NZIIA Board Elections 2024: Call for nominations

Hamish McDougall



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We are pleased to commence the next election to the national board of the New Zealand Institute of International Affairs (NZIIA).

I invite nominations for the four Board places that are due for rotation this year. These will be elected by NZIIA members, entitled to one vote each.

If you would like to put yourself forward for election, please fill in the self-nomination form and return it, along with a head and shoulders photograph, to This text and picture will sit alongside that of other candidates during the election, which will take place online.

The deadline for nominations is 5pm on Friday, 1 March 2024 (NZST).

After 1 March, members will be notified of nominations and the election will commence via the Election Runner website.

The four nominees with the highest number of votes will join the four existing Board members on a new Board, formed at the AGM in Wellington on 1 May. After the AGM the Board will appoint a Chair and Vice-Chair.

To be eligible to stand for election, you must be a current member of the Institute (join here). Current Board members are welcome to run for re-election, up to a maximum of two terms.

NZIIA encourages nominations from a diverse range of backgrounds, skills, experiences and attributes. The linked document includes further information on the duties and time commitment required to serve on the NZIIA Board.

For further information, please see our website or contact me via

Ngā mihi nui
Hamish McDougall
Executive Director
New Zealand Institute of International Affairs - Whare Tawāhi-a-mahi i Aotearoa.

Key documents:

NZIIA Board Nomination form

Information for prospective Board members

NZIIA Constitution


NZIIA membership is open to anyone interested in understanding the importance of global affairs to the political and economic well-being of New Zealand.