Governance

Responsible Minister

We are responsible to the Minister for Infrastructure and monitored by the Treasury.

Advisor on infrastructure

As the Government’s primary advisor on infrastructure, we will continue to ensure there is a balance between our independent views and maintaining influence with decision-makers.

Delivery of the Infrastructure Strategy

We are expected to continue our progress on the Infrastructure Strategy, including engaging the Minister on its development. The draft Infrastructure Strategy will be delivered to the Minister on 25 September 2021.

Additional strategy and support functions

As outlined in the New Zealand Infrastructure Commission/Te Waihanga Act 2019, we are required to provide strategy, planning and support functions on major projects.

Special Topic Reports

Our Board is expected to make independent decisions on the topics of the special reports.

Budget process

We are expected to provide our infrastructure and delivery perspectives so that Government Ministers are supported with the right information to make decisions on new capital proposals.

Ministerial directions issued to Te Waihanga

Transmission Gully Interim Review

(1 July 2020, DEV-20-MIN-0132)

In August 2020, Te Waihanga received a Ministerial directive to oversee a wide-ranging interim review into the Transmission Gully project, including its procurement, terms of contract and implementation.

Report – Interim Project Review of Transmission Gully PPP Project [PDF, 1.2 MB]

Te Waihanga Board

The Te Waihanga Board is appointed by the Minister for Infrastructure and is responsible for our strategy, operations and organisational performance.

Our Board combines significant economic expertise with legal, financial, regulatory and on-the-ground experience.

On 1 July 2020, Maurice Davis was appointed to the Board. In April 2021, Board member Stephen Selwood stepped down following his appointment as one of four Commissioners of Tauranga City Council.

Both the Board and the Audit and Risk Committee operate under the Board Charter, which sets out the corporate governance for the Commission.

Te Waihanga Board Charter [PDF, 736 KB]

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.

Audit and Risk Committee

The Audit and Risk Committee is the only Board committee and comprises three current Te Waihanga Board members and one independent member who is appointed by the Board.

Chair: Sue Tindal

Members: David Cochrane, Raveen Jaduram and Murray Harrington (independent member).

Board Member

Board

Board Special meetings**

Audit & Risk Committee

Audit & Risk Committee Special meetings***

Dr Alan Bollard

10/10

1/1

-

-

Sue Tindal

10/10

1/1

5/5

4/4

David Cochrane

10/10

1/1

5/5

3/4

Maurice Davis

10/10

1/1

-

-

Raveen Jaduram

10/10

1/1

5/5

4/4

Sarah Sinclair

9/10

1/1

-

-

Stephen Selwood*

7/7

-

-

-

Murray Harrington (independent member)

-

1/1

5/5

4/4

Attendance/eligible to attend.

* In April 2021, Stephen Selwood stepped down from the Board following his appointment as a Commissioner of Tauranga City Council. His last meeting was 18 February 2021.

** In addition to holding 10 regular Board meetings the Board met once to consider the 2021/22 Te Waihanga Statement of Performance Expectations.

*** In addition to holding five regular Audit and Risk Committee meetings the ARC met three times to consider the 2021/22 Te Waihanga Statement of Performance Expectations and once to consider the 2019/20 Te Waihanga Annual Report.

Te Waihanga Leadership Team

In the Financial Year 2020/21, Te Waihanga operated five teams responsible for achieving our strategic outcomes: the Chief Executive’s Office, Corporate Services, Engagement and People, Strategy, and Major Projects and Advisory.

Ross Copland, Chief Executive

Jasmine Tietjens, General Manager Corporate Services

Tracey Kai, General Manager Engagement and People

Geoff Cooper, General Manager Strategy

Peter Murray, General Manager Major Projects and Advisory