In person
Time commitment
Up to 2 hours

Want to craft a compelling cover letter to apply for a governance role?

Join the Nominations teams from the Ministries for Women and Ethnic Communities, and our guest speaker Carla Wellington (Manager, Crown Entity Monitoring and Appointments) from the Ministry of Housing and Urban Development, to learn how to craft a strong governance cover letter. 

  • Date: 26 June 2024
  • Time: 12:00 - 1:00pm
  • Where: Online via Zoom
  • Note: this webinar will be recorded.

Click the link below to register!

If you have any questions or issues with registering, email

You will learn about:

  • The difference between a CV and cover letter.
  • How to tailor a cover letter for each governance role.
  • Tips on what appointing agencies are looking for.

Who is this for?

  • New and aspiring governance professionals.
  • Members of nominating agency databases.
  • People interested in joining nominating agency databases.

About the guest speaker

Carla Wellington manages the Crown Entity Monitoring and Appointments team at the Ministry of Housing and Urban Development. She has been involved in administering Crown board appointments since 2015 when she joined Treasury’s Appointments and Governance team. She has also worked in Crown entity monitoring and appointments at the Ministry for the Environment and Te Puni Kōkiri.

Prior to working in the public sector Carla worked in executive recruitment and before that as a commercial lawyer. She has held community board roles in education and iwi governance.