Role: Board Members

Location: Canterbury region

Applications Close: Sunday 16th September


Organisation and Details

Canterbury Cricket is an incorporated society responsible for all forms of cricket within the Canterbury region. This encompasses the Christchurch Metropolitan area as well as the districts of Buller, West Coast, Canterbury Country, Mid Canterbury, and South Canterbury.

We are looking for 2 Directors to govern the game of cricket in the Canterbury region with courage, respect and integrity. We want a quality and consistency of governance that nurtures cricket at the community level and provides pathways towards success on the representative stage.

We are building cricket as a game for all Cantabrians, a game without barriers – a game that can be played anywhere, by anyone. We want Directors who bring diverse perspectives and experiences to help lead us to deliver on this vision.


Particular skills/competencies sought

Canterbury Cricket is seeking 2 Board members who can bring a region-wide perspective and a diversity of gender, generational, cultural and technical talent to the Board table.  The focus is on developing a board that models good governance practices and supports the Canterbury Cricket Vision: “Inspiring Through Our Game”

Skills/competencies required include:

  • Strategic thinking
  • Governance or sports governance experience
  • Business acumen
  • Financial understanding
  • Cricket Knowledge and/or Interest
  • Good personal character (e.g. commitment, courage, adaptable, analytical, integrity, and a team player)


The Board is specifically seeking applicants that demonstrate knowledge and experience in:

  • Human resources / Organisational development
  • Marketing / Media
  • Amateur cricket
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Accounting and Finance

Applications from Female Directors are encouraged in line with Canterbury Cricket’s strategic focus on inclusivity – A Game for All.

Directors must be prepared to undergo regular governance reviews and be willing to develop their personal governance capabilities by completing programmes such as ‘Governance 101 for Cricket’ through Sport NZ.

Commitment required

Initial 3 year term. Meetings are approximately monthly. Virtual meetings are an option utilised by Canterbury Cricket to provide greater flexibility.

Geographic Considerations

Resident within the Canterbury region.



This position is voluntary.

For further details or to apply:

Further information and documentation are available from Jez Curwin, CEO, Canterbury Cricket. Email: Phone: +64-3-928-1277

Documentation on request includes:

Canterbury Cricket Constitution, Canterbury Cricket Whole of Cricket Strategy, Board Role Description, Canterbury Cricket Board of Directors Skills and Competencies Framework, Board appointments process/timeline.

Application process and timelines:

To apply for the role please email attaching a cover letter and governance CV. Applications close at 5pm on Sunday 16th September. The Board Appointments Panel will evaluate all applications, conduct interviews and nominate suitable candidates for appointment by Monday 1st October. Appointments will be formally confirmed at the Canterbury Cricket AGM on Monday 29th October 2018.


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