I hereby give notice that an ordinary meeting of the Appointments, Performance Review and Value for Money Committee will be held on:

 

Date:

Time:

Meeting Room:

Venue:

 

Thursday, 6 September 2018

10.30am

Room 1, Level 26
135 Albert St
Auckland

 

Komiti Tohu me te Arotake Tūranga Mahi, me te Rite o te Whiwhi ki Tā Tērā i Utu Ai / Appointments, Performance Review and Value for Money Committee

 

OPEN AGENDA

 

 

MEMBERSHIP

 

Chairperson

Hon Phil Goff, CNZM, JP

 

Deputy Chairperson

Hon Christine Fletcher, QSO

 

Members

Cr Josephine Bartley

 

 

Cr Ross Clow

 

 

Cr Chris Darby

 

 

Cr Richard Hills

 

 

Cr Penny Hulse

 

 

Cr Desley Simpson, JP

 

 

 

 

Ex-officio

Deputy Mayor Bill Cashmore

 

 

IMSB Member David Taipari

 

 

(Quorum 4 members)

 

 

 

Suad Allie

Governance Advisor

 

31 August 2018

 

Contact Telephone: (09) 977 6953

Email: suad.allie@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

Website: www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

 

 


Terms of Reference (Delegations)

 

Responsibilities

 

The Council Appointments, Performance Review and Value for Money Committee is established to:

 

1.    Review the chief executive’s performance and to recommend to the Governing Body the terms and conditions of the CE’s employment including any performance agreement measures and annual remuneration.

2.    Make appointments to Council-Controlled Organisations (CCOs), Council Organisations (COs) and exempt CCOs and COs, with the exception of Ports of Auckland Limited and Auckland International Airport Limited.

3.    Receive updates on appointments to the council organisations Ports of Auckland Limited and Auckland International Airport Limited, as well as any relevant updates on shareholder voting undertaken at Auckland International Airport Limited annual general meetings.

4.    Approve policies relating to the appointment of directors and trustees to CCOs and Cos.

5.    Monitor and report to the Governing Body on the implementation of service delivery reviews required under s17A of the Local Government Act 2002, and the recommendations arising from those reviews.

6.    Approve the scheduling of the forward s17A work programme, and recommend to the Governing Body the terms of reference for individual reviews.

7.    Request reports on Auckland Council parent and CCO value for money, savings and effectiveness-focused initiatives that are beyond the scope of s17A reviews, and make recommendations on these reports to the Governing Body.

 

Powers

 

All powers necessary to perform the committee’s responsibilities.

 

Except:

 

(a)        powers that the Governing Body cannot delegate or has retained to itself (section 2)

(b)        where the committee’s responsibility is limited to making a recommendation only

(c)        the power to establish sub-committees


 

Exclusion of the public – who needs to leave the meeting

 

Members of the public

 

All members of the public must leave the meeting when the public are excluded unless a resolution is passed permitting a person to remain because their knowledge will assist the meeting.

 

Those who are not members of the public

 

General principles

 

·         Access to confidential information is managed on a “need to know” basis where access to the information is required in order for a person to perform their role.

·         Those who are not members of the meeting (see list below) must leave unless it is necessary for them to remain and hear the debate in order to perform their role.

·         Those who need to be present for one confidential item can remain only for that item and must leave the room for any other confidential items.

·         In any case of doubt, the ruling of the chairperson is final.

 

Members of the meeting

 

·         The members of the meeting remain (all Governing Body members if the meeting is a Governing Body meeting; all members of the committee if the meeting is a committee meeting).

·         However, standing orders require that a councillor who has a pecuniary conflict of interest leave the room.

·         All councillors have the right to attend any meeting of a committee and councillors who are not members of a committee may remain, subject to any limitations in standing orders.

 

Independent Māori Statutory Board

 

·         Members of the Independent Māori Statutory Board who are appointed members of the committee remain.

·         Independent Māori Statutory Board members and staff remain if this is necessary in order for them to perform their role.

 

Staff

 

·         All staff supporting the meeting (administrative, senior management) remain.

·         Other staff who need to because of their role may remain.

 

Local Board members

 

·         Local Board members who need to hear the matter being discussed in order to perform their role may remain.  This will usually be if the matter affects, or is relevant to, a particular Local Board area.

 

Council Controlled Organisations

 

·         Representatives of a Council Controlled Organisation can remain only if required to for discussion of a matter relevant to the Council Controlled Organisation.

 

 


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ITEM   TABLE OF CONTENTS                                                                                         PAGE

1          Apologies                                                                                                                        7

2          Declaration of Interest                                                                                                   7

3          Confirmation of Minutes                                                                                               7

4          Petitions                                                                                                                          7  

5          Public Input                                                                                                                    7

6          Local Board Input                                                                                                          7

7          Extraordinary Business                                                                                                8

8          Value for Money (s17A) quarterly progress reports                                                  9

9          2018 Board intern programme for Auckland Council's council-controlled organisations                                                                                                               31

10        Appointment of chairperson of Panuku Development Auckland 2018                 41  

11        Consideration of Extraordinary Items 

PUBLIC EXCLUDED

12        Procedural Motion to Exclude the Public                                                                 49

C1       Confidential: Panuku Develolopment Auckland Limited : Appointment of chairperson                                                                                                                  49  

 


 

1          Apologies

 

At the close of the agenda no apologies had been received.

 

 

2          Declaration of Interest

 

Members are reminded of the need to be vigilant to stand aside from decision making when a conflict arises between their role as a member and any private or other external interest they might have.

 

 

3          Confirmation of Minutes

 

That the Appointments, Performance Review and Value for Money Committee:

a)         confirm the ordinary minutes of its meeting, held on Thursday, 2 August 2018, including the confidential section, as a true and correct record.

 

 

4          Petitions

 

At the close of the agenda no requests to present petitions had been received.

 

 

5          Public Input

 

Standing Order 7.7 provides for Public Input.  Applications to speak must be made to the Governance Advisor, in writing, no later than one (1) clear working day prior to the meeting and must include the subject matter.  The meeting Chairperson has the discretion to decline any application that does not meet the requirements of Standing Orders.  A maximum of thirty (30) minutes is allocated to the period for public input with five (5) minutes speaking time for each speaker.

 

At the close of the agenda no requests for public input had been received.

 

 

6          Local Board Input

 

Standing Order 6.2 provides for Local Board Input.  The Chairperson (or nominee of that Chairperson) is entitled to speak for up to five (5) minutes during this time.  The Chairperson of the Local Board (or nominee of that Chairperson) shall wherever practical, give one (1) day’s notice of their wish to speak.  The meeting Chairperson has the discretion to decline any application that does not meet the requirements of Standing Orders.

 

This right is in addition to the right under Standing Order 6.1 to speak to matters on the agenda.

 

At the close of the agenda no requests for local board input had been received.

 


 

 

7          Extraordinary Business

 

Section 46A(7) of the Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act 1987 (as amended) states:

 

“An item that is not on the agenda for a meeting may be dealt with at that meeting if-

 

(a)        The local  authority by resolution so decides; and

 

(b)        The presiding member explains at the meeting, at a time when it is open to the public,-

 

(i)         The reason why the item is not on the agenda; and

 

(ii)        The reason why the discussion of the item cannot be delayed until a subsequent meeting.”

 

Section 46A(7A) of the Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act 1987 (as amended) states:

 

“Where an item is not on the agenda for a meeting,-

 

(a)        That item may be discussed at that meeting if-

 

(i)         That item is a minor matter relating to the general business of the local authority; and

 

(ii)        the presiding member explains at the beginning of the meeting, at a time when it is open to the public, that the item will be discussed at the meeting; but

 

(b)        no resolution, decision or recommendation may be made in respect of that item except to refer that item to a subsequent meeting of the local authority for further discussion.”

 

 


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Value for Money (s17A) quarterly progress reports

 

File No.: CP2018/15323

 

  

Te take mō te pūrongo / Purpose of the report

1.       To provide an update on the implementation of the first five completed reviews in the Value for Money (s17A) review programme and to outline the intended actions for these reviews.

Whakarāpopototanga matua / Executive summary

2.       In March 2017 the Finance and Performance Committee endorsed a Value for Money programme for the council group including approval to undertake the first four Value for Money (s17A) reviews. Subsequent approval was given in September 2017 to undertake a fifth review. The five reviews have been completed and approved. These are:

·    Three Waters

·    Domestic Waste Services

·    Communication and Engagement Services

·    Investment Attraction and Global Partnerships

·    Group Procurement.

3.       This report provides a quarterly implementation progress report for the reviews and the recommendations.

4.       Respective business managers across the group have developed implementation plans for these actions and the five attachments to this report provide information on each review area, how these actions will be implemented and current progress. These areas may change as the work is further scoped or developed, feasibility work is completed and dependencies are refined.

 

Ngā tūtohunga / Recommendation/s

That the Appointments, Performance Review and Value for Money Committee:

a)      receive the progress updates for the Value for Money (s17A) reviews on:

·        Three Waters

·        Domestic Waste Services

·        Communication and Engagement Services

·        Investment Attraction and Global Partnerships

·        Group Procurement.

 

 


 

 

Ngā tāpirihanga / Attachments

No.

Title

Page

a

Three Waters Review Value for Money implementation progress report

11

b

Domestic Waste Services Review Value for Money implementation progress report

17

c

Communication & Engagement Services Review Value for Money implementation progress report

21

d

Investment Attraction & Global Partnerships Review Value for Money implementation progress report

25

e

Group Procurement Review Value for Money implementation progress report

27

      

Ngā kaihaina / Signatories

Author

Sally Garrett – Programme Manager, Vlaue for Money

Authorisers

Kevin Ramsay - General Manager Corporate Finance and Property

Matthew Walker - Acting Group Chief Financial Officer

Phil Wilson - Governance Director

 


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2018 Board intern programme for Auckland Council's council-controlled organisations

 

File No.: CP2018/12328

 

  

Te take mō te pūrongo / Purpose of the report

1.       To make decisions regarding the 2018-2019 board intern programme for Auckland Council’s substantive council-controlled organisations (CCOs).

Whakarāpopototanga matua / Executive summary

2.       The council’s board intern programme has in the past supported a diverse range of aspiring directors to develop skills, knowledge, board room experience and to establish relationships and networks.  It leads to long-term benefits for the council, as well as external entities and organisations across the region. 

3.       The programme appoints an intern on a CCO board as a shadow (non-voting) director for 12 months and provides the person with a structured programme of training and development opportunities. 

4.       The board intern programme ran for three years (2014-2016) and did not take place in 2017. 

5.       This report seeks approval from the committee to re-commence the board intern programme for the 2018-2019 year and recommends the following amendments to the board intern process:

(i)         participation of a director from each CCO in the selection of a board intern, who would also have responsibility to manage a programme for their successful intern

(ii)        additional requirements for intern candidates, including that they:

(a)     reside in Auckland

(b)     have an employer’s letter approving participation in the 12-month intern programme

(c)     can provide a signed conflict of interest declaration.

(iii)       that staff and the participating CCOs review the 2018-2019 programme and report back to this committee at completion in December 2019. 

 

Ngā tūtohunga / Recommendation/s

That the Appointments, Performance Review and Value for Money Committee:

a)      agree that the Board Intern Programme be recommenced for the 2018-2019 year

b)      strongly encourage the substantive council-controlled organisations to participate in the board intern programme

c)      approve the following amendments to Auckland Council’s 2018-2019 board intern programme:

i)          request that each substantive council-controlled organisation appoints a director as mentor for the 12-month programme whose role is to:

1)      participate in the process for selection of its intern

2)      develop and manage the 12-month intern programme to include:

-    monthly attendance at board meetings and one sub-committee meeting quarterly

-     opportunities for networking, participation in board discussion, assisting specific work-programmes (e.g. Audit and Risk sub-committee or Remuneration sub-committees)

-     providing regular updates to Auckland Council

ii)         requirements for appointed interns:

1)      to sign a formal agreement with the council-controlled organisation, committing to confidentiality requirements, the terms of a 12-month scholarship including attendance at board meetings, quarterly meetings, providing review feedback and proof of training attendance

2)      provide formal feedback quarterly to Auckland Council staff

3)      provide formal feedback twice yearly to the council-controlled organisation’s chair, director-mentor and other board members

d)      approve the composition of the selection panel for board intern appointments as follows:

i)          a director-mentor appointed by each council-controlled organisation

ii)         an Independent Māori Statutory Board member

iii)         Councillor ………. from the enduring pool for appointments to council-controlled organisations

 

Horopaki / Context

6.       In 2013, Auckland Council approved a director intern programme known as the board intern programme (CCOS/ 2013/62). Attachment A gives an outline of board intern programme including the original intention, core competencies and terms of appointment.

7.       Over three years (2014, 2015, 2016) the council undertook an annual board intern programme, which has supported a diverse range of aspiring directors to develop skills, knowledge, board room experience and establish relationships and networks. 

8.       The intern programme is intended to achieve long-term benefits for the council, as well as assisting with the future governance of external entities and organisations across the region.  Potential benefits of the programme include the following:

          (i)      securing a larger diverse pool of potential board members to choose from for future appointments to both substantive and legacy CCO boards

(ii)      opportunity for aspiring board members to make a contribution to the community 

          (iii)     providing board interns with a better understanding of the council group, its processes and public service ethos

          (iv)    enabling board Interns to develop relationships and networks with the chair and other board members.

(v)     helping Auckland’s corporate community by developing potential company directors.

Intern Programmes (2014, 2015 and 2016)

9.       Four CCOs have participated in the three previous board intern programmes – Auckland Transport (three interns), Watercare Services Limited (three interns), Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development Limited (one intern) and Regional Facilities Auckland Limited (two interns).

10.     The interns need to exhibit a strong commitment, motivation and desire to pursue directorship opportunities and skill requirements include: 

(i)         being at a stage in their career where they are looking to develop governance skills and gaining board member roles in the next two to three years

(ii)        having a range of skills and sector experience which includes community and public service

(iii)       being able to commit enough time to undertake the programme effectively.

11.     New criteria for candidates, includes that they:

(a)       reside in Auckland

(b)       exhibit strength of commitment for the board intern role

(c)       have an employer’s letter approving participation in the 12-month board intern programme

(d)       provide a signed conflict of interest declaration.

Tātaritanga me ngā tohutohu / Analysis and advice

Analysis

12.     Staff have reviewed the council’s board intern programme and received input from two chairs who participated in the three previous years.

13.     Feedback from the two CCOs (Watercare Services Limited and Auckland Transport) who have participated across all three board intern programmes is mostly positive.  Both CCOs have a strong willingness for this programme to succeed for the board interns, the council and the CCOs.

14.     Information (table at Attachment B) highlights the features of the programme that worked well across the three-year period and recommends areas for improvement to the board intern programme. 

Advice

15.     The two CCO chairs (Watercare Services Limited and Auckland Transport) that provided additional feedback, recommended that amendments to the programme focus on three areas, those being:

(i)      CCO participation on selection of candidates and programme management

(ii)      stronger criteria requirements for candidates applying to the intern programme

(iii)     signed agreement between appointed interns and each CCO.

Board intern programme for 2018-2019

16.     Staff propose that council’s revised board intern programme should offer the following opportunities to aspiring directors:

(i)      a 12-month scholarship on a CCO board

(ii)      to be mentored by a CCO director

(iii)     to participate in board/sub-committee discussions

(iv)    a scholarship of up to $8,000 for governance training and up to $1,000 for generic costs payable by each CCO.

17.     It is intended that the funding for governance training would cover the cost of the intern completing the Institute of Directors course, or something similar.

18.     Staff discussions with each CCO will include:

·        a request to appoint a director-mentor to participate on the selection panel and develop and manage all aspects of the board intern programme

·        the preparation of an agreement between the board intern and CCO outlining the scholarship requirements including attendance at meetings and sub-committee meetings (as appropriate), participation in relevant discussion and appropriate work programmes, training and general expenses allowance, conflicts of interest and maintaining confidentiality of information

·        provision of a structured mentoring programme

·        a request that the CCOs approve and pays for governance training and generic expenses (such as transport and parking)

·        director-mentors to participate in three quarterly meetings (three, six and nine months) with other CCOs and council staff to discuss the intern’s progress and ensure consistency within each CCOs programme.

Ngā whakaaweawe ā-rohe me ngā tirohanga a te poari ā-rohe /
Local impacts and local board views

19.     Responsibilities associated with boards of CCOs is the delegated responsibility of the Appointments, Performance Review and Value for Money Committee. As such, local board views have not been sought on this decision.  

Tauākī whakaaweawe Māori / Māori impact statement

20.     Council’s Appointment and Remuneration Policy for Board Members of Council Organisations aims to achieve a diverse range of directors to all CCO boards.

21.     This can have positive impacts for Māori by creating opportunities for Māori directors.

22.     In line with the policy, an Independent Māori Statutory Board member to participate on the selection panel to provide a Māori perspective throughout the process.

Ngā ritenga ā-pūtea / Financial implications

23.     The costs associated with these appointments to be met from existing CCO budgets.  Staff suggest that each CCO approves the appropriate governance training up to (not exceeding) $8,000 and expenses (not exceeding) $1,000.

24.     Staff note the current cost of company directors’ course through the Institute of Directors (non-residential five day in Auckland) is $7,650.00 (for members).

Ngā raru tūpono / Risks

25.     There are risks associated with all board appointments including:

(i)         Reputational: appropriate screening for all candidates ensuring each meets the skill requirements for the intern position including:

(a)     a thorough due diligence process for all candidate applications in line with the council’s appointment policy

b)      short-listed candidates to complete the council’s consent form and a conflict of interest form prior to interview confirming that there is nothing that would disqualify them from being a board intern

(c)     thorough reference checks of candidates who are approved for appointment to as the board intern to a CCO, conducted by the council’s Talent Recruitment team.

(ii)        Reputational: breach of privacy if confidential candidate information is released prior to final decisions being made by the committee.  The risk that fewer and potentially less qualified candidates are attracted into future board intern programmes.  To mitigate the risk staff will continue to highlight the need for maintaining confidentiality during the board intern appointment programme.    

Ngā koringa ā-muri / Next steps

26.     Following approval from this committee, staff from the CCO Governance and External Partnerships Department and council’s executive recruitment team will begin discussions with CCOs for the re-commencement of council’s board intern programme.

 

Ngā tāpirihanga / Attachments

No.

Title

Page

a

Board Intern Procedural Manual

37

b

Table - Review and proposed improvements

39

     

Ngā kaihaina / Signatories

Author

Josie Meuli - Senior Advisor

Authorisers

Alastair Cameron - Manager - CCO Governance & External Partnerships

Phil Wilson - Governance Director

 


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Appointment of chairperson of Panuku Development Auckland 2018

 

File No.: CP2018/14190

 

  

Te take mō te pūrongo / Purpose of the report

1.       To update the committee on progress towards appointing the new chairperson of the Panuku Development Auckland (Panuku) board.

Whakarāpopototanga matua / Executive summary

2.       There is the need to appoint a new Panuku chairperson due to the retirement of the incumbent on 31 October 2018. 

3.       The candidates for the chairperson vacancy have been evaluated against the competencies and skill requirements previously approved by this committee.  These competencies and skill requirements are in the brief at Attachment A. 

4.       The selection panel has completed its recruitment process and has identified a preferred candidate to fill the chairperson vacancy. 

5.       A summary of the candidates’ competencies is provided in the confidential report on today’s agenda with a recommendation to appoint the preferred candidate as chair of Panuku. 

 

Ngā tūtohunga / Recommendation/s

That the Appointments, Performance Review and Value for Money Committee:

a)      note that a confidential report is included on today’s committee agenda that provides information to make decisions on the preferred candidate for the chair of Panuku Development Auckland. 

b)      note that the report is confidential due to the personal information contained in it.

 

Horopaki / Context

Links to strategies, policies and plans

6.       The current Panuku board chairperson is due to retire on 31 October 2018.    

7.       The Appointments, Performance Review and Value for Money Committee (the committee) is delegated to appoint directors to council-controlled organisations.  The committee agreed to a process for the appointment of a new Panuku chairperson on 1 March 2018 (APP/2018/1). 

8.       The board appointment process for appointing directors to any substantive council-controlled organisation board is outlined in the table following.  This process is consistent with council’s appointment and remuneration policy for board members of council organisations. 

9.       The confidential report on this agenda provide advice and options to assist the committee to make decisions regarding the appointment of a new Panuku chairperson.  This is the final step in the appointment process. 

Ngā whakaaweawe ā-rohe me ngā tirohanga a te poari ā-rohe /
Local impacts and local board views

10.     Board appointments to council-controlled organisations is the role of the Governing Body.  Local boards can participate in the nomination process for each director vacancy. The nomination of a candidate requires the consent of that candidate.

Tauākī whakaaweawe Māori / Māori impact statement

11.     Council’s appointment and remuneration policy for board members of council organisations  aims to achieve a diverse range of directors to all boards.

12.     This can have positive impacts for Māori by creating opportunities for Māori directors.

13.     In line with the policy, an Independent Māori Statutory Board member (David Taipari) participated with the selection of the preferred candidate providing a Māori perspective throughout the process.

Ngā ritenga ā-pūtea / Financial implications

14.     The costs associated with this appointment will be met from existing budgets.   

Ngā raru tūpono / Risks

15.     There are risks associated with all board appointments includes the following below:

(i)         Reputational: all candidates are appropriately screened to meet the skill requirements for directors of a board such as this and have appropriate governance experience especially within public-facing entities.  To mitigate any potential risks of disqualified directors or under-qualified candidates:

(a)     a thorough due diligence process will be completed on all candidate applications in line with the council’s appointment policy

(b)     short-listed candidates have completed the council’s director consent form prior to interview which requires directors to confirm that there is nothing that would disqualify them from being a director

(c)     thorough reference checks of candidates who are approved for appointment to the CCOs will be completed by Kerridge and Partners and presented for final approval at this committee’s October 2018 meeting.

(ii)        Reputational: breach of privacy if confidential candidate information is provided to media outlets prior to final decisions being made by the committee.  The risk is fewer and potentially less qualified candidates being attracted into future board appointment programmes.  To mitigate the risk staff will continue to highlight the need for maintaining confidentiality during the board appointment programme.    

Ngā koringa ā-muri / Next steps

16.     Following approval from this committee, staff from the CCO Governance and External Partnerships department will liaise with Kerridge and Partners staff to ensure all candidates are notified of the committee’s decision.

 

Ngā tāpirihanga / Attachments

No.

Title

Page

a

Brief - Competencies and skill requirements Panuku Development Auckland (Chair)

45

     

Ngā kaihaina / Signatories

Author

Josie Meuli - Senior Advisor

Authorisers

Alastair Cameron - Manager - CCO Governance & External Partnerships

Phil Wilson - Governance Director

 


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Exclusion of the Public: Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act 1987

a)               

That the Appointments, Performance Review and Value for Money Committee:

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

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:

 

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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 private information about candidate(s) for the role of chair on Panuku Development Auckland Limited.

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.