Crown entity and other statutory board appointments
We manage the process of appointments to a number of Crown entities, statutory boards and advisory boards on behalf of the responsible Ministers. These are important governance roles where members can make a real difference to education both nationally and internationally.
Current board appointments
Board appointments process
We assist responsible Ministers in identifying candidates who have the required skills and experience for a board role. In general, board members must have an appreciation of the Crown’s role as the key stakeholder as well as meeting key competencies that apply to the position.
Boards also need to represent the diversity and demographic makeup of New Zealand. To ensure this we encourage individuals as well as government agencies, community organisations and industry bodies to submit nominations.
We assist with appointments to the following boards:
- Careers New Zealand
- Education New Zealand
- Education Council of Aotearoa NZ
- New Zealand National Commission for UNESCO
- New Zealand Council for Educational Research
- New Zealand Qualifications Authority
- Te Aho o Te Kura Pounamu - The Correspondence School
- Tertiary Education Commission
Statutory appointments are made by the responsible Minister, or the Governor-General on the recommendation of the responsible Minister. The Minister must present candidates to the Cabinet Appointment and Honours Committee.
If you have been nominated for a position, the outcome of the process cannot be confirmed until after appointments have been considered by the Cabinet Appointment and Honours Committee and Cabinet. This is likely to be several months after your nomination was submitted.
Public servants are not usually appointed to statutory boards. The Cabinet Office circular CO (02) 5 Appointment of Public Servants to Statutory Boards has further information.
Board members are paid fees, according to the board’s roles and responsibilities. Education Crown board fees are set by Ministers using the Cabinet Fees Framework. This document is reviewed periodically.
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