Responsibility for removal

Unless there are specific statutory or governance provisions to the contrary, each board member holds office at the pleasure of the person (Minister or Governor-General as the case may be) who appointed them.

For Crown entities, any decision to remove a board member must be consistent with the principles of natural justice (e.g. section 5 at www.legislation.govt.nz/act/public/1990/0109/latest/DLM225501.html and section 27 at www.legislation.govt.nz/act/public/1990/0109/latest/DLM225529.html) of the New Zealand Bill of Rights Act 1990) and a proper consideration of the matter irrespective of the type of entity (section 41 of the Crown Entities Act www.legislation.govt.nz/act/public/2004/0115/latest/DLM329968.html).

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