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UPDATE: In June 2018, the State Services Commission published an update to its Conflicts of Interest guidance (99KB PDF)

UPDATED March 2014 to reflect changes made to State sector legislation in 2013.

This guidance applies to Crown Agents, Autonomous Crown Entities and Independent Crown Entities and their subsidiaries (excluding District Health Boards and Corporations Sole). This guidance does not apply to Crown entity companies, Tertiary Education Institutes or School Boards of Trustees. To locate information sources for these entities refer to

Please note that the guidance is not prescriptive.  Entities should ensure the issues are covered in their own documentation, while allowing for the context of the entity concerned, and tailoring the material appropriately.  This guidance does not cover all topics relevant to governance, and many boards' manuals will need to include additional material to suit their legal circumstances and particular activities.




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