Nominations are now open for NZHIT members who wish to put themselves forward for election to the NZHIT Board of Directors. There are 6 elected Board members who each serve a two-year term with fifty percent having their term falling due at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) each year. Hence, there are 3 positions becoming vacant as at the AGM on the 23rd of November 2017. The three current elected Board members who will be completing their two-year terms are - Jodi Mitchell, David Tse and Diana Siew. All three are eligible to put themselves forward for nomination again. The three remaining elected Board members who have a further 12-months of their two-year term (fall due as at the AGM in 2018) are – Kate Reid, Kate Rhind and Hamish Franklin.
To be eligible for nomination each person must be an employee or an agent of a member entity (an organisation or individual that meets NZHIT membership criteria) and must be authorised by that member entity to put themselves forward for nomination. The Board role is undertaken on a voluntary basis and the Board members are expected to make themselves available for a minimum of 6 in-person meetings per annum (held in New Zealand) and additional meetings as required.
The NZHIT Board carries out the governance duties of the organisation on behalf of the membership and, as such, represents the members across the health sector as well as other related areas such as social, export, trade, innovation and economic development. Board members need to have an interest in, and understanding of, the health IT sector and a desire to contribute to the advancement of healthcare and social services in New Zealand. A broader understanding of the commercial imperatives related to doing business in New Zealand is important whilst knowledge and experience in the export sector is also desirable as NZHIT will be entering a phase of supporting the Government’s Business Growth Agenda.
Nominations must be made on the official nomination form and will close at the end of business on Friday the 20th of October. See nomination form below.
Once all nominations are received an electronic voting process will be undertaken with the successful nominees being announced at the AGM on the 23rd of November. Each member entity has one vote each that is cast by their appointed representative (generally referred to as the ‘primary contact’). The successful candidates for each position on the Board will be appointed on the basis of obtaining the largest number of votes polled.
Please contact Scott Arrol, NZHIT CEO, if you have any queries - +64 21 414631 or firstname.lastname@example.org