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December 8th

Destination Marlborough Board Member Appointments

Destination Marlborough is the successful Regional Tourism Organisation marketing Marlborough in domestic and global tourism markets.   It also manages the Picton and Blenheim i-SITES.  It is funded by Marlborough District Council, by industry, from its operations and through the targeted tourism rate. 

Destination Marlborough works with tourism operators, the wine industry, the business community, Council and many local organisations.  It represents Marlborough internationally in conjunction with regional partners and Tourism New Zealand.   It implements domestic marketing campaigns, facilitates the Marlborough Convention Bureau and designs and produces a range of promotional tools.

There is a strong marketing team, good operating systems, effective management in the i-SITES, a strategic plan to guide the future and an annual performance-based plan.  The Board’s role is one of governance, it reviews financial and operational performance, resourcing and the achievement of strategic and operational goals.  

The Board consists of 4 appointed trustees and 2 Council nominees.  Two trustee positions are appointed each year for a two-year term.  The Appointments Committee seeks applications from persons with an understanding of tourism who can bring skills which will contribute to the future of the organisation.  Experience in corporate governance is an advantage.  There is a particular interest for an individual with high-level marketing skills.  The role requires attendance at regular board meetings, involvement in working committees and undertaking specific tasks from time to time.


Written applications, which nominate referees, should be addressed to:

Board Appointments Committee

Destination Marlborough

PO Box 29, Blenheim


Applications may be submitted by email addressed to info@destinationmarlborough.com

Further information may be obtained from Council Appointed Trustee Allan Scott on (03) 572 9054.  Applications close Monday 19 December 2011

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