Following several months of consultation and member feedback, on 30 October 2020, Property Council New Zealand Incorporated welcomed the approval of a new Constitution, Bylaws and a set of Operational Guidelines.
The aim of this new suite of founding documents is to simplify the membership structure, consolidate the branch structure from five branches and one chapter to four regions, increase the organisation’s financial stability and re-set our governance structure to ensure we are better placed for the future. The previous Constitution had not been reviewed since its inception, with many areas out of date and not fit for purpose.
The Constitution was effective from 1 January 2021.
The Property Council New Zealand Transitional National Board was appointed from 1 January 2021, adopting a more ‘corporate style’ of governance in accordance with our new Constitution.
The Transition Board replaces the previous National Council and Executive Committee, streamlining Property Council’s governance structure and allowing a separate Advisory Group (which consists of all Corporate Members and the Chairpeople of each Property Council committee) to concentrate purely on our advocacy priorities and member services, without getting weighed down in operational matters.
As Property Council continues to evolve, the Transition Board will lend their considerable expertise to help govern the organisation. The Board has been selected from the existing National Council and will remain in place until members are formally elected onto this board by Property Council’s wider membership in September 2021, with the next term starting from 1 November 2021. Nominations will open in July.