RiskNZ Board Elections 2021

Friday 22 January 2021

The RiskNZ team would like to congratulate the successful candidates of the election process and the incoming members of the RiskNZ Board:

  • Chris Kumeroa
  • Darroch Todd
  • David Turner (returning)
  • Jane Rollin (returning)
  • Lorna Hayward
  • Suralda Timmerman

Please join the RiskNZ team in congratulating the new and returning board members.

With the new board in place from 1 April 2021, we will be working hard to bring you new successes, achievements and activities for the year.

Voting has now closed. Results will be shared soon.

More information on voting can be found below.

Nominations and Voting

We are delighted to announce that we have received 11 nominations for the RiskNZ Board election in 2021.

The nominees are listed below in alphabetical order by first name:

  • Ben Lynch
  • Chris Kumeroa
  • Curtis Morton
  • Darroch Todd
  • David Turner
  • Jane Rollin
  • Lorna Hayward
  • Michael Hurle
  • Rohan Light
  • Shailesh Narayan Mukhi
  • Suralda Timmerman

You can see the full list of candidates including their bios on the RiskNZ website by clicking here.

Please note that you will need to log on to the Members-only area of the RiskNZ website to view this information. If you have any issues logging on, please contact [email protected].

Next Steps – Voting

On Monday 14 December 2020, voters will receive an email from our secure online election and voting platform, Election Runner. The email will have your unique Voter ID and Voter Key. Please use these to login to Election Runner and cast your vote.

Voting will be open until 5pm on Friday 22 January 2021, but we encourage you to cast your vote before the Christmas break.

All of the candidate profiles will be shown in Election Runner so you can login, read the information about each candidate and then vote, all in one session.

Elections Procedure

Our Constitution sets the rules for the election. A new Constitution was adopted at the 2019 AGM, and this introduced some changes from how the elections have been conducted before.

RiskNZ Members registered to vote will receive voting links to cast their vote in the email attached to them in the RiskNZ Member Registry.

In the case of a Corporate Member, only the individual recorded as the Authorised Representative of the Member will receive the voting link.

For integrity and security reasons, the voting links received on emails are the only way to vote in the elections. Voting will not take place on the RiskNZ website.

Candidate information will be published within the members area of the RiskNZ website and will remain accessible throughout the voting process.

Candidate information will also be accessible when members click on the voting link that they will receive on their emails.


An opportunity to shape and lead RiskNZ

Thank you for your interest in the 2021 elections to the Board of RiskNZ. 

In accordance with our constitution, the voting process will begin in mid December 2020 and conclude in mid January 2021. The election results will be announced in early February.

In 2021 RiskNZ is seeking candidates for six Board positions. Four current board members are coming to the end of their current two-year terms and will seek re-election. A further two board members will be stepping down and will leave their positions vacant. All six positions will be open for appointment to successful candidates. The election process will run if there are more than six candidates. If there are six or less suitable candidates, those people will be appointed.

  • An overview of RiskNZ and the Board roles is available here.
  • The Constitution of RiskNZ can be viewed here
  • The position description for a RiskNZ Board member is available here.  
  • The elections procedure can be found here.

Please note that all Board roles are voluntary and are unpaid and that all board members are asked to commit up to four hours per week in management and governance functions.

Elections Timeline

Call for nominations for the RiskNZ Board vacancies.Nominations are open from Thursday 5 November 2020
Nominations deadlineNominations will close at 5:00pm on Friday 27 November 2020

Candidates will be announced and their information posted on the RiskNZ website and in the Election Runner voting app.
Monday 7 December 2020
Voting opens: using the Election Runner appMonday 14 December 2020
Voting closes for RiskNZ Board Elections 20205pm Friday 22 January 2021
Announcement of the new BoardFriday 12 February 2021
New Board’s term commencesThursday 1 April 2021

Eligibility for Board positions

To be eligible for election you must:

  • be a current individual member of RiskNZ, or the named representative (the authorised representative) of a corporate member, or; a Life Member.
  • have the ability to contribute to the Board of RiskNZ as identified in the position description, and be able to  attend regular monthly on-line board meetings and two face-to-face meetings each year.

Completing the Candidate Nomination form

Nominations must be made on the official nomination form and returned to the Administrative Officer ([email protected]) no later than close of business on 5pm Friday 27 November 2020.

The nomination form is available here.

Only people who are registered before 27 November 2020 as individual members of RiskNZ, as Life members, or as the authorised representative of corporate members can stand as candidates for the RiskNZ Board Elections 2021. If you wish to nominate but are not currently an eligible member, please complete our membership joining process using the relevant form on the RiskNZ website here.

If you would like more information

For more information on Board membership please contact the Chair of the RiskNZ Board  ([email protected]). 

For any questions on the process of the election please contact the Administrative Officer Emily Thorn ([email protected]) or Managing Director, David Turner ([email protected]).