On 26 September 2019 Te Waihanga was established as an autonomous Crown entity under the New Zealand Infrastructure Commission/Te Waihanga Act 2019.
We are responsible to the Minister for Infrastructure as their principal advisor.
The Minister’s annual letter of expectations 2019/20 sets out the following as specific outputs on which Te Waihanga should make progress, or deliver, in the first year:
- Progress on a national infrastructure strategy
- An up-to-date and promoted Infrastructure Pipeline
- Special Topic Reports
- Statement of Intent/Statement of Performance Expectations
- Advice on improving infrastructure procurement practices
- Recruit an additional Board member.
Top: Maurice Davis, David Cochrane, Raveen Jaduram, Stephen Selwood
Bottom: Sue Tindal, Dr Alan Bollard, Sarah Sinclair
Seven Board members have been appointed by the Minister for Infrastructure.
Chair: Dr Alan Bollard
Deputy Chair: Sue Tindal
Appointed Members: David Cochrane, Maurice Davis (appointed from 1 July 2020), Raveen Jaduram, Stephen Selwood and Sarah Sinclair
The Board has a sub-committee, the Audit and Risk Committee. The Committee comprises three Board members and one independent member (appointed by the Board):
Chair: Sue Tindal
Members: David Cochrane, Murray Harrington (independent member) and Raveen Jaduram
The Board, including the Audit and Risk Committee, operates under the Board Charter (April 2020), which sets out the corporate governance for Te Waihanga.
Directions issued by Ministers
In 2019/20 no Ministerial directions were given to Te Waihanga.