10 July 2020
Our Ref: C37069
Tēnā koe, John,
Official Information Act: Request for information regarding the members of the
Complaints Assessment Committee (CAC) at the Real Estate Authority
I refer to your request made via FYI.org.nz of 30 April 2020, received by the REA on 15 June
2020 via the Office of the Ombudsman, in which you request the following:
“I would like to know the current member of Complaints Assessment Committee and
their bio and current term of appointment. Are there any lay member sit within the
Complaints Assessment Committee? Also how is the Complaints Assessment
Committee call for express of interest from the public, what is the member's salary
or pro rata rate per day, any other benefit they received?”
We have considered your request under the Official Information Act 1982 (OIA
Information being released
• Current CAC members
Please find attached a table of our current CAC members, including name,
whether they are a lay member, position and when their 5-year term of
appointment ends, as of 10 July 2020.
• CAC Members Salary
Please find attached a table of the CAC wage band. REA follows the
guidance of the State Services Commission (SSC) Cabinet Fees
Framework to determine and reassess fees paid to CAC members.
You can also find more information on the SSC website or by using this
CAC members do not receive any
• Calls for expressions of interest from the public
REA advertises for CAC members publicly by advertising on our website
(REA.govt.nz), jobs.govt.nz, Seek, TradeMe, Law Society (specifically for
lawyers, the Chair) and word of mouth (staff and other CAC members).
Information not being released
Your request for the bio of each CAC member of REA is refused under section 18(g) of the
OIA, on the basis that this information is not held by REA. REA does not require members
bios. Therefore, the REA cannot provide the information you have
If you wish to discuss this response with us, please contact me by phone on 04 815 8585,
or by email at [email address].
You have the right to make a complaint, in respect of this response, to the Ombudsman.
Information about how to make a complaint is available at www.ombudsman.parliament.nz.
You may make the complaint online at that web address,
by email at [email address],
or in writing to the following address:
PO Box 10 152
Nāku iti noa, nā
Regulatory Services Administrator
Current List of CAC Members as of 10 July 2020
Current CAC Wage Band as of 10 July 2020