Posted By QEII | January 23, 2020


A call is being made for nominations for the Queen Elizabeth the Second National Trust Board, which oversees our work to protect ecosystems and critically endangered species by providing legal protection of land and other ‘open space’ values. 

The Minister of Conservation is responsible for appointing four directors to the QEII National Trust Board (the Board) under section 4 of the QEII National Trust Act 1977 (the Act). This year, there are four vacancies on the Board, including the Chairperson. Appointments will take effect from 1 July 2020 and will be for a term of up to three years.  

The Minister of Conservation will be seeking to appoint members to the Board who collectively have knowledge and experience relating to: 

  • Governance 
  • Land and environmental management 
  • Policy 
  • Planning and analysis 
  • Financial and investment acumen 
  • Advocacy 
  • Consensus building 
  • Te ao Māori
  • Understanding of public processes 
  • Cultural awareness 

The QEII Board of Directors is responsible for executive control and management of the QEII National Trust.

Participation in the board is active. Directors attend five two-day meetings in a year, which often incorporate field trips; a two-day annual conference in September; and up to five additional days of meeting.

Remuneration for directors is $215 per day (this is currently under review) with a total maximum days per year of 17.

Please Note:

  1. Directors must be prepared to travel for board meetings.
  2. If a director becomes a member of the investment committee, there may be a further five meetings, all of which are held in Wellington.

In making appointments to the Board, the Minister gives due regard to environmental and conservation values, the interests of rural landowners, and the interests of the Māori community. 

Written nominations may be made by any person or organisation. Please fill out a nomination form and return to the address at the bottom of the form. Additional information is available on the Department of Conservation website. 

Nominations close on Monday 24 February 2020 at 5pm.