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Broad leadership encompassing the organisation, sector and lobbying initiatives, engaging in high level advocacy and consultation.

  • Critical national service
  • Passionate, engaged membership body
  • Leading advocacy/connecting the sector

Bus and Coach Association (BCA) is the membership representative body for the organisations, large and small across New Zealand, that transport over 150 million passengers each year, operating at the core of New Zealands transport infrastructure.

As a trade association, BCA seeks to foster the efficient and sustainable growth of road passenger transport to the mutual benefit of the New Zealand community and BCA members. The Association plays a critical role leading and representing the industry across the myriad challenges and opportunities in an ever-changing landscape, including, but certainly not limited to, commercial; political; governmental; environmental and technological.

In this role, you will be front and centre of those, and be a person who revels in such a position.

Key elements to the role include:

  • Lead the lobbying initiatives, engaging in high level advocacy and consultation/negotiations related to passenger transport initiatives, projects and legislation matters and/or amendments, affecting operators and members.
  • Lead and manage the strategic business plan and operations of the Bus and Coach Association
  • Foster and implement a culture of robust professional service and trust in BCA’s mission and business objectives
  • Genuinely connect with, and support, the members, many of whom are facing substantial challenges due the impact of Covid19 across all aspects of the sector. This is a core tenet of BCA, so that empathy and connectedness must be genuine.

The person to undertake this, broad, diverse and crucial role, you will:

  • Have a passion for the sector and its members, or at the very least, understand that a CEO/Advocate in this role, must develop such in order to be genuinely effective.
  • Exhibit confidence and experience taking the lead in relation to the aforementioned advocacy, lobbying and influencing key stakeholders/decision makers, particularly across key government and political agencies.
  • Ideally, understand the machinery of government including legislative, regulatory and parliamentary and Select Committee processes
  • Possess the experience to lead a small but highly committed team, alongside experience working effectively with a Board.
  • Be a “sleeves rolled up” personality. While you will play a central strategic role across the sector, this is not the role for a “precious, office bound, non-contact” individual. You must live “team,” be someone who naturally plays their part at every level and takes personal responsibility for delivery.

Here is your opportunity to lead a 90 year old organisation, at least as relevant today as it was when it was founded, with an particularly knowledgeable and experienced Council/Board, who are supportive but not intrusive.

For further information in strict confidence, please email your CV with Cover Letter to tony@swr.nz quoting ref.3215760 or contact Tony Walsh on 029 271-1101 or Graeme Sandri on 021 029 248 8502.

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