Databases of experts, specialists and professionals are maintained by some government departments so that they can advise MPís and other interested parties of potential candidates for reference groups, steering committees, advisory groups, and statutory boards.
Ministry of Women's Affairs nominations service
Their nominations service actively promotes appointments of suitably qualified or experienced women to statutory boards, trusts, committees and review teams. By registering with the service they can identify suitable vacancies for you, recommend you for appointment and help develop your capability as a board member.
Successful nominees typically have: leadership experience in a community or service group; board experience in a commercial enterprise, relevant community or professional group; chief executive or senior management experience in a commercial enterprise or relevant community or professional group; and awareness of current affairs.
Te Puni Kokiri nominations service
They maintain a database of Maori who may be available for nomination to various statutory boards, committees, and advisory groups. They need people with a variety of skills and experience to provide strategic input and direction on these boards and organisations. They use the database to provide names of suitable candidates to: Government Ministers; Government departments and agencies; and private sector organisations.
Conservation Boards, Department of Conservation
You can nominate individuals (or yourself) for membership of conservation boards and the New Zealand Conservation Authority.
There are 14 conservation boards, one for each of the Department's 13 conservancies plus one for the Chatham Islands. Conservation boards provide for interaction between the community and the Department.
The New Zealand Conservation Authority (NZCA) is an independent body closely involved in conservation planning, policy and management advice, which is serviced by the Department of Conservation (DOC).
Public nominations for membership of the 14 conservation boards are sought each year, and three-yearly to the New Zealand Conservation Authority. Appointments are made by the Minister of Conservation.
Nomination forms are available on the DOC website and from DOC offices once nominations open.
Crown Company Monitoring Advisory Unit (CCMAU)
There are currently 213 director positions on boards across the companies they monitor, comprising state-owned enterprises, Crown research institutes and other Crown-owned companies and entities.
CCMAU advises Ministers on appointments to Crown company boards. They maintain a close working relationship with other appointing agencies, and share candidate information where applicable (and authorised by candidates).
Department of Internal Affairs
They have a list of statutory boards and trusts they administer, including Lotteries Board and Committees.
Ministry of Health Statutory Bodies
Appointments made to these bodies are generally for a three-year term. The Ministry of Health is responsible for assisting the Minister in making these appointments.
Ministry of Culture and Heritage
In the cultural sector, many of the Governmentís programmes are delivered, and its outcomes achieved, through the work of non-departmental agencies. A significant key to their success is that these organisations have strong boards and good governance. The Ministry for Culture and Heritage supports Ministers in their appointments to the boards of Crown entities in the sector.
Relevant appointments include Te Waka Toi (Creative NZ), Maori Heritage Council of NZ Historic Places Trust, and Te Ara Wahanga, The Maori Advisory Committee for Encyclopaedia NZ.
Board appointments database, Institute of Directors
They maintain a database of members who are willing to be on Boards of Directors. They specialise in finding non-executive directors and chairpersons for companies of all sizes.
Office for Disability Issues
Created in December 2006 to provide a register of people with disabilities who are willing to give a disability perspective on statutory boards and committees.