Public Trust and the Institute of Directors are delighted to announce the appointment of a talented new Future Director to Public Trust’s Board.
Siosaia Mataele will join the Board of the Crown entity on 1 June for an 18-month term.
The Future Director programme gives up-and-coming board directors the opportunity to gain first-hand experience of the director role in preparation for taking on future directorships.
With his background in digital entrepreneurship, Māori and Pacific leadership and social economic development, Siosaia will bring valuable experience and insights to the Public Trust Board.
“We feel incredibly privileged to be able to welcome a future director of Siosaia’s calibre and experience to our Board,” says Public Trust Board Chair Ian Fitzgerald.
“He has a bright future ahead of him serving his community and we recognise the opportunity to support him to flourish through this programme.
“Equally, Public Trust is on a mission to boost the number of Kiwis who have a will, and increasing the diversity and experience within the organisation’s governing body will help us achieve this goal.”
Siosaia’s appointment as a Future Director aligns to ministerial expectations that Crown boards engage these roles as observors of the board as a way to grow the pipeline of new and diverse director talent.
Under the programme, host boards have certain responsibilities towards their Future Directors, including giving them the opportunity to observe board dynamics while also contributing and adding value through their term.
Sarah Deans, the Institute of Director’s General Manager People & Culture, says the programme is a great way to bring diversity and fresh thinking to boards, as well as support the development of New Zealand’s next generation of directors.
“We are thrilled that Siosaia has been appointed to the Public Trust Board as a Future Director,” says Sarah.
“He is an impressive-looking Future Director with a wonderful mix of talent, passion, innovation and taking action for the good of the wider community.”