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Governance policies

This document, available for download below, outlines Tāmaki Paenga Hira – Auckland War Memorial Museum’s governance policies. It sets out the policies that guide the Auckland Museum Trust Board (the Trust Board) and the Director in their governance and leadership responsibilities and activities.

Governance Policy 2018.PDF

He Korahi Māori

Section 2 of the Governance Policies document provides background information on the Museum, the Trust Board, Taumata-ā-Iwi (the Trust Board’s Māori consultative committee), and the Museum’s and Trust Board’s commitment to He Korahi Māori (a Māori dimension for Auckland Museum).

Statement of investment policy and objectives

These documents set out the objectives, policies, and beliefs governing decisions regarding investment of the Museum's special purpose funds.

SIPO 2018 - Endowment Funds.pdf

Sipo 2018 - Capital Use.pdf

Strategy and values

Section 3 outlines the Museum’s fundamental strategy (vision, mission, values and principles), which the Trust Board and Director are responsible for pursuing.

Governance policies: The details

Section 4 details the governance policies. Some of these derive from statute, while others are based on general principles of equity and good governance. All have been adopted by the Trust Board.

Trust Board Charter

This document outlines the Trust Board's standards for Health and Safety at Auckland Museum.

TRUST BOARD Charter 2018.PDF

Audit and Risk committee charter

This document outlines the purpose of the Audit and Risk Committee, which is to assist the Trust Board in discharging its responsibilities with respect to financial reporting, audit, compliance and risk management practices of the Museum.

AUDIT and RISK Committee Charter 2019.PDF

Investment committee charter

The purpose of the Investment Committee is to assist the Trust Board in discharging its responsibilities with respect to the general oversight of the Museum’s Investment Funds, strategy and investment guidelines, with the objective of protecting the Museum’s financial position and supporting the Museum’s missions and goals.

Investment Committee Charter 2019.PDF

Future Museum Capital Programme Committee Charter

The purpose of the Future Museum Capital Programme Committee is to monitor and provide Board oversight of the Future Museum Stage 1 Capital Programme with particular focus on capital management, project management, and delivery of projects.

Future Museum Capital Programme Committee Charter 2019.pdf

Planning Committee Terms of Reference

The Planning Committee “the Committee” is a requirement of the Auckland War Memorial Museum Act 1996 “the Act” – S 7 (8) and S22. The purpose of  the Committee is to prepare, for each financial year a draft annual plan, which shall outline in particular terms for the financial year to which the plan relates, and in general terms for each of the following 2 financial years.


Health and Safety Charter 

This charter aims to assist Auckland Museum Workers to understand their responsibilities with respect to Health and Safety at the Museum, and in turn help set their expectations of the Museum.

Health and Safety Charter 2018.PDF

Other policies




Protected Disclosures – Whistleblowing Policy 2019.PDF