Most migrant applicants for a special South Island Contribution Work Visa are in farming, as shown by figures from Immigration NZ.
<p>Farmer leaders are encouraged to apply for two available associate director roles which provide an opportunity to see governance in action on DairyNZ’s board of directors.<p/>
<p>DairyNZ chair Jim van der Poel says associate directors gain valuable experience working with the Board.<p/>
<p>“Associate directors contribute to the governance of DairyNZ and participate in the Board’s discussions, debates and decision-making processes,” says van der Poel.<p/>
<p>“The roles are a great opportunity for farmer leaders to gain experience and see first-hand how a board operates. It also enables dairy farmers to step into, and influence, the sector’s leadership.”<p/>
<p>The positions are open to current levy paying dairy farmers, who have a proven commitment to governance and aspire to be a leader in the dairy sector. Associate directors are appointed for successive six-month terms and are non-voting positions.<p/>
<p>“We are looking for future leaders who will participate in our Board discussions and contribute practical insight, while being on their own journey into the dairy sector’s governance roles,” van der Poel says.<p/>
<p>Applications close 5 February 2018.<p/>