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 - Tertiary Education Commission (TEC)
Apply to be a board member of the Tertiary Education Commission (TEC). Start date between April and December 2019.
Apply by 29 March.
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
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.
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.
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.
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