29 June 2020
Ref: DOIA 1920-1702
Mr John Luke [FYI request #13010 email]
Dear Mr Luke
Thank you for your email of 3 June 2020 to the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment
(the Ministry) requesting, under the Official Information Act 1982 (the Act), the following
The current board vacancies seems all expired and the webpage is not activity up to date.
May I kindly request, your org chart for people in relation to this board nomination service
team. Also, I would like to know what is your internal protocol for managing and releasing
vacancy on this web page. Are there any dedicate people mange this web page to ensure
The web page said "Last updated: 03 March 2020" are there any more vacancy that is not
showing on this page since last update?
I understand the COVID19 may have some impact, but I understand people are still
working from home and this page has not been properly look after for 3 months.
Please find attached a copy of the organisation chart for the Appointments and Governance
Team which is the team that manages most board appointments for the Ministry. Some
information in this chart has been withheld under section 9(2)(a) of the Act to protect the
privacy of natural persons. I do not consider that the withholding of this information is
outweighed by public interest considerations in making the information available.
In response to the questions you have raised regarding the internal protocol for managing and
releasing vanacies on the Ministry’s web page, the web page is updated on an as required basis.
Most but not all vacancies may be advertised on the web page as well as the Ministry’s website.
Reappointments to boards are not advertised. There are no new vacancies at this time, the web
page has recently been updated to reflect this.
I trust you find the information helpful. You have the right to seek an investigation and review by
the Ombudsman of this decision. Information about how to make a complaint is available at www.ombudsman.parliament.nz/
or freephone 0800 802 602.
Yours sincerely Paul Metcalf
Manager Appointments and Governance
Entity Perfromace and Investment
A p p o i n t m e n t s & G o v e r n a n c e T e a m
Advisor Board Appointments & Governance