Following a recent review of the structure of the i-SITE Board
and Network, conducted by the i-SITE Board and discussed with the
management and Board of Tourism New Zealand, Tourism New Zealand
has reconfirmed its commitment for on-going support of VIN Inc and
the i-SITE network as outlined in the VIN Inc Constitution and
Rules and the Memorandum of Understanding between the two
However, Tourism New Zealand has decided to make changes to its
appointment of directors.
This means the term of office of the three current directors
appointed by Tourism New Zealand will come to an end as of 31
Chair, Kerry Marshall and Directors Graeme Osborne and Bronwyn
Monopoli, who have all provided on average around 10 years service
to Vin Inc, will stand down in January.
Tourism New Zealand will begin to seek nominations for two new
directors to be appointed for a two year period this week. Nominees
will be required to be either owners (or their representatives) or
managers of member i-SITEs.
Tourism New Zealand will also appoint as a third director its
General Manager Tourism Operations, Paul Yeo, to chair the board.
It is expected that the new board will be in a position to meet
during February 2012.
Existing elected members will continue to represent members
during their current terms. These members are Louise van de Vlierd
(to September 2012), Garry Brunton (to September 2013) and Larry
Lumsden. Larry has tendered his resignation effective from 31
January 2012 and the Board will consider a replacement at its next
meeting. This person will serve the remainder of Larry's term until
Tourism New Zealand will also advise existing elected members
and nominees that a resolution will be put to the February Board
meeting recommending that directors will not be remunerated by way
of directors' fees. Reimbursement for reasonable travel
expenses will of course be undertaken. This change reflects the
situation where in the future all board members will be employed by
member i-SITEs and there will be no need to employ independent
Tourism New Zealand also reconfirmed that it will continue to
assign and direct staff to deliver outcomes associated with i-SITE
New Zealand's business plan.
Tourism New Zealand Chief Executive Kevin Bowler passed on his
thanks to the outgoing Chair and directors for their service and
commitment over the years.