry participants, with a waiting list of attendees and sponsors. Entrants have grown 150% over the last 5 years, and with technology becoming integrated into all sectors of our economy we predict higher relevance moving forward.

More information about the Trust, and current Trustees can be found here.

Who are you?

We’re looking for a variety of people to join the board. You might be from a Government background, or working in a startup community, or have experience working in an environment that celebrates cultural diversity. Social media and marketing experience within the Tech industry would also be a plus.

This is a volunteer role, but any and all logistics costs related to duties are covered by the Hi Tech Trust.

What will you do?

The workload is relatively light with 2-3 meetings a year, including a day-long strategy session, and attending the Hi-Tech Awards (the organisation of which is outsourced), along with around an hour a week to drive initiatives as determined by the trust.

Please express your interest directly to info@hitech.org.nz with a short resume outlining your industry experience. Expressions of interest close 7 May 2018.

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