[FYI request #4063 email]
8 July 2016
Dear Sadie RE: OIA 2015-16-43 – CONFLICTS OF INTEREST
Thank you for your email of 26 May 2016, partially transferred to New Zealand Trade and
Enterprise (NZTE) on 3 June 2016, concerning an Official Information Act 1982 request. You
requested the following information:
1. The formal policies for the senior leadership team at NZ Trade & Enterprise for
holding non executive directorships positions (both paid and not paid)
2. A list of the declared possible conflict of interests for the entire senior leadership
team at NZ Trade & Enterprise.
3. The salary bands for the individuals with declared conflict of interest and the
associated directorship fees these individuals receive.
Please find attached the information that you have requested for item 1.
In regards to item 3, we have interpreted “individuals” to mean individuals in the senior
leadership team. There are seven members of the NZTE senior leadership team, four of
whom have declared interests that require conflict management plans. Each individual conflict
management plan has been approved by their manager, agreed by the individual, and
registered with the Director Business Assurance.
The remaining information that falls under items 2 and 3 is being withheld under sections:
9(2)(a) of the OIA – to protect the privacy of natural persons
9(2)(b)(ii) of the OIA – as releasing would be likely to unreasonably prejudice the
commercial position of the subject of the information.
In making the decision to withhold some of the information, we have considered the public
interest under section 9(1) of the Act.
This response fully covers the material you requested. You have the right under section 28(3)
of the Act to seek an investigation and review from the Ombudsman about the decision to
refuse some of your request. The contact details are:
Office of the Ombudsman
PO Box 10 152
Marcus Scoliege DIRECTOR – BOARD AND MINISTERIAL