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Agency boards & nominations

A range of agencies deliver the government’s programmes in the arts, culture, heritage, broadcasting and sports sectors and strong boards are vital to their success. We manage the appointment of board members, carry out governance duties, and provide support and due diligence on behalf of Ministers.

Role of the boards

The role of each board is determined by legislation or other documentation. This safeguards the Crown’s interest as owner or funder  and ensures the organisation complies with its obligations and purpose.

Appointment criteria

When selecting board members we want to make sure the best-qualified people are appointed to each position. 

Appointments to Crown entity boards are made under each agency’s own legislation, which outlines the agency’s specific requirements.

Government policy requires that boards are representative of the diversity and demographic make-up of New Zealand, including gender, ethnicity, age and geographic location.

When considering a new appointment we seek input from the Ministry for Women, Te Puni Kōkiri, the Ministry of Pacific Island Affairs, the Office of Ethnic Affairs, the Office for Disability Issues and relevant community and professional organisations.

As well as meeting key competencies that apply to their position, board members must have an appreciation of the Crown’s role as the key stakeholder.

Expressions of interests

If you’re interested in joining the board of an arts, culture, heritage, or sports organisation, you can express your interest by adding your name to our register of potential board members.

The information you submit is kept confidential and you can request access to, and correction of, any personal information we hold about you.

The Expression of Interest form is attached as a file download below.

NOTE:  Expression of interest and submission of your details does not mean your name will be automatically forwarded for consideration. Nor does it commit you to accepting an appointment if it is offered to you.

How to register

Download the Expression of Interest form below and email it as an attachment, along with your CV, to noms@mch.govt.nz.

Or print the form and send it with your CV to:

Appointments and Governance
Ministry for Culture and Heritage
PO Box 5364
Wellington 6140

Related information

Governance e-manual book



Updated on 20th September 2016