What induction should aim to achieve
Induction should start as soon as a board member's appointment takes effect. A well-designed induction programme is essential to helping new members contribute confidently to their work on the board.
Operating within the 'Crown environment' has distinct differences from a commercial or community setting. For instance, all Crown entities, except the Independent Police Conduct Authority, are subject to the provisions of the Official Information Act 1982.
As well as understanding the specific objectives of the board, members should have a proper appreciation of the particular elements and demands of public sector governance, and of the key relationships that will impact on the successful performance of their role.