Chief Executive - Director Maritime New Zealand

Listed 28 days Ago
Maritime New Zealand
Government - Local/Federal

Established in 1993, Maritime New Zealand is a Crown entity with regulatory, compliance and response accountabilities for the safety, security and environmental protection of New Zealand’s maritime environment. The organisation’s vision is ‘A maritime community that works and plays safely and securely on clean waters’. Approximately 290 staff operate from a Wellington-based head office and thirteen regional offices.

The organisation has a kaitiaki role, with its mandate to make life at sea safer, to protect the maritime environment from pollution, to safeguard it for future generations, and to ensure ports, commercial vessels and the people who work and play on our waters are safe and secure. 

Maritime NZ seeks to enhance the value and effectiveness of its modern regulatory and compliance functions, and also works to positively influence the international regulatory environment. The organisation also has operational accountability, including overseeing a national search and rescue coordination service and a comprehensive pollution preparedness and response service.

The Board is seeking to appoint a high-calibre Chief Executive to take the organisation forward and further develop its capability and performance as ‘A professional, evidence-based, intelligence-led, risk-focused regulatory, compliance and response agency’

The following experience and capabilities are sought:

  • An experienced leader, with the ability to provide strategic, organisational and sector leadership;
  • An authentic, engaged style of people leadership;
  • In-depth understanding of modern regulatory practice; 
  • Previous executive-level experience, with exposure to enabling safety and security;
  • Capacity to work constructively across systems and sectors;
  • Proven ability to listen, influence and advocate effectively, working across a broad range of stakeholder relationships.

All confidential enquiries and applications should be directed to Guy Brew or Vishnu Nair at Ichor Leadership Search by 5.00pm on Friday 29th January 2021. Contact us via email at or telephone: +64 4 499 8230.  Please do not apply directly through this careers site.