Chief Executive Officer

Pukeroa Oruawhata Trust

  • Bay of Plenty

The Pukeroa Oruawhata Trust is an Ahuwhenua Trust with a number of wholly owned commercial subsidiary companies forming the Pukeroa Oruawhata Group with an asset value of $325m.

The Trust has over 7000 owners and reports to them annually on the performance of the Groups activities which include large format retail and residential properties and a 25% interest in one of New Zealand’s iconic tourism attractions. The Group is also currently developing a major Spa and Wellness development on its Rotorua lakefront lands.

The Trust has ambitious plans and wish to appoint a suitably qualified and experienced Chief Executive, who both demonstrates alignment with the Trust’s cultural values and can lead and manage the Group to achieve success with operational projects and delivery of the Trust’s strategic plan.

Reporting to the Board of Trustees, the Chief Executive will oversee the management of the Group and will advise the Board on the best use of the Trusts resources to support business strategy, and lead and execute the annual plan. Committed to the vision of the Trust, the Chief Executive will be adept at managing relationships with relevant stakeholders, to ensure appropriate support, communication and relationships are maintained. The Trustees are involved in the business of the Trust and therefore strong relationships and communication skills are paramount to the success of this role.

Key accountabilities of the role include:

  • Strategic focus and leadership
  • Governance support
  • Representation and advocacy
  • Financial Management and Planning
  • Commercial nous
  • Human Resources
  • Health, Safety and Risk Management
  • Technology and innovation
The successful candidate will have a relevant tertiary qualification (Finance, Law, Business), along with proven and demonstrated experience in an operational capacity, including both financial and staff management, and a minimum of 7 years’ experience working at a senior leadership level. As a leader with high reputational standards, you will have exceptional communication skills, extensive commercial and financial literacy, knowledge and professional discretion, along with the ability to manage a complex organisation and key stakeholder interests. As a Māori owned organisation, an understanding and appreciation of Te Reo me Ngā tikanga Māori is desirable.

A key aspect to this role includes having an in-depth understanding and empathy towards the community you are working within, the ability to network and build key relationships including with senior local and central government officials, along with the drive and energy to get things done. You will also have a disciplined approach to developing and managing a significant budget, along with a proven track record of effective qualitative and quantitative judgement and decision making, including commercial judgement.

Please apply online with your Curriculum Vitae and Cover letter addressed to Kellie Hamlett, Recruitment & HR Specialist at Talent ID Recruitment Ltd.

Applications will be treated with confidence and close on the 17th of May 2021.


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