A call is being made for nominations for the Queen Elizabeth the Second National Trust Board. Nominations closed on Monday 24 February 2020 at 5 pm.

The Queen Elizabeth the Second (QEII) National Trust works in partnership with private landowners to protect ecosystems and critically endangered species by covenanting land and other ‘open space’ values providing legal protection. The Board of Directors manages the QEII National Trust. Find out more about the QEII National Trust.

The Minister of Conservation will be seeking to appoint members to the Board who will collectively have knowledge and experience relating to:

  • Governance
  • Land and environmental management
  • Policy
  • Planning and analysis
  • Financial and investment acumen
  • Advocacy
  • Consensus building
  • Te ao Māori
  • Understanding of public processes
  • Cultural awareness

In making appointments to the Board, the Minister gives due regard to environmental and conservation values, the interests of rural landowners, and the interests of the Māori community.

Appointments will take effect from 1 July 2020.

What is involved?

The QEII Board of Directors is responsible for executive control and management of the QEII National Trust.

Participation in the board is active. Directors attend five two-day meetings in a year, which often incorporate field trips; a two-day annual conference in September; and up to five additional days of meeting.

Remuneration for directors is $215 per day (this is currently under review) with a total maximum days per year of 17.

Please Note:

  1. Directors must be prepared to travel for board meetings.
  2. If a director becomes a member of the investment committee, there may be a further five meetings, all of which are held in Wellington.

How to nominate

Nominations closed on Monday 24 February 2020 at 5 pm.

If any interested agency or organisation wishes to nominate other persons to fill the vacant positions, please fill out a nomination form:

And send nominations to:

Minister of Conservation
c/- Department of Conservation
PO Box 10420
Wellington 6143
Attn: Rick McGovern-Wilson


Nominations are due no later than 5 pm Monday 24 February 2020.

The Minister of Conservation will give these nominations due consideration before making her final decision. 


Rick McGovern-Wilson, Statutory Bodies Manager
Mobile: + +64 27 200 5716

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