The Trust Board has four standing committees

The Trust Board has four standing committees

Committees are formed to assist the Trust Board in efficient decision making or when required under the Act. Committees act for the Trust Board when authorised and within the parameters set by the Trust Board.

Each committee has a Terms of Reference or Charter approved by the Trust Board. The Terms of Reference sets out the purposes, goals and responsibilities of the committees as well as qualifications for committee membership, committee structure and operations and committee reporting to the Trust Board.

The Chair of each Committee, in consultation with the members of that Committee, the Chief Executive and the Governance and Risk Manager, determine the agenda of each Committee meeting, consistent with any requirements set forth in the relevant committee’s Terms of Reference.

All committees shall have the power to co-opt up to two (2) persons as members, provided that any such co-opted appointments are endorsed by the Trust Board. Co-opted members have no voting rights.


Epilobium pallidiflorum PD-1898-2-448


The Board has established the following standing committees:  

Audit and Risk Committee

Audit and Risk Committee

The Audit and Risk Committee assists the Trust Board in discharging its responsibilities with respect to financial reporting, audit, compliance and risk management practices of the Museum.

The Audit and Risk Committee is comprised of up to five Trust Board members, including the Trust Board Chair, is appointed annually by the Trust Board, and is regulated by its Terms of Reference.

Terms of Reference


'Wai Mate' Auckland Museum ref. PD-1957-3-9
Development Committee

Development Committee

The Development Committee provides direction to the Trust Board on the Museum’s Development Strategy for growing a diversified portfolio of fundraising and corporate partnership (sponsorship) activity that contributes significant and sustainable income to help the Museum realise its strategic goals.

The Development Committee is comprised of up to five Trust Board members, including the Trust Board Chair, is appointed annually by the Trust Board, and is regulated by its Charter. 

Development Committee Charter


'New Zealand Moths' Auckland Museum ref. PD-1952-2-1-22
Executive and Governance Committee

Executive and Governance Committee

The Executive and Governance Committee manages the employment relationship with the Chief Executive of the Auckland War Memorial Museum; to assist the Board in the establishment of remuneration policies and practices for, and discharging of the Board’s responsibilities relative to remuneration-setting and review of the Museum’s Chief Executive, other senior executives and trustees; and to assist the Trust Board and other committees in governance matters.

The Executive and Governance Committee is comprised of at least four Trust Board members, two of whom shall be the Chair and Deputy Chair of the Trust Board, is appointed annually by the Trust Board, and is regulated by its Charter.

Executive & Governance Charter


'Melicope ternata' Auckland Museum ref. PD-1898-2-424.
Planning Committee

Planning Committee

Provided for in Section 22 of the Act, the Planning Committee prepares, on behalf of the Trust Board, an Annual Plan. The document outlines in particular terms for the financial year to which the plan relates, and in general terms for each of the following two financial years.

The Planning Committee is comprised of the full Trust Board and chaired by an Auckland Council appointed Trust Board member and is regulated by its charter.

Planning Committee Charter


'Yorkshire Canary' Auckland Museum ref. PD-1974-1-1.