Before registering for our Nominations Service, check your suitability using the checklist below.

1. Do you have experience as a Chief Executive or Senior Manager in a commercial, professional or community organisation?

2. Have you been a chair or president of a community group?

3. Do you have governance experience? Your experience might include a position on one or more of the following:

  • State sector board or committee
  • Private sector board of directors
  • Local or regional council
  • Regulatory or professional body
  • School board of trustees
  • Religious or community organisation

4. Do you have specialist qualifications and/or work experience? For example, extensive experience in any of the following:

  • Accounting
  • Financial management
  • Banking and insurance
  • Barrister or solicitor
  • Risk and assurance
  • Strategic development and senior business management
  • Change management and organisational development
  • Health and safety management
  • Applied technical fields in engineering
  • Infrastructure, transport and logistics
  • Science and technology
  • Big data
  • Research and development
  • Media and communications
  • Arts and culture
  • Education
  • Health
  • Social services
  • Engagement with Crown and public sector agencies

If you have answered ‘yes’ to three or more questions, you may be a suitable candidate.

We do not nominate public servants to State sector boards and committees, however previous experience as a public servant can be valuable. The Cabinet Office circular CO (02) 5 Appointment of Public Servants to Statutory Boards (external link)(external link) has further information.

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