Collett’s Corner DirectorsAugust 12, 2019
Collett's Corner Directors
18 August 2020
This page has been created to outline the process to appoint Director's to the Collett's Corner Ltd Board.
There can be up to five Directors on the Collett's Corner Ltd board. Four of the five Directors can be appointed by Founding Shareholders, and one Director can be appointed by Investor Shareholders. The Investor Shareholder appointed Director is elected by Shareholders annually.
The candidates for the Investor Shareholder appointed Director are listed below. Nominations close August 19th at 5pm. As well, the Directors appointed by the Founding Shareholders are also listed below.
The public Shareholder register can be viewed here. Make sure your fellow Shareholders vote!
The role description for all directors is here.
Voting will open 20 August and close 28 August at 5pm. Please vote here.
Only Shareholders can vote.
A majority of Shareholders need to vote for a preferred candidate in order to appoint a Director to the board. To read the full list of shareholder rights please refer to the Collett's Corner Constitution here.
While each Shareholder casts a single vote, their vote is weighted relative to the proportion of shares they hold.
Questions and Answers
1How much time will Director's need to give the position?
The time commitment required of the Directors is 4-6 hours a month. The activities include: reading monthly reports, attending monthly board meetings and following up on actions via email.
2Are Directors remunerated?
Each Director will be paid $10,000 +gst per year. This contract commences 1 September 2020.
3What is required of the Directors?
This is a governance role only. The Directors appoint a Development Steward to oversee the delivery of the project. A full roll description is here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1xwU--hoiQh1FMtt6WZl5-LdLdZm-mZSmyY3Q-U-zJbE/edit?usp=sharing
4Is there Director's Insurance
Yes, we have limited Directors Insurance. For a full summary of the insurance please request it by writing Camia (email@example.com).
Investor Shareholder Director Candidates
Please email Camia Young nominations along with a short bio by August 19th at 5pm. You are welcome to nominate yourself or someone you know, as long as they consent. The Director’s role description is here.
At the AGM on 18 August at the Lyttelton Community Board Room (6-7pm) you will have an opportunity to hear from the candidates and ask them questions. If you cannot attend in person, you are welcome to join virtually, please RSVP to Camia Young to receive the link.
Julie Villard has been the Shareholder appointed director since our last AGM, you will also have the opportunity to ask her questions about the project and her role on the board. She is running again and has been a great advocate for the project.
Voting opens 20 August following the AGM and closes 28 August at 5pm. Please vote here.
Julie Villard is a French architect with 12 years of experience. She is a goal oriented person and not afraid of new challenges. Julie has a passion for architecture, technology and sustainability, building her skills and knowledge in France, Canada, Switzerland and for the past eight years, New Zealand.
She is the welcoming face of the Council’s Eco design advisor new service, where people can consult on a range of projects from new builds to home renovations. She provides free and independent advice for individuals, professionals and within the Council. She advocates for a better living by creating healthier buildings. Her main drive is to encourage to do better and to do it now.
Julie also ‘’walks the walk’’ - with her partner, they designed & built their home in Lyttelton, following the eco-friendly principles she provides during her free consultation. The couple was known in Lyttelton, as the ‘’bus people, with the spa’’ as they lived on site, in an 11m Bedford house-bus during the building process. Her 9-star home won a prestigious Architectural Award, the 2019 ADNZ Regional Winner in the category “residential compact new home”. Press Article here
Julie provided 'the Hive' (the winning design for the Collett's Corner competition) advice for sustainable design through her role at the Council during the second stage of the design competition. Since then, she has had a desire to be more involved in Collett's Corner.
She believes in a society where we support each other. What Julie has to offer is her passion for building better buildings. She feels that the role as a director of Collett's Corner would be an opportunity to share her knowledge about how to create a sustainable design within a budget so that we get the best possible building for Lyttelton.
Founding Shareholder Appointed Directors
Founding shareholders include Camia Young and Ohu Development.
The two director's appointed to Collett's Corner board by the Founding Shareholders are Camia Young and Peter McMenamin.
Grant MacKinnon is the Principal of DGM Group, which has been actively developing homes and apartments in central Christchurch since the mid-1990’s. DGM Group’s developments have ranged from small blocks of attached terrace homes to award-winning multi-level highrise apartment towers. Grant’s skills enable the full suite of development requirements to be understood and coordinated to achieve successful outcomes and stunning homes. DGM Group is the longest-running residential developer in central Christchurch and has withstood the many challenges to face the sector over the last decade, such as the Global Financial Crisis, the Christchurch earthquakes and subsequent city rebuild, the March 2019 mosque attacks, and now the covid19 pandemic. Grant stands in a strong position to take projects forward with confidence and experience. He looks forward to working with the Collett's Corner team to bring this exciting project to fruition.
Grant will be appointed to the board commencing 1 November 2020.
Camia is passionate about building 21st Century cities. She believes that the future of cities will be defined by their ability to create places of connection and belonging. Since moving to Christchurch she has been involved in several community minded initiatives including Ohu (Office for Holistic Urbanism), Exchange Christchurch (XCHC), Te Pūtahi: Christchurch Centre for Architecture and City Making, the Gap Filler Pallet Pavilion, and Studio Christchurch.
Before moving to New Zealand, Camia practiced as an Architect in Europe with OMA in Holland and Herzog & de Meuron in Switzerland and worked on several large scale civic projects and urban master plans.
Today Camia serves as a Trustee on the Hillary Institute board, the Ohu Foundation board, and she is the Founding Partner of Ohu Development Ltd, Founding Director of Collett’s Corner Ltd and Founding Director XCHC Ltd.