Become an Associate Director / Board Observer at FMG

Ready to take your Governance learning to the next level?

FMG has eight Member-elected Board members. The FMG Board wants to help support the next wave of leadership within the agri-business sector and are looking for the next Associate Director to join the FMG Board for an 18-month term.

FMG Associate Director vacancy

Started by farmers for farmers and still 100% New Zealand-owned, FMG is committed to giving back to the rural communities we serve. One of the ways we do that is through supporting achievement amongst the next generation of agri-business professionals, including our sponsorship of the New Zealand Young Farmer of Year Contest and The Rural Leadership Trust which runs the Kellogg and Nuffield leadership programmes.

FMG’s Associate Director role represents a development opportunity for a passionate individual who wants to grow their knowledge and experience in one of Aotearoa/New Zealand’s leading primary sector organisations.

Applications are now open for the FMG Associate Director role to join the Board for an 18-month period.

The opportunity

As the Associate Director you’ll be invited to attend all FMG Board and Committee meetings in person. You’ll also receive access to all papers relating to those meetings and contribute to discussions. As the Associate Director is not an elected position to the FMG Board, the role will not have voting rights and will be unpaid. However, associated expenses i.e. travel and accommodation will be met.

Candidates are expected to have a strong interest in governance and will be looking to kick start their directorship career.

The FMG Board are looking for applicants to display the following attributes:

  • A current FMG Member who is an active farmer or grower,
  • Has demonstrated leadership in a rural community with plans to progress further into a rural and /or financial services leadership role,
  • A team player with the ability to disseminate a wide range of views,
  • An independent thinker who actively contributes ideas,
  • Excellent relationship building skills,
  • Demonstrated experience in community leadership and/ or active involvement in their community.

Short listed candidates will also be subject to a:

  • Fit and Proper Declaration,
  • Credit Check,
  • Ministry of Justice–Criminal Record check,
  • Review of their CV/ Conflicts of interest disclosure,
  • Adverse publicity search.
  • If you’re motivated, enthusiastic and have a vision for a successful and progressive rural sector, apply and help us deliver a better deal for rural Aotearoa/New Zealand.

Your CV and cover letter should be submitted to
Submissions close June 30.