Executive Board Member positions

The Halberg Foundation is a charity founded by Sir Murray Halberg in 1963 which aims to enhance the lives of physically disabled New Zealanders by removing or diminishing the barriers that prevent them from participation in sport and recreation.

 The core work of the Foundation includes a team of Advisers based around the country who connect physically and vision impaired young people to sport and active recreation opportunities. They also deliver training on adapting and inclusion for all in sport and recreation and work with clubs, schools and organisations to provide inclusive events, coaching and programmes.

The Foundation also hosts the Halberg Games - a national three day sports competition for physically and vision impaired young people.

The ISPS Handa Halberg Awards is the country's pre-eminent event to honour and celebrate New Zealand sporting excellence and is the major fundraising event for the Foundation’s important disability sport work.

The Foundation supports diversity within its Board, Trustees and employees.

Particular skills/competencies sought

The Halberg Foundation is seeking to attract Board members with experience, networks and skills that will add value to the Board and to the governance leadership of the organisation.

Due to rotation two Board member roles are available.  Both incumbents are offering themselves for re-election.  There is also one vacant position.  The Halberg Foundation invites applications from suitably qualified individuals who can contribute to the Board through skills as outlined below:

  • Proven ability at a strategic level
  • Experience as a Chief Executive
  • Knowledge of youth and physical disability
  • An understanding of the New Zealand sport/recreation environment
  • Strong commercial experience
  • Knowledge of education sector
  • A demonstrated commitment to the goals and objectives of the Halberg Foundation

 Geographic representation will be a factor in making appointments.

Commitment required:

Board meetings are held five times per year.  Each member is required to have additional time to commit to support project work, committee representation and correspondence between meetings.


To apply, please send your CV and covering letter to Shelley McMeeken at shelley@halberg.co.nz

Applications close 19 August 2019.