Crown entities guidance

Last updated: 16 July 2014

Information on the governance and monitoring of Crown entities.

Crown entities are integral to New Zealand's State sector, and society as a whole. This website section provides guidance for responsible Ministers, monitoring departments, boards and staff of Crown entities, with a particular focus on statutory Crown entities. It presents the new It Takes Three: Operating Expectations Framework for Statutory Crown Entities, which shows how the roles of Ministers, monitoring departments and entities all fit together. Please note that the application of the guidance and relevant Acts may vary for specific Crown entities.

 How do the roles and responsibilities all fit together


Guidance for Ministers

Ministers have a key role in managing the Crown's interests in Crown entities.

The role includes:

  • appointing effective boards
  • setting directions and expectations
  • setting funding levels
  • monitoring entity performance

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Guidance for Crown entities

A Crown entity is a public body at arm's-length from Ministers, but still an integral part of the State sector.  All Crown entities are governed by the Crown Entities Act and each statutory Crown entity also has its own enabling legislation.

The Crown entity board's role includes:

  • operating in accordance with the Crown Entities Act and its own legislation
  • monitoring and reporting on its performance

See:
Guidance for statutory Crown entities
Guidance for other Crown entities

Guidance for monitoring departments

The monitoring department plays a vital role in the three-way relationship.

The role includes:

  • assisting the responsible Minister
  • administering appropriations ans legislation as required
  • providing advice to the Minister on entity performance

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What is the 'public sector'?

The public sector consists of a number of different organisational forms. These forms vary in the extent to which they are at an arm's-length from Ministers, how they are governed, and the expectations that apply.

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What is expected of boards and staff: people and conduct?

The boards and staff of Crown entities operate with expectations for conduct and human resources that apply within the State services.

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How are Crown entities governed?

Crown entity boards have overall responsibility for the entity's performance. The responsible Minister sets expectations for the performance of the entity.

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About:

The It Takes Three: Operating Expectations Framework for Statutory Crown Entities was originally developed by the Ministry for Culture and Heritage for the needs of the cultural sector Crown entities.

Feedback:

To offer feedback on any aspect of the Crown entity guidance, or these webpages, please send an email to commission@ssc.govt.nz

 

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 How do the roles and responsibilities all fit together
 Guidance for Monitoring Department
 A guide for Entities
 A Guide for Ministers