NZSL Board appointments process 2018
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The NZSL Board consists of up to ten members including the Board Chair.
When the first NZSL Board was established in 2015, five of the ten members were appointed for a four-year term (2015-2019) (Victoria Manning, Bridget Ferguson, Lee Bullivant, Richard Peri, Rachel McKee). The other five members (Chris Blum, Kirsten Smiler, Sara Pivac Alexander, Josje Lelijveld, Shona Jones) were appointed for a three-year term (2015-2018).
From 2018 onwards, people appointed to the NZSL Board will serve a three-year term. For full information about NZSL Board membership, refer to the NZSL Board’s Terms of Reference.
NB: NZSL Board appointments for the remaining five Board member positions will take place in 2019.
Members appointed to the NZSL Board, on top of possessing a range of skills and attributes, are required to be fluent NZSL users, with the majority being Deaf NZSL users. The NZSL Board members to be appointed also need to represent the diversity of the Deaf community and NZSL users, which includes:
- Pacific peoples and other ethnic groups
- older people
- people who use NZSL as their primary language, but do not identify as Deaf.
For information on how to apply for the member positions on the NZSL Board, please download the following documents, also available in NZSL via:
The successful applicants to be appointed to the NZSL Board will be notified by the end of July 2018. The news of these appointments will be published on NZSL Board website by early August 2018.
For further information email NZ_Sign_Language@msd.govt.nz or phone/text/video Sonya Logan, Office for Disability Issues - 021 302 585.
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