Board Information


For over 25 years, the 4,750-seat Eventfinda Stadium has been home to some of New Zealand’s most memorable concerts and sporting events, from artists as diverse as Bob Dylan, Sting, Green Day and Van Halen, to the Silver Ferns and NBL Championship winning Breakers, the venue has been a key part of Auckland’s entertainment landscape since 1992.

Eventfinda Stadiums purpose is:

“To be recognised as a preferential multipurpose campus for both community and commercial sport and recreation across the region”

The Stadium is seeking to continue growing participation and access to its facility, so as to increase the cultural, economic and social wellbeing of the North Shore and the Auckland region.

These objectives require a Board that is flexible, entrepreneurial, customer-centric and collaborative, with the requisite experience, strategies and technical skills to enable the Stadium to achieve its vision. In this complex and challenging environment, Eventfinda needs Board members who have diverse range of qualities, skills and professional and personal experiences.

The Boards key objectives are to:
•    Improve our business sustainability
•    Grow the facility to be a key regional asset.
•    Improve participation and access to the facility

About the Eventfinda Board

Eventfinda’s Board has a minimum of six and a maximum of nine Trustees. The Chair, Deputy Chair and committee appointments are the responsibility of the Board and are reviewed by the Board each year, at the AGM which is usually held in September.

This recruitment process is for four new members for the Board. Board members are appointed for a three-year term and are eligible for reappointment at the end of their term. Members are appointed for a maximum of two terms or six consecutive years, unless there are exceptional circumstances.

The Eventfinda Board values and supports the benefits that diversity of thought, experience and skills bring to a governance board. Increasing diversity and fostering an inclusive board culture is an essential element in supporting high performing boards, driving long-term success and delivering better outcomes for the communities of Auckland.

All board appointments will be made on the basis of the competencies, skills and knowledge which the board as a whole requires to be effective, with due regard to the benefits of diversity.

The time commitment for the Eventfinda Board is three to four hours a month excluding preparation time and any subcommittee commitments. Board meetings are typically held on the third Tuesday of the month 5: and start at 5:30pm. Meeting fees are paid to Trustees.  

During the year, there may also be a number of other purpose-specific Board meetings, such as meetings including external stakeholders or special workshops on the implementation of the strategy or other matters.  

New members of the Board are expected to attend a board induction session immediately following their appointment, and, depending on their experience they may be required to attend one or more Board governance and other courses.  

Board members are also issued with an induction pack that contains the Trust Deed and all other relevant policies and procedures.

Eligibility for Appointment

You are eligible to apply if you are a resident of the Auckland region.

Members of Auckland Council governing body, local boards, Regional Facilities Auckland staff or council staff may not be appointed. Any board member applying for employment with the council should resign from the board immediately following an offer of appointment.

Persons who are disqualified from being appointed or holding office as a director of a company under section 151(2) of the Companies Act 1993 (e.g. a person who is an undischarged bankrupt) may not be appointed as a board member.

Skills and experience sought in the 2020 recruitment process

All candidates should have governance experience and have strong strategic and interpersonal skills. Specifically, we are looking for candidates who demonstrate the following:

  1. Strong experience and a successful track record in the strategic, fiduciary and responsibilities of governance.
  2. A genuine interest in and passion for the North Shore community, Eventfinda Stadium and its vision, strategy and objectives.
  3. Be able to articulate how their own values align with the Stadium’s values and guiding principles
  4. Sound interpersonal skills and emotional intelligence
  5. Ability to collaborate and be a good team member
  6. Impeccable standards of personal and professional integrity
  7. Sound judgement and a strategic mind-set
  8. Ability to think critically and interpret varied sources of information and data to identify the salient points
  9. A growth and future-focused mind-set.

Have the time available to undertake the duties of a Trustee and reside in the Auckland region.  

In addition to the above, for this recruitment round we are seeking candidates who can provide one or more of the following:

Legal experience in the domains of business, entertainment or governance
•    Experience in construction, building and property development
•    Experience in the technology and communications industries
•    Experience in hospitality industry
•    Networks and influence in central and local political environments.
•    Business community and cultural connections

A background in the entertainment or sports environment would also be advantageous.

How to Apply
Please submit a covering letter addressing the candidate requirements and a CV detailing your relevant governance roles and experience, along with a signed, completed candidate declaration form by 5pm Monday  31st August .

To arrange an informal conversation please contact:
Chair Bevan Catley

All candidates must provide a signed candidate declaration form which can be accessed at:
In the panel to the right.

Interviews of short-listed applicants will take place approximately 2-3 weeks after the closing date for applicants.


If you wish to apply to join our Trust Board please complete this application before

5pm Mon 31 August 2020

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Download a copy of our 2018/19 Annual report and also a copy of the current Trust Strategic Plan. 

Important information regarding the latest Covid-19 Level 3 Lockdown

Eventfinda Stadium is now closed until New Zealand returns to a Covid Alert status that enables safe operation. Please see our information on management of Covid-19 in the Covid section of our Website.