I have decided to repost this because the comments were so good. It was originally posted on 28 April 2009.
What thoughts would you like to add. Just forget about my last one - what has changed? - has anything changed? In either the world or your thoughts.
This is good but I do have a slight issue.
"Each year the Te Rūnanga Group of companies is asked to appoint (or re-appoint) Directors to serve on the Boards of those companies. Many of these appointments are made by Te Rūnanga and some are made by our subsidiary companies."
"Te Rūnanga has a longstanding policy of appointing the best available person for each position and a desire to see that, over time, these positions are filled by members of Ngāi Tahu Whānui. In order for us to meet those objectives, we are interested in the names and details of all members of Ngāi Tahu Whānui who are both qualified and available to be considered for appointment to these Boards."
"Te Rūnanga is seeking expressions of interest from individuals who aspire to hold governance roles and wish to be considered as part of succession planning initiatives, including supported governance appointments."
So pretty good. TRONT want to appoint the best person (good) and they want to see, over time, Ngai Tahu whanui filling the directors positions (very good).
My only issue is the push verses pull strategy.
Are the people that aspire to hold governance roles the ones we really want?
I would prefer an approach of 'tapping on the shoulder' in other words, succession planning that is planned, not just left to the whims of individuals.
We have many iwi members who would be excellent directors of our companies and organisations. Natural modesty would stop a lot of people applying for these roles.
Are we serious about getting our people as directors or is this just 'lip-service'?