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Independent Director


Ashburton Contracting Ltd


Ashburton Contracting Limited (ACL) has an established reputation as a leading civil contracting business working across Mid-Canterbury and surrounding areas.  With a workforce of 162, ACL performs  in a commercially competitive market through delivering quality outcomes to client expectations.


ACL’s business activities includes horizontal civil construction, three waters, quarrying and aggregate production, rural contracting, surfacing, and utility management. It operates a modern truck and heavy vehicle fleet workshops and a Readymix Association certified concrete plant. ACL undertakes all work in an environment where health, safety, quality and environmental management are paramount.


ACL is a Council-owned trading organisation that is governed by an independent commercial Board of Directors.  The Chief Executive Officer reports to the Board and the business operates independently of the Council under a Statement of Intent.  ACL is required to achieve agreed profit targets for its shareholder and maintain financial prudence.  The ACL Board has a focus on sustainable growth, innovation, strategy and maintaining high levels of health, safety, quality and environmental management.


The incoming director will have experience within the commercial civil contracting sector, combined with an entrepreneurial and future-focused outlook, proven business acumen, and a commitment to high standards of HSE.  The vision and drive to provide governance to support ACL’s ongoing development is essential. The Board meets monthly in Ashburton and the in-person attendance of directors is preferred.




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Confidential enquiries can be made to Graham Ewing of EQI Global on +64 21 350 444 or via email to search@eqiglobal.com


Expressions of interest for this opportunity should include a cover letter and resume. All applications will be acknowledged via email.


Closing date for expressions of interest is Monday 19 June 2023.

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