Governance

Page - December 20, 2006
We sometimes get questions about how Greenpeace New Zealand is governed, so here is an explanation of how it works:

Greenpeace encounter Japanese whaling fleet in the Southern Ocean and attempt to disrupt the whaling operation.

One of Greenpeace's key strengths is its ability to work across borders, while running its national offices and campaigns in a way that is relevant and appropriate to the local context. Our governance structure has been critical to Greenpeace's success as a global campaigning organisation, and to Greenpeace's success in New Zealand.

The Executive Director and other senior managers at GPNZ will work collaboratively with GPI, and with their counterparts in other Greenpeace offices, to develop and implement global strategies and plans.

While GPNZ is an autonomous organisation, its campaigns, fundraising and administration must align with the framework and policies agreed by the organisation globally.

The Board is elected by the Voting Assembly, a group comprised of 35 supporters from Greenpeace NZ's supporter base, five staff from other Greenpeace offices (or GPI) and 10 former Greenpeace NZ staff who have left for more than a year.
The Board is comprised of six directors, who are elected at the Annual General Meeting, each for a term of three years. They ensure that the organisation is being managed in an effective and ethical manner, in accordance with Greenpeace's objectives.

The GPNZ Executive Director is responsible for overall management of the organisation. She reports to, and is hired by, the GPNZ Board.

Greenpeace New Zealand Incorporated (GPNZ) is an independent, not for profit organisation which is affiliated with Greenpeace International (GPI), based in the Netherlands) and 28 other Greenpeace offices around the world.

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