Chamber of Commerce seeks CEO

New position will deliver value for members via improved advocacy, as well as networking and training events.

New position will deliver value for members via improved advocacy, as well as networking and training events.

GISBORNE Chamber of Commerce is on the look-out for a high-flyer to drive its strategies aimed at addressing issues affecting local businesses and providing services to its members.

Following a recent review of its roles, the chamber will appoint its first chief executive.

Chamber president Gavin Murphy said it was a move that would improve the organisation’s ability to go in to bat for its members.

“Over the past few months the executive at the chamber have been reviewing the strategic plan of the organisation.

“Specifically, the executive looked at the structure of the chamber and have decided to advertise for a more senior leader, a chief executive.

“The new role will be responsible for delivering the strategic plan of the chamber, primarily to deliver value for our members via improved advocacy, and continue to deliver our networking and training events.

“We are doing this to ensure we are resourced to continue to be the independent voice of business for advocacy issues, training and networking, and ensure our voluntary executive board is not overloaded.”

Mr Murphy said the successful candidate would take up the role on a “permanent, part-time basis” and would not be affected by ongoing negotiations to amalgamate the chamber’s administrative functions with those of Activate Tairawhiti and Tourism Eastland.

“We see this as completely separate to any amalgamation discussions. As mentioned, the chamber will always remain a member-funded, separate and independent voice of business regardless of other structures funded by ECT, GDC (Gisborne District Council) and others to support wider economic development in the region.

“Of course, liaison with and working alongside these organisations where appropriate will be a key part of the role.”

It was not expected that the appointment would result in any increase in member fees.

“This is more about delivering better services for our members. We think the CEO can drive engagement and improvement in the chamber to ensure membership, sponsorships and other activities ensure the role is sustainable.”

  • Anyone interested in applying can find the role online or contact Melonie Brouwer at: mel@gisborne.org.nz

GISBORNE Chamber of Commerce is on the look-out for a high-flyer to drive its strategies aimed at addressing issues affecting local businesses and providing services to its members.

Following a recent review of its roles, the chamber will appoint its first chief executive.

Chamber president Gavin Murphy said it was a move that would improve the organisation’s ability to go in to bat for its members.

“Over the past few months the executive at the chamber have been reviewing the strategic plan of the organisation.

“Specifically, the executive looked at the structure of the chamber and have decided to advertise for a more senior leader, a chief executive.

“The new role will be responsible for delivering the strategic plan of the chamber, primarily to deliver value for our members via improved advocacy, and continue to deliver our networking and training events.

“We are doing this to ensure we are resourced to continue to be the independent voice of business for advocacy issues, training and networking, and ensure our voluntary executive board is not overloaded.”

Mr Murphy said the successful candidate would take up the role on a “permanent, part-time basis” and would not be affected by ongoing negotiations to amalgamate the chamber’s administrative functions with those of Activate Tairawhiti and Tourism Eastland.

“We see this as completely separate to any amalgamation discussions. As mentioned, the chamber will always remain a member-funded, separate and independent voice of business regardless of other structures funded by ECT, GDC (Gisborne District Council) and others to support wider economic development in the region.

“Of course, liaison with and working alongside these organisations where appropriate will be a key part of the role.”

It was not expected that the appointment would result in any increase in member fees.

“This is more about delivering better services for our members. We think the CEO can drive engagement and improvement in the chamber to ensure membership, sponsorships and other activities ensure the role is sustainable.”

  • Anyone interested in applying can find the role online or contact Melonie Brouwer at: mel@gisborne.org.nz
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