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Appropriations Review Committee

Media release

1 September 2006

Appropriations Review Committee

John Goulter, DCNZM, JP, former Managing Director of Auckland International Airport Limited, has been appointed sole member of the Appropriations Review Committee.

Mr Goulter is currently Chairman of the NZ Lotteries Commission and United Carriers Group Limited as well as being a Director of the Reserve Bank, Vector Limited and TVNZ Limited. He is a former Deloitte/Management Top 200 Executive of the Year and in 2003 was NBR New Zealander of the Year.

The appointment by the Speaker, Hon Margaret Wilson, followed a recommendation from the Parliamentary Service Commission (PSC).

The committee, under the Parliamentary Service Act, is required to review the amount of money appropriated by Parliament for administrative and support services to the House and to Members and to review funding entitlements for parliamentary purposes.

‘With eight parties represented in Parliament, the PSC felt it would be more efficient to get one person of good standing to serve as the Committee rather than also use former MPs as has happened in the past,’ said the Speaker.

Mr Goulter, who was involved in the last review, has three months to report to the Speaker, although that timeframe can by agreement be extended.


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