Crown entity boards have overall responsibility for organisational performance and are accountable to the Minister and through the Minister to Parliament.

How are Crown entities governed - accountability diagram.

Definitions:

  • Accountable: owed to the person who assesses performance and has authority to decide on rewards and sanctions.
  • Answerable: owed to persons/agencies in so far as they exercise a statutory or delegated authority to make a legitimate and lawful request for information.

The Board is responsible for the internal governance of the entity and undertakes its role within wider frameworks for planning and reporting, financial powers etc that apply to the Crown entity system.

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