Vaughan joins the board with former Canterbury board member Steven Riddell, replacing Terry Jarvis and Peter Sharp, who did not seek re-appointment. The 38-year-old GP and businessman becomes the youngest current board member, having been an all-rounder for Auckland, Gloucestershire and New Zealand for whom he played six tests and 18 One-day internationals.
He made his Test debut against Sri Lanka in 1992 and was recalled in 1996 and retained for the two Tests in Pakistan and the first Test against England in 1997. Vaughan chairs the Auckland province's finance sub-committee but will have to step down from those duties.
NZC chief executive Martin Snedden congratulated the outgoing board members, saying: "Both these directors selflessly gave their time and expertise to assist with the governance of cricket in New Zealand and have assisted in steering NZC to develop and maintain cricket as the country's number one summer game."