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).
Council members are entitled to an honorarium for their positions, and all meeting and travel expenses are paid for by InternetNZ where required.
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.
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 six one-day Council meetings each year, where the strategy development and business planning will be discussed. The meetings are usually held at the InternetNZ office in Wellington or online as required. They are also held in other locations around New Zealand from time to time. InternetNZ will meet the cost of travel and accommodation to Council meetings where required.
In addition to the ordinary Council meetings, there may be additional meetings of Council as required; Council committee meetings and other special engagements as determined by Councillors. Council members are also encouraged to attend and participate in InternetNZ events during the year. They are also invited to join and participate in the member's channel on NetHub.