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Chief Executive

Job details

Copyright Licensing New Zealand
22 Jul 2022
Work type
Full time employment
Work classification
Management & Admin


  • Help Aotearoa New Zealand’s creative people make the most of today’s digital world
  • Be part of a global network in a rapidly changing environment
  • Auckland based


After a successful tenure, Copyright Licensing New Zealand’s (CLNZ) Chief Executive is looking to hand over the mantle. This is a great opportunity to be part of an already positive organisational culture, to lead an engaged and high-performing team, and to continue empowering Aotearoa New Zealand to make the most of its creativity.

CLNZ helps everyone who copies and shares content text and visual arts content to do so legally. It plays a key role in making creative rights valuable assets for all those in Aotearoa New Zealand, be they copyright owners (authors, publishers and artists), or users such as educators and students.

CLNZ helps creative people to record and manage their copyright, as well as packaging their copyrighted material to make legal access easier for users. It is a non-profit organisation whose activities are commercial in the sense that it generates income for the creators of copyrighted work, as well as making licensing work for users.


What you will get to do

Reporting to the Board of Directors and leading a small, talented team, you will provide strategic, cultural and operational leadership including:

  • ensuring CLNZ continues to meet its strategic objectives
  • delivering current, and developing future, service offerings
  • advocating collaboratively with and for its shareholders and wide stakeholder group
  • building on CLNZ’s new technology-led services to meet the changing needs of creative people in today’s world.


Let’s talk about you, you will have

  • a reputation for being a credible, humble and collaborative people leader
  • a natural ability to build relationships with a wide range of stakeholders
  • general business management experience and strong commercial nous
  • a track record of embedding and overseeing customer-focused technology
  • a commitment to developing organisational diversity and cultural competency
  • an empathy for and interest in intellectual property, CLNZ’s values and its future.


If this sounds like you, then we would love to hear from you.


Applications close 5pm, Friday 22nd July 2022.


How to apply

Further enquiries Ginny Fail on 021 560 440 or

Written by

JacksonStone & Partners

30 Jun 2022