May 28, 2020
Māori take place at governance tables
More than one in five members on state sector boards and committees is Māori.
That figure emerged from the annual stocktake of women on boards, which for the first time also included ethnic diversity.
The Minister for Women, Julie Anne Genter, says at December 31 the percentage of women on boards was 49 percent, the highest ever and just shy of the 50 percent target.
Māori made up 21.2 percent of board members, 4.7 percent are people from Pacific communities, 3.4 percent describe themselves as Asian.
Ms Genter says diverse boards are more likely to be effective, make better quality decisions, and be better able to understand the people they serve.
Each year the Government makes appointments to over 430 state sector boards and committees.
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