This strategic plan presents the five year strategic intent of the Chatham Islands Enterprise Trust and its group of trading companies. The structure of this document is a strategic vision and program summary followed by a brief strategic program for each trading company. Detailed company strategic and business plans will be developed in accordance with this plan. While the need is recognised for the independent company structure, the Trusts desire is that the companies will cooperate/collaborate where necessary to achieve the overall strategic directives of the Trust.
A standard strategic plan would consider an in depth analysis of the history of the Trust, a Political, Economic, Social and Technology analysis (“PEST”). This strategic plan does not attempt to undertake a current positional analysis but refers readers to various reports that have analysed the Island situation and also the position of the Trust on the Island.
The guiding document that governs the Trust is the Trust Deed. The Deed is the founding constitution and single reference point for the organisation and the trading companies that defines the organisation and why it exists.
The Deed describes the core areas of business interest, the way the Trust will support the island, its community and industry sectors. In addition the Trust is guided by numerous Acts of parliament including but not limited to, Commerce Act, Companies Act and the Charities Act. The Deed also sets out the governance processes to be followed. This strategic plan is structured to have little commentary but list intended strategic actions to be adopted by the Trustees.