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Apply performance levers

The responsible Minister The Crown entity Monitoring department
  • understands and makes use of levers 9 available to obtain desired performance, including but not restricted to

    • meetings with the board chair and/or chief executive

    • letters of expectation to the board chair

    • requests for information at any time

    • directing the board chair to a particular action unless precluded by another Act

    • lead a process to amend legislation

    • tightening and/or reprioritising the monitoring regime

    • commission a review of an entity’s performance

    • obtaining a court order

    • appointing new board members

    • not reappointing board members

    • initiating the removal of board members

  • chair understands the range of levers available to the Minister to obtain the performance the Minister wants

  • practises risk assessment, including assessing the Minister’s likely response to particular actions or results

  • when appropriate, briefs the Minister on available levers to obtain desired performance

  • under the ‘no surprises’ convention, ensures the entity is aware of its actions or aspect(s) of performance that may trigger the Minister’s use of particular levers


9: See our Performance Levers for Ministers document for more information.

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