Greater diversity on boards

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“Diverse boards are better boards” says Appoint founder Simon Telfer.

Appoint is a social enterprise that advertises vacancies for director and trustee positions and encourages people from a broad range of backgrounds to apply.  It also allows individuals to profile themselves as an Appoint Professional and be contacted directly by organisations looking to make board appointments.

Simon says that a key focus for the organisation is to ensure their pool of over potential directors, currently over 2,200, reflects the diversity of the New Zealand population.

“Boards consisting of diverse backgrounds, skills, experience and ways of thinking are shown to make better decisions.”

Anyone interested in finding a Board Member for their organisation or in finding a board position, can register with the Office of Ethnic Affairs or through agencies such as Appoint.