Briefing to incoming minister

Briefing to the Incoming Minister of Finance and Minister for State Owned Enterprises - Commercial Operations Group [2014]

This briefing is part of the suite of briefings prepared for incoming Ministers by the Treasury following the general election of 20 September 2014.

See also 2014 Treasury Briefings to Incoming Ministers and other agencies' briefings on the Beehive website.

This document has been proactively released. Redactions made to the document have been made consistent with provisions of the Official Information Act 1982.

  • Introduction
  • I. SOE Framework
  • II. Overview of Commercial Operations
  • III. Recent Developments in Treasury's Monitoring Approach
  • IV. Key Decisions to February 2015 and Beyond
  • Annex A: Shareholding and Responsible Ministers
  • Annex B: SOE Portfolio - board positions due for consideration up to 30 April 2015

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