Podiatry New Zealand Incorporated (PodiatryNZ) is a membership based, not for profit association registered under the Incorporated Societies Act. Dedicated to better patient outcomes through enhancing the profession of podiatry and increasing awareness among New Zealanders about the importance of good foot health care. Founded in 1946, PodiatryNZ is the national voice of podiatrists.
Board members are elected to the Podiatry Board for a two-year term and have a continuing right of re-election. The Board operates in accordance with the Rules, which allow for up to 7 Board members. Three elected, two appointed and up to two co-opted.
Members with governance experience and strategic skills who feel they would like to add value to the Board, are invited to stand for election. Nominations for Board Members are called for annually.
Roles and Responsibilities of the Board
The Board is responsible to the members for the overall governance of the Association. This includes ensuring the long-term viability, enhancing performance through strategy formulation and policy making. The Board comprises the individual elected and co-opted members. Individual Board Members can only act to influence the decision-making of the entity when meeting formally as a group - as The Board.