Crown entity and other statutory board appointments

We manage the process of appointments to a number of Crown entities, statutory boards and advisory groups on behalf of the responsible Ministers. These are important governance roles where members can make a real difference to education in New Zealand.

Current board appointments

Ngarimu VC and 28th (Māori) Battalion Memorial Scholarship Fund Board Member - D Company representative

On behalf of the Board Chair and Associate Minister of Education, Hon Kelvin Davis, we are seeking expressions of interest from people qualified for this role. Due to the current member stepping down, a new representative is sought for D Company.

Please apply by sending a CV and cover letter to

A detailed position description [DOCX, 17 KB] is attached.

Term: Three years with the possibility of reappointment.

Closing date: Monday 28 November 2022, at 10pm.

Commitment required: 3 meetings a year in Wellington (March, August, and October/November), and additional support or attendance at scholarship panels as needed

Remuneration: $250.00 per day

Reasonable and actual travel and other expenses related to board duties will be paid.

Relevant background and expertise for this position:

  • Whakapapa to D Company
  • understanding of the actions and accomplishments of the 28th Māori Battalion
  • commitment to Māori achievement in education
  • knowledge of te reo me ōna tikanga
  • governance experience on other boards.
  • A background in the armed forces, or in vocational education, is of interest but not required.

About the Ngarimu VC and 28th (Māori) Battalion Memorial Scholarship Fund

The Ngarimu VC and 28th (Māori) Memorial Scholarship Fund (“Fund”) was established after World War II to commemorate the services of Māori in that war, particularly:

  • the 28th Māori Battalion; and
  • Second Lieutenant Te Moananui a Kiwa Ngārimu, the first Māori to receive the Victoria Cross.

The Board works to grant assistance to Māori in education, and/or promote the study and encourage the maintenance of Māori language, history, tradition and culture.

Māori Battalion march to victory
Māori Battalion staunch and true
Māori Battalion march to glory
Take the honour of the people with you.

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 make-up of New Zealand. To ensure this we encourage individuals as well as government agencies, community organisations and industry bodies to submit nominations.

Board appointments we assist with

Education New Zealand website(external link)

Teaching Council of Aotearoa New Zealand website(external link)

New Zealand National Commission for UNESCO website(external link)

New Zealand Council for Educational Research website(external link)

New Zealand Qualifications Authority website(external link)

The Correspondence School — Te Kura website(external link)

Tertiary Education Commission website(external link)

Pacific Education Foundation

Ōtaki and Porirua Trusts Board website(external link)

Ngārimu VC and 28th Māori Battalion Memorial Scholarship Fund Board

Ministerial Advisory Groups

We also assist with appointments to a number of Ministerial Advisory Groups.

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.

Cabinet Appointment and Honours Committee — Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet website(external link)

If you've been nominated for a position, the outcome of the process can't be confirmed until after appointments have been considered by the Cabinet Appointment and Honours Committee and Cabinet. This is likely to take up to 6 months from when your nomination was submitted.

Public servants aren't usually appointed to statutory boards.

Further information is available in the Cabinet Office circular CO(02) 5: Appointment of Public Servants to Statutory Boards.

Circular CO (02) 5 — Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet website(external link)


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.

Cabinet Fees Framework — Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet website(external link)

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