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

Expressions of Interest open for 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 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)

Last reviewed: Has this been useful? Give us your feedback