Council Controlled Organisations Governance and Monitoring Committee

OPEN MINUTES

 

 

 

Minutes of a meeting of the Council Controlled Organisations Governance and Monitoring Committee held in the Reception Lounge, Level 2, Auckland Town Hall, 301-305 Queen Street, Auckland on Tuesday, 14 April 2015 at 1.06pm.

 

present

 

Chairperson

Deputy Mayor Penny Hulse

 

Deputy Chairperson

Cr Calum Penrose

Until 4.17pm, Item C1

Members

Cr Cameron Brewer

Until 4.44pm, Item C2

 

Cr Dr Cathy Casey

 

 

Member Precious Clark

Until 3.58pm, Item C1

 

Cr Ross Clow

 

 

Cr Linda Cooper

Until 4.17pm, Item C1

 

Cr Chris Darby

Until 4.59pm, Item C2

 

Cr Denise Krum

From 1.23pm, Item 5.2

 

Cr Dick Quax

Until 2.17pm, Item 10

 

Cr Penny Webster

 

 

Member Glenn Wilcox

 

 

Cr George Wood, CNZM

 

Ex-officio

Mayor Len Brown, JP

 

 

ABSENT

 

Cr Anae Arthur Anae

 

 

ALSO PRESENT

 

Cr Bill Cashmore

 

Cr Christine Fletcher

 

Simon Randall, Maungakiekie-Tamaki Local Board Chair

 

IN ATTENDANCE

 

Dr Lester Levy, Auckland Transport Chair

 

David Warburton, Auckland Transport Chief Executive

 

Richard Morris, Auckland Transport Chief Finance Officer

 

Mark Lambert , Head of Public Transport Operations

 

Brian Donnelly, Tamaki Redevelopment Company Chair

 

Dr Susan Macken, Tamaki Redevelopment Company Deputy Chair

 

Dame Jenny Gibbs, Regional Facilities Auckland Deputy Chair

 

Norm Thompson, Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development Limited Deputy Chair

 


Council Controlled Organisations Governance and Monitoring Committee

14 April 2015

 

 

 

1          Apologies

 

Resolution number COU/2015/20

MOVED by Chairperson PA Hulse, seconded by Deputy Chairperson CM Penrose:  

That the Council Controlled Organisations Governance and Monitoring Committee:

a)         accept the apologies from Cr AJ Anae for absence, and Cr LA Cooper and Member P Clark for early departure.

 

CARRIED

 

 

2          Declaration of Interest

 

There were no declarations of interest.

 

3          Confirmation of Minutes

 

Resolution number COU/2015/21

MOVED by Chairperson PA Hulse, seconded by Deputy Chairperson CM Penrose:  

That the Council Controlled Organisations Governance and Monitoring Committee:

a)         confirm the ordinary minutes of its meeting, held on Tuesday, 3 March 2015, including the confidential section, as a true and correct record.

 

CARRIED

 

4          Petitions

 

There were no petitions.

 

5          Public Input

 

5.1

Public Input - Penny Bright - The underpinning legislation which outlines the aims and objectives of CCOs is the Local Government Act 2002

 

 

 

Secretarial Note:         Items 5.1 and 5.2 were resolved together under Item 5.2, as requested by the Chairperson.

 

 

 

Information was tabled in support of the presentation. A copy has been placed on the official minutes, and is available on the Auckland Council website as a minutes attachment.

 

 

 

Attachments

a     14 April 2015, CCO Governance and Monitoring Committee, Item 5.1 - Penny Bright Tabled Information

 

 

 

Member G Wilcox left the meeting at 1.08 pm.

Cr MP Webster left the meeting at 1.13 pm.

 


 

5.2

Public Input - Lisa Prager – Report back on the Auckland Council Property Limited Board Meeting

 

 

 

Cr MP Webster returned to the meeting at 1.20 pm.

Cr DA Krum entered the meeting at 1.23 pm.

Member G Wilcox returned to the meeting at 1.23 pm.

 

 

 

Secretarial Note:         Changes were made to the original recommendation with the agreement of the meeting.

 

 

 

Resolution number COU/2015/22

MOVED by Chairperson PA Hulse, seconded by Cr CM Casey:  

That the Council Controlled Organisations Governance and Monitoring Committee:

a)         thank Lisa Prager and Penny Bright for their public input presentations.

 

CARRIED

 

 

6          Local Board Input

 

6.1

Local Board Input - Maungakiekie-Tamaki Local Board Chair - Board Appointments Tamaki Redevelopment Company Limited

 

 

 

The Maungakiekie-Tamaki Local Board Chair was in attendance and spoke at Item C1 – Board Appointments Tamaki Redevelopment Company Limited.

 

 

7          Extraordinary Business

 

There was no extraordinary business.

 

8          Notices of Motion

 

There were no notices of motion.

 

 

9

Auckland Council's Council Controlled Organisations (CCOs) - Board Observers Update

 

 

 

Kylie Clegg, Independent Director, was in attendance and spoke to this item.

 

 

 

Resolution number COU/2015/23

MOVED by Cr MP Webster, seconded by Chairperson PA Hulse:  

That the Council Controlled Organisations Governance and Monitoring Committee:

a)      approve changing the programme title from a Board Observer to the Board Intern Programme.

b)      thank 2014 Board Observer Kylie Clegg for her attendance at the meeting.

 

CARRIED

 

10

Auckland Transport Second Quarter Performance Report

 

 

 

Dr Lester Levy, Auckland Transport Chair, David Warburton, Auckland Transport Chief Executive, Richard Morris, Auckland Transport Chief Finance Officer, and Mark Lambert , Head of Public Transport Operations, were in attendance and spoke to this item.

 

 

 

Cr D Quax left the meeting at 2.17 pm.

 

 

 

Resolution number COU/2015/24

MOVED by Deputy Chairperson CM Penrose, seconded by Cr MP Webster:  

That the Council Controlled Organisations Governance and Monitoring Committee:

a)      receive Auckland Transport’s quarterly performance report for the second quarter ending 31 December 2014.

 

CARRIED

 

 

 

11

Review of the Board Appointment Remuneration Policy : Appointment of councillors as directors and frequency of board-led performance reviews

 

 

 

Secretarial Note:         Changes were made to the original recommendation c) with the agreement of the meeting.

 

 

 

Cr C Darby left the meeting at 2.19 pm.

Cr C Darby returned to the meeting at 2.25 pm.

 

 

 

Resolution number COU/2015/25

MOVED by Deputy Chairperson CM Penrose, seconded by Cr RI Clow:  

That the Council Controlled Organisations Governance and Monitoring Committee:

a)      note that the Local Government (Auckland Council) Act 2009 prohibits Auckland Council from appointing elected members to the Board of Directors of its substantive Council Controlled Organisations, with the exception of Auckland Transport to which it may (but is not required to) appoint two directors.

b)      note that any decisions made by this council regarding the appointment of elected members to the Board of Directors of Auckland Transport may be amended by any further decisions of this or any future council.

c)      endorse in principle the amendment of Sections 4.5.3, 4.8, and 4.14 of the Board Appointment and Remuneration Policy to state that any decisions regarding whether elected members should be appointed to the Board of Directors for Auckland Transport (and if so, how many and who) are most appropriately made following each triennial election, by the Governing Body.

d)      endorse that the process for appointment and remuneration of elected members to Auckland Transport would be determined following each triennial election.

e)      approve that a Board-led performance review is undertaken at least once every triennium.

A division was called for, voting on which was as follows:

For

Cr CE Brewer

Mayor LCM Brown

Cr CM Casey

Member P Clark

Cr RI Clow

Cr C Darby

Chairperson PA Hulse

Cr DA Krum

Deputy Chairperson CM Penrose

Cr MP Webster

Member G Wilcox

Against

Cr LA Cooper

Cr GS Wood

Abstained

 

The motion was declared carried by 11 votes to 2.

CARRIED

 

 

 

Secretarial note:          Pursuant to Standing Order 3.15.5, Cr C Darby requested that his vote against e) be recorded.

 

 

 

12

Ports of Auckland governance framework

 

 

 

A PowerPoint presentation was provided. A copy of the presentation has been placed on the official minutes and is available on the Auckland Council website as a minutes attachment.

 

 

 

Resolution number COU/2015/26

MOVED by Cr GS Wood, seconded by Cr LA Cooper:  

That the Council Controlled Organisations Governance and Monitoring Committee:

a)      receive the Ports of Auckland governance framework report.

CARRIED

 

 

 

Attachments

a     14 April 2015 - CCO Governance and Monitoring Committee - Item 12 - Ports of Auckland governance framework - PowerPoint Presentation

 


 

13

Substantive CCOs - Draft Statements of Intent 2015-2018

 

 

 

Secretarial note:          Changes to the original motion were incorporated under a) i) with the agreement of the meeting.

 

 

 

Resolution number COU/2015/27

MOVED by Deputy Chairperson CM Penrose, seconded by Chairperson PA Hulse:  

That the Council Controlled Organisations Governance and Monitoring Committee:

a)      approve the proposed shareholder comments on the draft Statements of Intent 2015-2018 for the substantive Council Controlled Organisations, including:

i)          agree that Council Controlled Organisations have a focused service performance measure on their engagement with mana whenua, to be drafted in consultation with the Independent Māori Statutory Board

b)      agree that the Deputy Mayor may approve any further minor modifications to the shareholder comments.

CARRIED

 

14

Legacy council controlled organisations (CCOs) half year report

 

 

 

Resolution number COU/2015/28

MOVED by Chairperson PA Hulse, seconded by Deputy Chairperson CM Penrose:  

That the Council Controlled Organisations Governance and Monitoring Committee:

a)      receive the half year reports for COMET Auckland and the Contemporary Art Foundation.

CARRIED

 

15

Legacy council controlled organisations (CCOs) - draft statements of intent

 

 

 

Member P Clark left the meeting at 3.50 pm.

 

 

 

Resolution number COU/2015/29

MOVED by Chairperson PA Hulse, seconded by Deputy Chairperson CM Penrose:  

That the Council Controlled Organisations Governance and Monitoring Committee:

a)      approve the following proposed shareholder comment for the draft 2015 – 2018 Statement of Intent provided by COMET Auckland:

i)       the final Statement of Intent must reflect Auckland Council’s adopted Long Term Plan

b)      approve the following proposed shareholder comments for the draft 2015 – 2018 Statement of Intent provided by the Contemporary Art Foundation:

i)       the Statement of Intent performance targets should be amended to take into account both the previous year’s performance and anticipated growth

ii)      the Statement of Intent should contain financial information from 2014 – 2015, to allow comparison with future years.

 

CARRIED

  

16        Consideration of Extraordinary Items

 

There was no consideration of extraordinary items.

 

 

17        Procedural motion to exclude the public

Resolution number COU/2015/30

MOVED by Chairperson PA Hulse, seconded by Cr MP Webster:  

That the Council Controlled Organisations Governance and Monitoring Committee:

a)      exclude the public from the following part(s) of the proceedings of this meeting.

b)        agree that Brian Donnelly (Chair - Tamaki Redevelopment Company) and Dr Susan Macken (Deputy Chair - Tamaki Redevelopment Company) be permitted to remain for Item C1 - Board Appointments Tamaki Redevelopment Company Limited after the public has been excluded, because of their knowledge on the item, which will help the Council Controlled Organisations Governance and Monitoring Committee with its decision-making.

c)         agree that Dame Jenny Gibbs (Deputy Chair – Regional Facilities Auckland) and Norm Thompson (Deputy Chair – Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development) be permitted to address the committee at the beginning of Item C2 - Auckland Council's Council Controlled Organisations (CCOs): Board Appointments, after the public has been excluded,  because of their knowledge on the item, which will help the Council Controlled Organisations Governance and Monitoring Committee with its decision-making.

The general subject of each matter to be considered while the public is excluded, the reason for passing this resolution in relation to each matter, and the specific grounds under section 48(1) of the Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act 1987 for the passing of this resolution follows.

This resolution is made in reliance on section 48(1)(a) of the Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act 1987 and the particular interest or interests protected by section 6 or section 7 of that Act which would be prejudiced by the holding of the whole or relevant part of the proceedings of the meeting in public, as follows:

C1       Board Appointments Tamaki Redevelopment Company Limited

Reason for passing this resolution in relation to each matter

Particular interest(s) protected (where applicable)

Ground(s) under section 48(1) for the passing of this resolution

The public conduct of the part of the meeting would be likely to result in the disclosure of information for which good reason for withholding exists under section 7.

s7(2)(a) - The withholding of the information is necessary to protect the privacy of natural persons, including that of a deceased person.

In particular, the report contains specific information about potential board appointments for the Tamaki Redevelopment Company and discusses  individual directors.

s48(1)(a)

The public conduct of the part of the meeting would be likely to result in the disclosure of information for which good reason for withholding exists under section 7.

 

 

 

 

C2       Auckland Council's Council Controlled Organisations (CCOs): Board Appointments

Reason for passing this resolution in relation to each matter

Particular interest(s) protected (where applicable)

Ground(s) under section 48(1) for the passing of this resolution

The public conduct of the part of the meeting would be likely to result in the disclosure of information for which good reason for withholding exists under section 7.

s7(2)(a) - The withholding of the information is necessary to protect the privacy of natural persons, including that of a deceased person.

In particular, the report contains information regarding the appointment of directors to Auckland Council's CCOs.

s48(1)(a)

The public conduct of the part of the meeting would be likely to result in the disclosure of information for which good reason for withholding exists under section 7.

 

The text of these resolutions is made available to the public who are present at the meeting and form part of the minutes of the meeting.

 

CARRIED

 

3.51pm            The public was excluded.

 

The meeting adjourned at 3.51pm and reconvened at 3.55pm. 

 

5.03pm            The public was re-admitted.

 

 

restatementS

 

It was resolved while the public was excluded:

 

 

C1

Board Appointments Tamaki Redevelopment Company Limited

 

That the Council Controlled Organisations Governance and Monitoring Committee:

c)         appoint members to the Nomination Panel for council’s discretionary appointment, comprising:

i)          the Chief Executive;

ii)         the Chair of Tāmaki Redevelopment Company Limited;

iii)        Cr DA Krum from the Council Controlled Organisations Governance & Monitoring Committee to represent the views of council;

iv)        Chair of Maungakiekie-Tāmaki Local Board to represent the views of both Maungakiekie-Tāmaki and Orakei Local Boards

v)         an Independent Māori Statutory Board member; and

vi)        a representative from Auckland Council Properties Limited being the Chief Executive.

d)      appoint members to the Interview Panel for council’s discretionary appointment, comprising:

i)        the Chief Executive;

ii)       the Chair of Tāmaki Redevelopment Company Limited;

iii)      Cr DA Krum to represent the views of council, Maungakiekie-Tamaki Local Board and Orakei Local Board; and

iv)      an Independent Māori Statutory Board member.  

e)      approve the process for the discretionary appointments by the Council.

f)       note the process for joint director appointments last time included an Interview Panel comprising both Crown and Council representatives.

g)      agree that resolutions a) and b) remain confidential until candidates are notified at the completion of the board appointment process.

 

 

 

C2

Auckland Council's Council Controlled Organisations (CCOs): Board Appointments

 

That the Council Controlled Organisations Governance and Monitoring Committee:

b)         approve the skills and requirements for the vacant Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development board position (Vivienne Bridgewater)

c)         appoint members to the Nomination panel and Interview Panel for the Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development  vacancy comprising:

i)          Chief Executive of Auckland Council

ii)         the Chair of Auckland Tourism, Events & Economic Development

iii)        Cr MP Webster from the Council Controlled Organisations Governance & Monitoring Committee

iv)        an Independent Māori Statutory Board member

d)         agree that resolutions a) and e) regarding the reappointment or retirement of substantive Council Controlled Organisations directors for a specified term be made publicly available once the appointment process is complete and all current and new candidates have been advised.

 

  

 

 

5.03 pm                                              The Chairperson thanked Members for their attendance and attention to business and declared the meeting closed.

 

CONFIRMED AS A TRUE AND CORRECT RECORD AT A MEETING OF THE Council Controlled Organisations Governance and Monitoring Committee HELD ON

 

 

 

DATE:.........................................................................

 

 

 

CHAIRPERSON:........................................................