Nominations Service

Welcome to the Ministry for Women’s Nominations Service.  

The Nominations Service supports women into governance positions within the public sector, by providing the names of suitable candidates for board positions to government agencies which appoint to public sector boards.

To update your details and CV login to our database. If you have any issues logging in, please contact us at

We work closely with a number of government agencies that appoint to boards across a range of sectors, providing candidates for board vacancies matched to specified skills, backgrounds and levels of experience.

If you are interested in furthering your governance career within the public sector, we would love to hear from you. You can sign-up for our database now. We will use the information you provide to nominate you for suitable positions as they become available. You can use the journey to appointment pathway to learn about the steps along the way. 

We look forward to receiving your registration. If you want to discuss anything about this process, please contact us at or telephone 04 915 7112

Developing your governance career

Here is further advice about developing your governance career. After you have registered with the Nominations Service, please ensure we have your up-to-date CV. The information from your CV is used to prepare a brief biographical profile; an outdated CV can put you at a disadvantage. Tips for preparing a governance CV can be found on our website.

What happens next?

We will be in touch to notify you of publicly-advertised vacancies which we think you're a good fit for. If you apply for one of these vacancies, please let us know so we can notify the appointing agency that the Ministry for Women supports you application.

We may also contact you to let you know that your name has been submitted to an appointing agency as a direct nomination of either the Minister for Women or the Ministry for Women.

You can use the journey to appointment pathway to learn about the steps along the way. 

Read more about Women in Governance.