Frequently Asked Questions

Advertise a Position

How much does it cost to advertise a board member position?

NZ$245 + GST (Not for Profits) and NZ$495 + GST (commercial organisations).
If you'd like us to upload your advertisement and invoice you direct it is an additional: $50 + GST

Can I pay by credit card?

Yes, we prefer that you do.  MasterCard and Visa only please.

What if I have a discount code?

Please enter this at the payment stage and the price will be automatically adjusted.

How long is my board member position live for?

Up to one month.

How do I receive applications?

Applications to your positions are accessible via appoint’s candidate management system.  You will also receive them directly via email.

How many board member candidates do you have?

Our membership numbers are on the homepage, accompanied by our diversity statistics.

What are “screening questions”?

When posting a position you have the ability to ask up to 5 specific questions which applicants are required to complete. This will help you monitor the quality of applications.

What is your delivery or refund policy?

Once you have paid, your posting is live.  We do not make any refunds after a position has gone live.

I think I want some ‘governance’ – but where do I start?

We can help you create a board of directors or an advisory board, or recruit advisers, trustees and directors.

Find a Board Position

How much does it cost to register on appoint?

Nothing, it is free to search and apply for board member vacancies.

What is Appoint Professional?

This is our premium membership, allowing individuals to create and promote a governance profile on the site. Anybody is able to view these profiles and approach Appoint Professionals directly about joining their board.

What do you do with my personal information?

We treat it with the utmost respect. Please see our Privacy Policy.

Why do you ask for information on my gender, ethnicity and age?

In the first instance it is to ensure we are attracting a diverse range of members to appoint. Secondly, if you give us express permission, it allows our partners to identify specific individuals who they would like to bring better balance to their boards.

How will I know there are new board member opportunities?

We send out an email every fortnight.  Alternatively live positions are posted on the Directors & Board Positions group on Linked In and Appoint Boards on Twitter immediately. Or visit on a regular basis.


Is appoint not for profit?

No, it is a socially motivated for profit enterprise.  Our vision is to make NZ a better place to work and live through stronger governance. We aim to make a profit so we can reinvest it in to appoint and make the entity sustainable.

What if I have a dispute or want to make a complaint?

In the first instance, please email  We will respond to you within three working days.  To escalate your complaint you may then email Simon Telfer at or call him on 021 321 901.  He will also respond to you within three working days.