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Appointment of Trustee - Eastland Community Trust

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Appointment of Trustee - Eastland Community Trust

Appointment of Trustee - Eastland Community Trust

Public Notice
Description: We are looking for a Trustee to join the Eastland Community Trust (ECT).
Closing Date: 24 May 2019 at 4:00pm
Contact Phone: 06 8672049
Contact Email: heather.kohn@gdc.govt.nz

We are looking for a Trustee to join the Eastland Community Trust (ECT).

What does ECT do?

ECT is an energy trust, holds the shareholding in the Eastland Group and has around $616 million in total assets. Its vision is to assist in creating a community that is positive, prosperous and attractive.

The Trust was specifically established for the following purposes:

  • To preserve the value of the capital of the Trust fund.

  • To provide for the people of Gisborne (the beneficiaries) by supporting business, community and other initiatives which are likely to encourage or sustain economic growth within the district, or may directly or indirectly benefit the people of Gisborne.

Gisborne District Council holds the right of appointment under the Trust Deed, and it is a requirement of the Deed that Council advertise for applicants when positions become available.  For 2019, two Trustees retire by rotation. One retiring Trustee has indicated their desire to re-apply and Council has automatically shortlisted that Trustee. The second Trustee does not seek reappointment.


Ideally you will have:

  • a clear understanding of governance functions and principles;

  • an independent mind and be able to actively participate in Board decision-making, including the ability to offer sound professional judgement;

  • a commercial perspective with strong financial experience and business skills; and

  • strong networks.

Applications should include a cover letter and full Curriculum Vitae. Please label your application “Eastland Community Trust Appointment” and send to Heather Kohn, Gisborne District Council, P O Box 747, Gisborne.

Applications close Friday 24 May 2019 at 4pm.

A fact sheet, including further information as to the attributes required of Trustees, is available from Gisborne District Council offices, 15 Fitzherbert Street.

Attachment1: ECT Trustee Appointment Fact Sheet 2019