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Governance and Organisational review

of Sport NZ and High Performance Sport NZ
02 March 2022

The outcomes of the Governance and Organisational review of Sport NZ and High Performance Sport NZ have been released.

The purpose of the review was to recommend a fit-for-purpose governance and organisational structure and operating model that can most effectively deliver the strategic visions of both organisations and provide the most efficient engagement and support structure for the sector.

The review itself was led by an Independent Advisory Group and supported by EY and EY Tahi, who conducted stakeholder engagement, analysis and testing.

The final approved model (below) agrees to continue to have a separate Board for each entity, with a single CEO to serve both. The CE role of HPSNZ is replaced by a Director role, appointed by and reporting to the Group CE and the High Performance Sport NZ Board .

HPSNZ will remain as a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sport NZ and there will be increased representation of high performance system experience on the HPSNZ Board, as new appointments are made over the next year.

With operational matters handled by the Sport NZ Board, duplication of reporting will be reduced, allowing the HPSNZ Board to focus more on the key strategic pillars of performance and wellbeing.

In a meaningful step forward to better deliver to the mana of Te Tiriti o Waitangi, Taumata Māori will be established to support strategic decision making and investment in relation to Te Tiriti commitments across Sport NZ and High Performance Sport NZ. Taumata Māori will advise the Board and the Group CEO. Further enhancements will also be made to shared services between Sport NZ and HPSNZ.

The review process was robust, with a wide range of stakeholders involved across the sector and providing multiple opportunities to discuss, input and feedback throughout.

Organisational structure chart for SportNZ and HPSNZ

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