Declaration of interests for New Zealand Mining Board of Examiners candidates

Potential Board members must declare whether they (or a partner, relative, close friend, or household member) have or are likely to have any financial, personal, social or professional interests that might create a conflict of interest if they were appointed to the Board.

Declaration of interests: New Zealand Mining Board of Examiners candidates (PDF 63 KB)

The New Zealand Mining Board of Examiners (Board) has been established by WorkSafe New Zealand (WorkSafe) under clause 27 of Schedule 3 of the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 (the Act).

It is accountable to WorkSafe. It is set up to ensure that all applications for, and renewals and suspensions, and cancellations of, certificates of competence (CoC) are determined by a competent body. To help maintain public trust and confidence in decisions made in relation to CoCs, and associated policy and procedures, members must act with integrity and impartiality in performing their roles. One way to ensure this is through the effective management of actual and potential conflicts of interest.

A Board member is interested in a matter if he or she:

  • may derive a financial benefit from a matter
  • is the spouse, de facto partner, child or parent of a person who may derive a financial benefit from a matter
  • may have a financial interest in a person to whom the matter relates (this could include being in an employment relationship with the person)
  • is a partner, director, officer, Board member, or trustee of a person who may have a financial interest in a person to whom the matter relates or
  • is otherwise directly or indirectly interested in a matter (for example, if they were to make a decision about a person, they could be perceived to have a bias or have influenced the decisions of other Board members as a result of that perceived bias).

However, a Board member is not interested in a matter:

  • only because he or she is a member of the Board, or an employee of WorkSafe
  • only because he or she receives an indemnity, insurance cover, remuneration, or other benefits authorised under the Crown Entities Act 2003 or another Act or
  • if his or her interest is so remote or insignificant that it cannot reasonably be regarded as likely to influence him or her in carrying out his or her responsibilities under the Crown Entities Act or another Act.

Potential Board members must declare whether they (or a partner, relative, close friend, or household member) have or are likely to have any financial, personal, social or professional interests that might create a conflict of interest if they were appointed to the Board.