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Board appointments

The Treasury's Governance and Appointments team provides advice to Shareholding Ministers and Responsible Ministers on candidates suitable for appointment to the boards of entities such as State-owned enterprises, the Crown financial institutions, other Crown entity companies and statutory entities.

Altogether, this covers around 240 board positions. Other government departments and agencies provide the same service to Ministers for appointments to the several hundred other non-commercial government-appointed boards and commissions.

Every year, the tenure of approximately one third of all board members end and are considered by Ministers, assisted by advice provided by the Treasury. In many cases incumbent directors will be reappointed. However, Ministers will generally make between 40 - 50 new appointments each year.

In this section

  • What we look for

    Every board vacancy creates an opportunity to assess the needs of the board and the entity. While particular expertise is a likely requirement for a specific position, candidates should also be aware of generic eligibility criteria.
  • Application process

    The Treasury operates an online database where candidates can express an interest in board positions, and upload and maintain their cv.
  • Terms of appointment

    While candidates should undertake due diligence on boards they may have an interest in, they should also be aware of the generic terms and conditions of any proposed appointment.
  • Appointment-only entities

    There are some boards and bodies where the Treasury manages only the board appointment function.
Last updated: 
Tuesday, 24 March 2020