In person
Time commitment
Up to 2 hours

Manatū Wāhine, alongside Te Puni Kōkiri, Ministry for Pacific Peoples, Whaikaha - Ministry of Disabled People, and Ministry for Ethnic Communities will be running a webinar about the portfolio of Crown boards and Committees that the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) administer.

MBIE has a focus on growing New Zealand for all. As such, the Appointments Team is responsible for managing a wide range of appointments for Crown entities, statutory bodies and advisory boards on behalf of a number of responsible ministers. You can see a list of them here ( 

At this session you will hear from Becky Gill and Paul Metcalf. They will tell you more about the appointments process, the different boards and committees, and the skills and experiences that they are particularly seeking for their boards/committees. There will also be some time for a few questions and answers.

About our speakers

Paul Metcalf, Manager, Board Appointments and Governance leads the appointments to about 40 Crown Companies, Crown Entities and Statutory Boards, and provides advice on effective governance for these boards. Prior to MBIE, Paul’s career was in environmental regulation, policy, enterprise level strategy development and governance at the Environmental Protection Authority and Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet. Outside of work, Paul enjoys spending time in his garden, tramping, fishing, skiing and diving, particularly with his two children. 

Becky Gill, Senior Advisor has experience in the appointments space across multiple government agencies, with knowledge of HR practices and providing job seekers with advice. She is responsible for managing the board appointment processes and supporting the effective governance of a portfolio of Crown companies, Crown entities and statutory bodies. Prior to this, Becky worked in the not-for-profit sector, including SPCA and the Stroke Foundation and was a Case Manager for MIQ as part of the Covid-19 response.

You will learn about:

  • How the nominating process onto public sector boards and committees works.
  • The different boards and committees administered by MBIE.
  • What MBIE look for when recruiting for these roles.

Who is this for?

  • New and aspiring governance professionals.
  • Members of nominating agency databases.
  • People interested in joining nominating agency databases.


There are no upcoming sessions. Contact to register your interest.


Click here to download the presentation slides for this webinar.

Click here to view the video.