Crown entities deliver public services, exercise significant powers, and directly impact the lives of people in New Zealand. To be effective in this, Crown entities must have the trust and confidence of both the Government and the people in New Zealand.

Boards oversee the operations and performance of Crown entities. All board members bring a spirit of service to the community and a desire to improve the wellbeing of the nation and of te ao Māori (consistent with Te Tiriti o Waitangi). A key requirement of the board member’s role is to act with the highest levels of integrity and professional and personal standards.

The Code of Conduct for Crown entity board members has been issued by the Public Service Commissioner to all board members of statutory entities (excluding corporations sole) and Crown entity companies (excluding Crown research institutes and their subsidiaries).

Code of Conduct for Crown entity board members

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