The independent Appointments Panel responsible for appointing the Gymnastics New Zealand Steering Committee (Steering Committee) following the Independent Review is seeking feedback from the community and stakeholders.
The Steering Committee will advise the Gymnastics New Zealand Board and propose changes to implement the Independent Review recommendations. It will ensure an inclusive and equitable process engaging and collaborating with many people and groups, including survivors, former and current athletes, clubs, coaches, volunteers, relevant experts, as well as representative bodies – both past and present.
The Appointments Panel has shared draft key competencies, skills, and experience requirements for positions on the Steering Committee and draft terms of reference for feedback. This feedback is open to the public until midnight Thursday 23 September.
Opportunities to engage directly with the Appointments Panel during this feedback time will be held at 11:00 am and 7:30 pm on Wednesday 8 September, and at 10:00 am on Saturday 11 September. Registration for these virtual opportunities can also be found on the website.
“This is an open and transparent appointments process, and we really encourage everyone to share their views. We welcome feedback from people with diverse experiences as this will be incredibly valuable in constructing a strong group with varied experiences and skills that can promote and support change.,” said Dr Collins, Chair of the independent Appointments Panel.
The independent Appointments Panel is seeking to appoint a diverse membership in terms of lived experience including participation as a gymnast in competitive and high performance/elite gymnastics. These experiences may also be across a range of roles within clubs and reflect the Gymnastics New Zealand community, demographics, and geography.
“We are committed to the principles of survivors voice, human rights, child advocacy, and community, so it is important to us that people are aware of the process and have opportunities to have their say along the way,” said Tony Compier, Chief Executive at Gymnastics New Zealand.
“Once we have received and considered the feedback from the community and stakeholders on the skills, experience and competencies needed, we will then call for expressions of interest. Anyone can put their hand up for this and we will be promoting the roles widely,” added Dr Collins.
There will also be further opportunities for people to be involved in the workstreams identified by the Steering Committee as part of implementing the recommendations.
Gymnastics New Zealand commits to having the Steering Committee up and running before the end of the year.
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