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Crown entity chief executives

Under the Crown Entities Act 2004 Crown entity boards are the employer of Crown entity chief executives.

The State Services Commissioner (the Commissioner) advises on or approves the proposed terms and conditions, including remuneration, of Crown entity chief executives (including the chief executives of Crown entity subsidiaries) as determined by relevant legislation.

  • The State Sector Act 1988 requires the boards of tertiary education institutions (universities, polytechnics and wānanga) to obtain the written concurrence of the Commissioner to the terms and conditions of employment for their chief executives.
  • The Public Health and Disability Act 2000 requires district health boards to obtain the consent of the Commissioner to the terms and conditions of employment for their chief executives.
  • The Crown Entities Act 2004 requires boards of statutory entities to consult the Commissioner about the terms and conditions of employment for their chief executives.
  • There are a small number of other agencies whose enabling legislation requires the Commissioner to be involved in setting the terms and conditions of employment for their chief executives.

More information on the terms and conditions of employment for Crown entity chief executives can be found here.

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