governance

This deliverable is focused on establishing an appropriate governance operating model between the Establishment Board and the subsidiary Councils. It includes selection and appointment of the Board members of the subsidiary companies which will become effective on 1 April 2020 after the existing ITP Councils are disestablished. It will also focus on establishing an operating model between the Board, subsidiaries, and regional leadership groups.

To facilitate its work, during the period through to March 2020, Board members will establish constructive lines of communication between the Establishment Board and the existing ITP governance teams.

Barry Jordan: Ara, NMIT, Open Polytechnic, Otago Polytechnic, SIT, Tai Poutini Polytechnic, Weltec and Whitireia

Kim Ngārimu: MIT, Northtec, Toi-Ohomai, Unitec

Tania Hodges: EIT, UCOL, Wintec, WITT

Peter Winder: Advisory support ensuring consistency of approach.

What's been done

The NZIST Establishment Board has determined an approach for the selection and appointment of subsidiary board members based on the Treasury framework that is used to appoint directors to the boards of Crown Companies. A key difference is that appointments will be made by the Council of NZIST, not by a Minister.

More details are available in this document: ITP Subsidiary Boards Process [PDF, 154 KB]

What we're working on this month

Establishment Board members are engaging with ITP Councils. We're taking stock of the current skills and capabilities across all the current ITP Councils and using this information to consider the requirements for subsidiary boards, which we'll then circulate back to ITP Councils for consideration and feedback.

Coming up

December 2019-January 2020

We'll call for Expressions of Interest in the first week of December and expect to reeive these until mid to late January. The due diligence process outlined in the document above will then commence.

February 2020

An induction programme will be run for the new subsidiary boards.

April 2020

The new national institute will be stood up with its own governing council and subsidiary boards.