Call for Nominations

Four vacancies will arise on the National Digital Forum Board for 2017‐2019. Nominations from Institution Members are now sought. Information about the upcoming election and how to vote, will be posted soon.

New requirement for Nominations

Following the adoption of the NDF’s new membership model, only 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. Institutional Members should check with potential nominees that they are an Individual Member. If not, they can join for $25.

Terms of Appointment

Terms of appointment are for two years. The Chair and conference convenor may receive a small honorarium.  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. Please be familiar with the NDF Board Member responsibilities. 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.

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

  • Philip Edgar, representative of Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, Permanent Member

  • Corin Haines, representative of National Library, Permanent Member

  • Lisa Austin, representative of Archives New Zealand, Permanent Member

  • Chris Cormack, (Term 2016-2018)

  • Rowan Carroll, (Term 2016-2018)

  • Fiona Fieldsend, (Term 2016-2018)

  • Joanna Szczepanski, (Term 2016-2018)

  • Matariki Williams, (Term 2016-2018)

The following board member is standing for re-election:

  • Glen Barnes, (Term 2015-2017)

The following board members are standing down:

  • Leith Haarhoff, (Terms 2013-2015, and 2015-2017)

  • Sarah Gallagher, (Term 2015-2017)

Nominations Process

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

  • Please complete the Nomination Form 
  • Include a candidate profile (max 150 words), which will be circulated to Individual Members prior to election. 
  • Nominations must be submitted on the required Nomination Form by 4pm Friday 22 September 2017.

Candidate and election information will be sent to Individual Members on 28 September 2017, with voting open until Friday 6 October 2017. 

Newly elected Board members will officially take up their positions at the AGM on Wednesday 22 November 2017.

If you have any questions about the NDF Board nomination and election process please contact admin@ndf.org.nz or Diane Weatherhead 027 292 5553.