Council member commitments
What do Council members do?
Council members govern InternetNZ and guide its strategic direction. InternetNZ staff carry out most of the operations, but it’s the Council members that are the governors and guardians of InternetNZ.
A few examples of what the Council members do include:
- establish and monitor InternetNZ’s strategy
- set and review the budget and business plan
- hold the Chief Executive to account and guide their performance
- act as stewards of our ownership interests in the Domain Name Commission (DNC).
If you’re looking for more information on the roles of the Officers (President and Vice President) take a look at our constitution and bylaws.
What commitments do they have?
As a Council member, there are a number of commitments that need to be upheld. This begins with an induction for new Council members with the Chief Executive, President and Vice President.
In terms of time requirements, the President is expected to commit on average one day per week, and Council members two days every month. This includes at minimum four one-day quarterly Council meetings each year, where the strategy development and business planning will be discussed.
Aside from these, Council members are also expected to generally take part in InternetNZ public activities. At least two member meet-ups per year should be attended, plus NetHui, and they should be active in discussions on email lists and forums.