Ovis Management Ltd (OML) has a mission statement “To promote the control of C. ovis through communication and collaboration.” The company is a fully owned subsidiary of the Meat Industry Association, funded by processors and works on their behalf.

OML has an Associate Director position available commencing March 2022. The purpose of this Associate Director’s position is to provide both leadership and governance experience.

The role offers a future leader an opportunity to experience strategy and governance from within a red meat sector organisation.  The role also offers other opportunities for professional development, including participation in sector events and networking with other sector leaders, professionals, and experts.

All prospective Associate Directors (applicants) must be involved in the Red Meat Sector (either side of the farm gate) and committed to furthering this area of the agricultural economy, be a credible and respected leader (or future leader) in the industry, have the highest levels of integrity, be collaborative in nature, possess sound judgment, and be innovative and strategic in their thinking.

The qualities we are looking for are:

  • Passion and commitment to the Red Meat Sector
  • Commitment to developing own leadership skills and position in the broader meat industry
  • Highest of ethical standards and behaviours
  • Independence in thinking; be prepared to challenge, and be challenged
  • Innovative and value continuous improvement and responsiveness to the sector’s challenges and opportunities
  • Effective, persuasive and a respectful communicator
  • Empathy with the Red Meat Sector
  • A role model for the values of the organisation.

This role requires the commitment of two days per year for board meetings, as well as other meetings and feedback from time to time.  This is an unpaid position however all expenses related to fulfilling this position will be covered.

To find out more about us visit www.sheepmeasles.co.nz.  

To request further information on this Associate Director opportunity please email as above or phone Ovis Management Ltd Chairman Roger Barton on 027 441 5268.

Please apply to covis@mia.co.nz.  

Applications close 28 February 2022.