Appointments to statutory bodies

The Department of Internal Affairs is responsible for administering appointments to approximately 50 statutory bodies. For a complete list of these organisations, see: Statutory Bodies

About appointments to statutory bodies

The Department collects nominations, undertakes a short-listing of candidates and recommends suitable
candidate(s) to the relevant Minister who will select their preferred appointee(s). Final decisions are approved by Cabinet.

If you are interested in serving on a statutory body, the Department recommends that you register with one of the following nominating agencies: 

Registering with a nominating agency does not mean your name will be put forward automatically to Ministers, as agencies select suitable candidates to forward for consideration based on the appointment criteria.

Current calls for nominations for appointment to a statutory body can be found at: Appointments (below)

Please note that:

Information that needs to be provided when applying

All candidates for appointment to a statutory body need to complete a nomination form. provide a current curriculum vitae, and ideally, provide a cover letter explaining how their skills and experience are relevant.

Statutory appointments

Calls for nominations

Recent calls for nominations are detailed in the following table:

Statutory bodyFormsStatusClose date
Chief Gambling Commissioner CLOSED 18 October 2019
Library and Information Advisory Commission (LIAC) CLOSED 4 October 2019 
Development Contributions Commissioners CLOSED 25 October 2019 
Charities Registration Board  CLOSED 15 September 2019 
Winston Churchill Memorial Trust
  • Nomination Form
  • Candidate Information
CLOSED 28 August 2019

Planned calls for nominations

Planned calls for nominations are detailed in the following table:

Statutory bodyFormsStartEnd date
Winston Churchill Memorial Trust
  • Nomination Form
  • Candidate Information
TBC
late 2019
 

Recent announcements

The most recent appointments were:

Board of Fire and Emergency New Zealand

Gwendoline Tepania-Palmer appointed to the Board Fire and Emergency New Zealand:

Hon Tracey Martin, Minister of Internal Affairs has appointed Gwendoline Tepania-Palmer to the Board of Fire and Emergency New Zealand for a three-year term beginning on 9 September 2019.

Ms Tepania-Palmer is an experienced state sector director. She has served extended periods as an appointed member of the Auckland and the Waitemata District Health Boards and has served on the National Health Committee and the Health Quality and Safety Commission.

Ms Tepania-Palmer has extensive links to Māori communities and professional groups. She has been a member of the Māori Doctors Association, the National Council of Māori Nurses, and has been involved in primary health organisations and Māori health providers. She was the former Chair of the Ngāti Hine Health Trust.

Ms Tepania-Palmer also brings community-based knowledge of first responder services to her new role.

Film and Literature Board of Review

Appointments to the Film and Literature Board of Review - new terms ending in 2022:

Hon Tracey Martin, Minister of Internal Affairs has reappointed Nigel Dunlop, Dr Tom Brown and Dr Waikaremoana (Moana) Waitoki and the appointment of Susan Rowe, Thomas (Tom) Turton and Lillian (Lizzie) Marvelly as members of the Film and Literature Board of Review for three-year terms.  The new terms begin on 20 September 2019.

The Board is a statutory appeal body, established under section 91 of the Films, Videos and Publications Act 1993. It is responsible for reviewing appeals about classification decisions made by the Office of Film and Literature Classification. 

Hon Tracey Martin has also written to Jeff Sissions, Janet Peters and Gillian Ferguson thanking them for the contributions to the work of the Board.

Board of Fire and Emergency New Zealand

Appointments of the Chair and Deputy Chair of the Board of Fire and Emergency New Zealand:

Hon Tracey Martin, Minister of Internal Affairs has reappointment Hon Paul Swain QSO as Chair of the Board of Fire and Emergency New Zealand for a two-year term beginning on 7 June 2019.

The Minister has also appointed Rebecca Keoghan MNZM as a new Board member and as Deputy Chair. Ms Keoghan has been appointed for a three-year term beginning on 7 June 2019.

Ms Keoghan brings diverse governance experience, expertise in health and safety and first responder issues from a rural perspective, to her new role.

Hon Tracey Martin has also acknowledged the work of Dr Nicola Crauford and Peter Drummond who have now ended their terms on the Board.

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