8 February 2023
Ref: DOIA 2223-1627
Email: john luke <[FYI request #21638 email]>
Tēnā koe John Luke
Thank you for your email of 23 January 2023 to the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment
(MBIE) requesting, under the Official Information Act 1982 (the Act), the following information:
May I ask during this round of Electricity Authority Board appointments. How did you call for
public nomination and on what platform you have call for public nominations, e.g. govt.jobs
website. Also, how many applications you have received from the public and how many you have
received from other nominating agencies such as TPK or ministry of women. Within these
applications, how many you have interviewed.
Please see MBIE’s response to the following queries mentioned in your request:
1. How did MBIE call for the public Nomination?
MBIE sought the Minister’s own nominations, and nominations from her Caucus colleagues. The roles
were advertised on the MBIE website, Jobs.govt.nz and Seek websites. Nominations were also sought from
government population agencies including Te Puni Kōkiri, and the Ministry for Women, Ministry for Pacific
Peoples, Office of Ethnic Communities (now Ministry for Ethnic Communities) and Office for Disability
Issues (now Whaikaha - Ministry of Disabled People).
2. What Platform did MBIE use to call for nominations on?
The MBIE website, Jobs.govt.nz and Seek platforms were used.
3. How many applications did MBIE receive from the public?
MBIE received 23 applications from the public.
4. How many applications have MBIE received from nomination agencies such as TPK or Ministry
MBIE received one nomination from the Ministry for Women.
5. From these applications, how many have been interviewed?
MBIE interviewed six candidates for the two member vacancies on the Board.
If you wish to discuss any aspect of your request or this response, or if you require any further assistance,
please contact [email address].
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
Nāku noa, nā
Paul Metcalf Manager, Appointments and Governance
Labour, Science and Enterprise, MBIE