Call for Nominations

Call for Nominations eXTENDED TO 25 October 2019

Five seats will arise on the National Digital Forum Board for 2020/2021. One current Board Member is seeking re-election, and four seats are vacant. Nominations from Institutional Members are now sought.

Individual Members may be nominated to stand for the board, with nominations being made by Institutional Members. Institutional Members should check with potential nominees that they are an Individual Member. If not, they can join

More information about the board and its processes is available.

As an Incorporated Society, the NDF Board and its officers must abide by the Charities Act 2005, including ensuring Officers (Board members) are eligible. To check eligibility status see the Charities Services website

Terms of Appointment 

Terms of appointment are for two years. Please note: resources to attend Board meetings for any successful candidate who is elected are the responsibility of the member’s institution, as an in-kind contribution to the running of the NDF. Video conference facilities are used for meetings wherever practicable. 

Criteria for Appointment 

Board members shall be elected by the individual members to represent a breadth of skills, knowledge and experience across sectors. 

Please note that with the Treasurer standing down we are particularly seeking someone on the Board who has the potential to take up this role.

The Board is currently comprised of the following individuals, who are permanent members or whose terms do not expire this year: 

  • Adrian Kingston, Chair. Representative of Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, Permanent Member

  • Fiona Fieldsend, Representative of National Library, Permanent Member 

  • Nina Kurzmann, Representative of Archives New Zealand, Permanent Member 

  • Jane Macknight

  • Tom Riley

  • Joanna Szczepanski

  • Matariki Williams, Kaihautū Māori

The following board member is standing for re-­election. Please see their profile here

  • Tim Hart (Term 2018/2019)

The following board members are standing down. We thank them for their expertise and participation on the Board: 

  • Glen Barnes, Treasurer. (Second Term, 2018/2019)

  • Matthew Tonks (Term 2018/2019)

Election Process 

Institution members may nominate any Individual Member, regardless of whether they work within the Institution Member’s organisation. Board members whose terms expire this year may also be re-­nominated. 

Please complete the online Nomination Form ( and include a candidate profile (max 150 words), which will be circulated to Individual Members prior to election. 

Nominations must be submitted via the Nomination Form by 25 October 2019 11.59pm

Candidate and election information will be sent to Individual Members on Wednesday 30th October, with voting open until 13 November 2019 11:00am. 

Newly elected Board members will officially take up their positions at the AGM on Wednesday 20 November 2018. 

If you have any questions about the NDF Board nomination and election process please contact