Take your place on the Branch Executive

Branch AGMs are taking place from October-December 2019, with all members invited to nominate a representative in one of our five branches; Auckland, Bay of Plenty, Waikato, Wellington and the South Island.

If you would like to play a key role in Property Council's evolution and help empower local property professionals, we encourage you to stand for your local Branch Executive.

About the Branch Executive

Each of Property Council's five branches (Auckland, Waikato, Bay of Plenty, Wellington and the South Island, which includes the Otago Chapter) is represented by a local Branch Executive Committee.

The Branch Executive meet every four to six weeks, providing strategic leadership of branch activities, events, membership, advocacy workstreams and priorities.

In addition to this, many Branch Executive members volunteer their time to represent the local membership on regional committees and panels, such as the local Urban Design Panel or working groups around topical issues such as transport and planning. Traditionally, the Branch President and Branch Manager have developed a relationship with local council and regulatory bodies, representing local members at regular meetings to ensure your voice is heard by local authorities and offering council's an independent and well-rounded collective feedback.

Should a local issue arise that requires Property Council's input, the Branch Executive are tasked with fronting the advocacy campaign with support from our national advocacy team, acting as a conduit between the local membership and National Office. The Branch President represents the branch in any local media comment (supported by Property Council) as well as on our governing body, the National Council.

It is important to have a diverse range of members from across the property industry on the Branch Executive Committee to assist in giving a balanced viewpoint and varied discussion. Property Council have identified diversity and inclusion as a key priority for the whole organisation and sector, and we are asking our members to please consider this priority when making a nomination at their next AGM.

What's the commitment?

There are a range of expectations outlined below:

  • 100% email response/acknowledgement
  • The expected minimum attendance at 70% of all Branch Executive meetings
  • Commit to supporting the Branch as required and ensure you follow through on any given actions.

How to nominate

Branch Executive Committee members are voted on each year by Property Council members present at the local AGM. These men and women are put forward by their company or organisation and elected onto the Branch Executive at the Branch AGM. The committee then elects a President as Chair of the Branch Executive and two Vice-Presidents to provide support to the Chair.

To nominate yourself or a colleague, complete the nomination form below – which includes two supporting signatures from Property Council members – and return this to your Branch Manager.

How to vote

All Property Council members can vote in members of the Branch Executive Committee either in person at the Branch AGM or by proxy.

The Branch Executive Committee consists of up to 18 volunteers who will all be voted in at the AGM. The Committee then elects a President as Chair of the Branch Executive Committee and two Vice-Presidents to provide support to the Chair.

Key dates

Click on the branch below to read more about the AGM and download your voting papers.

Bay of Plenty8:00am, Tuesday 29 October
South Island3:00pm, Monday 18 November
Waikato3:00pm, Wednesday 20 November
Wellington4:00pm, Tuesday 26 November
Auckland4:00pm, Monday 2 December