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, you can register with one or more 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: Recent Announcements and Appointments (below)

Please note that:

Recent announcements

There are currently no calls for nominations. Additional informational information can be obtained by emailing appointments@dia.govt.nz 

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

Other recent calls for nominations are detailed in the following table:

Statutory bodyFormsStatusClose date

Racing Integrity Board

Expression of Interest Form - Word (DOCX, 54KB)
Candidate Information Sheet - PDF (PDF, 128KB)

CLOSED

5.00pm, Friday, 27 October 2023

TAB New Zealand Board of Directors

Candidate information sheet and nomination form - WORD (DOCX, 58KB)

CLOSED

5.00pm, Monday, 2 October 2023

New Zealand Lottery Grants Board 

Expression of Interest Form - Word (DOCX, 66KB)
Candidate Information Sheet - PDF (PDF, 1806KB)
Role Overview - PDF (PDF, 169KB)

CLOSED 

5.00pm, Friday 5 May 2023

Lottery Distribution Committees

Expression of Interest Form - Word (DOCX, 114KB)
Candidate Information Sheet - PDF (PDF, 226KB)
Role Overview - PDF (PDF, 160KB)

CLOSED

5.00pm, Friday 5 May 2023

Community Trusts

Nomination Form - Word (DOCX, 61KB)
Candidate Information Sheet - PDF (PDF, 174KB)

CLOSED

5.00pm, Wednesday 26 April 2023

Winston Churchill Memorial Trust

Nomination Form - Word (DOCX, 61KB)
Candidate Information Sheet - PDF (PDF, 135KB)
Role Overview - PDF (PDF, 148KB)

CLOSED

5.00pm, Monday 3 April 2023

Taumata Arowai – Māori Advisory Group member   

Candidate information sheet – Māori Advisory Group member - PDF (PDF, 251KB)
Candidate information sheet – Māori Advisory Group member - Word (DOCX, 104KB)
Nomination form – Māori Advisory Group - PDF (PDF, 216KB)
Nomination form – Māori Advisory Group - Word (DOCX, 93KB)

CLOSED

5.00pm, Tuesday 21 March 2023

Water Services Entities Establishment Boards (four)

Expression of Interest form (DOCX, 197KB)
Candidate Information sheet - PDF (PDF, 308KB)

CLOSED

5.00pm,  Sunday 16 October 2022

Film and Literature Board of Review

Expression of Interest form (DOCX, 98KB)
Candidate Information sheet - PDF (PDF, 156KB)
Candidate Information sheet - WORD (DOCX 53KB) 

CLOSED

10.00am, Monday 26 September 2022

Guardians Kaitiaki of the Alexander Turnbull Library

Expression of Interest form (DOCX, 95KB)
Candidate Information sheet - PDF (PDF, 145KB)
Candidate Information sheet - WORD (DOCX 53KB)

CLOSED

5.00pm, Friday 19 August 2022

Library and Information Advisory Commission

Expression of Interest form (DOCX, 95KB)
Candidate Information sheet - PDF (PDF, 141KB)
Candidate Information sheet - WORD (DOCX 50KB)

CLOSED 

5.00pm, Friday 19 August 2022

Chief Gambling Commissioner

Expression of Interest form (DOCX, 95KB)
Candidate Information sheet - PDF (PDF, 134KB)
Candidate Information sheet - WORD (DOCX 70KB)

CLOSED

5.00pm, Friday 26 August 2022

Racing Integrity Board appointment

Expression of Interest form (DOCX, 99KB)
Candidate Information sheet - PDF  (PDF, 129KB)
Candidate Information sheet - WORD (DOCX 54KB)

CLOSED

5.00PM, Friday 24 June 2022

Whanganui Community Foundation appointments

Expression of Interest form (DOCX, 99KB)
Candidate Information sheet - PDF  (PDF, 169KB)
Candidate Information sheet - WORD (DOCX 52KB)

CLOSED 

10.00PM, Sunday 19 June 2022

 Community Trusts appointments

Expression of Interest form (DOCX, 37KB)
Candidate Information sheet - PDF (PDF, 216KB)
Candidate Information sheet - WORD (DOCX 50KB)

CLOSED

10.00PM, Sunday 12 June 2022

Lottery Community Committees

Candidate Information sheet (DOCX, 96KB)
Expression of Interest form (DOCX, 43KB)

CLOSED

10.00PM, Sunday 29 May 2022

Archives Council/ Te Rua Wānanga

Expression of Interest form (DOCX, 99KB)
Candidate Information sheet - PDF (PDF, 201KB)
Candidate Information sheet - WORD (DOCX 51KB)

CLOSED 

10.00PM, Monday 22 May 2022

Board of Fire and Emergency New Zealand

Expression of Interest form (DOCX, 37KB)
Candidate Information sheet - PDF (PDF, 216KB)
Candidate Information sheet - WORD (DOCX 50KB)

CLOSED 

10.00AM, Monday 16 May 2022

Local Government Commission/ Mana Kāwanatanga ā Rohe

Expression of Interest form (DOCX, 81KB)
Candidate Information sheet - PDF (PDF, 200KB)

CLOSED

10.00PM, Sunday 1 May 2022

The New Zealand Lottery Grants Board/ Te Puna Tahua

Expression of Interest form (DOCX, 68KB)
Candidate Information sheet - PDF (PDF, 172KB)
Candidate Information sheet - WORD (DOCX 43KB)

CLOSED 

10.00PM, Monday 25 April 2022

Taumata Arowai – Māori Advisory Group member

Nomination form – Māori Advisory Group (DOCX, 92KB)
Candidate information sheet – Māori Advisory Group member (PDF, 253KB)

CLOSED

5.00PM, Tuesday 1 March 2022

Pacific Development and Conservation Trust

Expression of Interest form (DOCX, 93KB)
Candidate Information sheet (PDF, 109KB) 

CLOSED

5.00PM, Friday 15 October 2021

Gambling Commission

Expression of Interest form (DOCX, 92KB)
Candidate Information sheet (PDF, 106KB) 

CLOSED

5.00PM, Friday 8 October 2021

Chair, Racing Safety Development Fund Industry Working Group

Expression of Interest form (DOCX, 92KB)
Candidate Information sheet (PDF, 440KB)

CLOSED

5.00pm, Friday 8 October 2021

Digital Council for Aotearoa New Zealand

Application and Nomination form (DOCX, 79KB)
Candidate Information sheet (PDF, 552KB)

CLOSED 

11.59pm, Sunday 12 September 2021

Winston Churchill Memorial Trust Board

Application and Nomination form (DOCX, 119KB)
Candidate Information sheet (PDF, 131KB)

CLOSED

Midnight 19 September 2021

Lottery distribution committees including Oranga Marae

Application and Disclosure Form for 2021 LDC appointments round (DOCX, 77KB)
Combined LDC 2021 candidate information sheet (PDF, 222KB)

CLOSED

Midnight, Sunday 1 August 2021

Film and Literature Board of Review

Nomination Form (DOCX, 86KB)
Candidate Information – Film and Literature Board of Review (PDF, 128KB) 

CLOSED

5pm, Sunday 18 July 2021

Library and Information Advisory Commission | Ngā Kaiwhakamārama i ngā Kohikohinga Kōrero

Nomination Form (DOCX, 62KB)
Candidate Information – Library and Information Advisory Commission (LIAC) (PDF, 198KB) 

CLOSED

5pm Wednesday, 7 July 2021

Guardians Kaitiaki of the Alexander Turnbull Library

Nomination Form (DOCX, 84KB)
Candidate Information – Guardians Kaitiaki of the Alexander Turnbull Library (PDF, 154KB)

CLOSED

5pm Friday, 9 July 2021

Charities Registration Board

Nomination Form (DOCX, 85KB)
Candidate Information – Charities Registration Board (PDF, 127KB)

CLOSED

Monday, 7 June 2021

 Fire and Emergency New Zealand Board 

Nomination Form (DOCX, 98KB)
Candidate Information – Fire and Emergency New Zealand (PDF, 207KB)

CLOSED

Monday, 7 June 2021

 Chinese Poll Tax Heritage Trust

Nomination Form (PDF, 73KB)
Candidate Information – Chinese Poll Tax Heritage Trust (PDF, 113KB)

 CLOSED

Friday, 30 April 2021

Community Trusts – Bay

Nomination Form (PDF, 73KB)
Candidate Information – Bay Trust (PDF, 442KB)

CLOSED 

Friday, 26 March 2021

Community Trusts – Community Trust South

Nomination Form (PDF, 73KB)
Candidate Information – Community Trust South (PDF, 445KB)

CLOSED 

Friday, 26 March 2021

Community Trusts – Eastern and Central Community Trust

Nomination Form (PDF, 73KB)
Candidate Information – Eastern and Central Community Trust (PDF, 441KB)

CLOSED 

Friday, 26 March 2021

Community Trusts – Foundation North

Nomination Form (PDF, 73KB)
Candidate Information – Foundation North (PDF, 444KB)

CLOSED 

Friday, 26 March 2021

Community Trusts – Otago Community Trust

Nomination Form (PDF, 73KB)
Candidate Information – Otago Community Trust (PDF, 442KB)

CLOSED 

Friday, 26 March 2021

Community Trusts – Rātā Foundation

Nomination Form (PDF, 73KB)
Candidate Information – Rātā Foundation (PDF, 444KB)

CLOSED 

Friday, 26 March 2021

Community Trusts – The Community Trust of Mid and South Canterbury

Nomination Form (PDF, 73KB)
Candidate Information – The Community Trust of Mid and South Canterbury (PDF, 441KB)

CLOSED 

Friday, 26 March 2021

Community Trusts – Trust Waikato

Nomination Form (PDF, 73KB)
Candidate Information – Trust Waikato (PDF, 442KB)

CLOSED 

Friday, 26 March 2021

Community Trusts – TSB Community Trust

Nomination Form (PDF, 73KB)
Candidate Information – TSB Community Trust (PDF, 441KB)

CLOSED 

Friday, 26 March 2021

Community Trusts – Wellington Community Trust 

Nomination Form (PDF, 73KB)
Candidate Information – Wellington Community Trust (PDF, 442KB)

CLOSED 

Friday, 26 March 2021

Community Trusts – West Coast Community Trust

Nomination Form (PDF, 73KB)
Candidate Information – West Coast Community Trust (PDF, 539KB)

CLOSED 

Friday, 26 March 2021

Community Trust – Whanganui Community Foundation

Nomination Form (PDF, 73KB)
Candidate Information – Whanganui Community Foundation (PDF, 441KB)

CLOSED  

Friday, 26 March 2021

Office of Film and Literature Classification

Vacancy: Deputy Chief Censor

Role Overview (.DOCX, 47KB)

CLOSED

Friday, 12 March 2021

Library and Information Advisory Commission (LIAC)

Nomination Form (.DOCX, 92KB)
Candidate Information (.DOCX, 48KB)

CLOSED 

Friday, 26 February 2021

Board Members of Winston Churchill Memorial Trust Board

Nomination Form (.DOCX, 92KB)
Candidate Information (.PDF, 58KB)

CLOSED 

Friday, 22 January 2021

Board Members of Racing Integrity Board

Nomination Form (.DOCX, 92KB)
Candidate Information (.PDF, 58KB)

 CLOSED 

Friday, 15 January 2021

Board Members of TAB New Zealand

Nomination Form (.DOCX, 92KB)
Candidate Information (.DOCX, 58KB)

CLOSED

Friday, 15 January 2021

Board Members and Chair of Taumata Arowai – the Water Regulator

Nomination Form (.DOCX, 84KB)
Candidate Information (.DOC, 103KB)

CLOSED

Friday, 20  November 2020

Members and Chair of Māori Advisory Group for Taumata Arowai – the Water Regulator

Nomination Form (.DOCX, 84KB)
Candidate Information (.DOC, 97KB)

 CLOSED

Friday, 20 November 2020

Office of Film and Literature ClassificationUnique statutory role – Deputy Chief Censor

Application form (.DOCX, 73KB)
Position description (PDF, 150KB)

CLOSED

 24 July 2020

New Zealand Lottery Grants Board

Nomination Form (.DOCX, 89KB)
Candidate Information (.DOCX, 57KB)

  CLOSED

 29 March 2020

Archives Council

Nomination Form (.DOCX, 89KB)
Candidate Information (.DOCX, 57KB)

 CLOSED

 23 March 2020

Community Trusts

Nomination Form (.DOCX, 89KB)
Candidate Information (.DOCX, 57KB)

 CLOSED

14 February 2020

Chief Gambling Commissioner

Nomination Form (.DOCX, 87KB)
Candidate Information (.DOCX, 47KB)

CLOSED

18 October 2019

Library and Information Advisory Commission (LIAC)

Nomination Form (.DOCX, 93KB)
Candidate Information (.DOCX, 52KB)

CLOSED

4 October 2019 

Development Contributions Commissioners

Nomination Form (.DOCX, 89KB)
Candidate Information (.DOCX, 41KB)

CLOSED

25 October 2019 

Charities Registration Board 

Nomination Form (.DOCX, 102KB)
Candidate Information (.DOCX, 46KB)

CLOSED

15 September 2019 

Winston Churchill Memorial Trust

Nomination FormCandidate Information

CLOSED

28 August 2019

Recent Appointments

2023 appointments

Appointment Date

Committee

Appointee

4 March 2023

Library and Information Advisory Commission | Ngā Kaiwhakamārama I ngā Kohikohinga Kōrero 

Vanisa Dhiru MNZM JP

20 January 2023

Rātā Foundation 

Judene Edgar

20 January 2023

Eastern and Central Community Trust

Mark Cleary

20 January 2023

Bay of Plenty Community Trust 

Louis Rāpihana

9 January 2023

Library and Information Advisory Commission | Ngā Kaiwhakamārama I ngā Kohikohinga Kōrero 

Dr Warren Williams

2022 appointments

Appointment Date

Committee

Appointee

12 December 2022

Fire and Emergency New Zealand / Whakaratonga Iwi Board

Hon Ruth Dyson

Belinda Clark QSO

26 November 2022

Guardians Kaitiaki of the Alexander Turnbull Library 

Roger Shepherd ONZM

14 November 2022

Oranga Marae Committee 

Niwa Ranji Nuri

Tracey Wright

14 November 2022

Lottery West Coast/Nelson/Marlborough Community Committee | Rota ki te Hapori o Te Tai Poutini / Whakatū-Wairau

Corrina Charlotte Gestro-Best

Brent Tahi Maru JP

Latham John Martin

Philippa Burns

14 November 2022

Lottery Wellington/Wairarapa Community Committee | Rota ki te Hapori o Te Upoko o te Ika / Wairarapa 

Vanisa Dhiru MNZM JP

Catherine Rossiter Stead

14 November 2022

Lottery Waikato Community Committee | Rota ki te Hapori o Waikato 

Gwen Tepania-Palmer ONZM

Jason Howarth

14 November 2022

Lottery Taranaki Community Committee

Te Aorangi Lauren Dillon

14 November 2022

Lottery Significant Projects Committee | Kaupapa Hiranga Tahua

Helen Algar

14 November 2022

Lottery Outdoor Safety Committee | Te Tahua Whakaruruhau 

Robert (Rob) Hohepa Hewitt

Helen Tait

Brenda Wraight

Patrick Holmes

14 November 2022

Lottery Otago/Southland Community Committee | Rota ki te Hapori Ōtākou / Murihiku 

Terence Reginald Joseph Nicholas

Jill Ridden

14 November 2022

Lottery Northland Community Committee | Rota ki te Hapori o Te Hiku o te Ika 

Jonny Michael Gritt

Ralph John Correa

Kathrine Clarke

14 November 2022

Lottery National Community Committee | Te Tahua Hapori Ngā Whakaurunga 

Robert (Rob) Hohepa Hewitt

Helen Tait

Patrick Holmes

14 November 2022

Lottery Manawatu/Wanganui Community Committee | Rota ki te Hapori o Manawatū / Whanganui

Michelle Yvette Fannin

Nola Fox

Victoria Kaye Simmons

14 November 2022

Lottery Individuals with Disabilities Committee | Te Komiti Rota mō te Tangata Hauātanga 

Frian Percy Wadia

Frieda Crawford

Sharon Gemmell

14 November 2022

Lottery Health Research Committee | Te Tahua Rangahau Hauora 

Dr Tupa’ilevaililigi Ridvan Firestone

Janine Ann Horton JP

14 November 2022

Lottery Hawke's Bay Community Committee | Rota ki te Hapori o Te Mātau-a-Māui 

John Worden

Levi Walford

Tessa Robin

14 November 2022

Lottery Environment and Heritage Committee | Te Tahua Taiao Ngā Taonga  

Dr Vivienne Frances Shaw

Eileen von Dadelszen

14 November 2022 

Lottery Community Facilities Committee | Te Tahua Hapori Ngā Whakarunga 

Helen Algar

14 November 2022

Lottery Canterbury / Kaikōura Community Committee | Rota ki te Hapori Waitaha / Kaikōura 

Kerry Maxwell Stevens

Sina Ktiona Cotter Tait

Dr David Ivory

14 November 2022

Lottery Bay of Plenty/Gisborne Community Committee | Rota ki te Hapori o Te Moana-a-Toi / Tūranganui-a-Kiwa 

Carol Linda Quick QSM

Suki Xiao

Nicola McCartney

14 November 2022

Lottery Auckland Community Committee | Rota ki te Hapori o Tāmaki Makaurau 

Anna Candy QSO JP

Therese Marie Lanigan-Behrent

Sook (Grace) Ryu

9 November 2022

Charities Registration Board / Te Rātā Arawhai

Gwendoline Rose Keel

31 October 2022

Whanganui Community Foundation

Michael Dewhirst

Mary Bennett

Kevin Ross

31 October 2022

West Coast Community Trust 

John Wood

Ruth Vaega

Simon Bastion

Jacqueline Grant ONZM

31 October 2022

Wellington Community Fund 

Mele Louisa Wendt MNZM

Kenneth (ken) Allen

Dr Pushpa Wood ONZM

Roger Palairet

Mary Catherine O’Regan

31 October 2022

Trust Waikato

Anna Casey-Cox

Anjum Rahman MNZM

Christopher Flat

Janise Hine-Kapetiu Eketone

31 October 2022

Toi Foundation

Bali Haque

Christophe Ussher

Ryan Eagar

31 October 2022

The Community Trust of Mid and South Canterbury 

Tina Marie Stevenson

Nathan Craig Mills

Peter Peilua

Diana Hay

Janine Holland

31 October 2022

Rātā Foundation

Philippa Burns

Dr Sharon Ellen Barcello Gemmell MNZM JP

Dr David Ivory

31 October 2022

Otago Community Trust 

Haley Philippa Van Leeuwen

Barb Long

Diccon Sim

Tuari Potiki

31 October 2022

Foundation North 

Michelle Tsui

Romy Udanga

Ngaire Rae

31 October 2022

Eastern and Central Community Trust

Georgina Morrison

Corey Kennett

John Bunny

31 October 2022

Community Trust South 

Aimee Kaio

31 October 2022

Bay of Plenty Community Trust 

Mawena Karetai

Stephanie Ngahuia Northey

Stephen (Steve) John Napier

Roger Taylor

10 October 2022

Racing Integrity Board 

Neville Owen Harris QSO

22 August 2022

Archives Council / Te Rua Wānanga 

Elizabeth (Liz) Sinclair

Associate Professor Peter Adds

Cameron Curd

 

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