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We have continued to evolve our governance structure to ensure it stays fit-for-purpose and that any risks to our business are managed. Our governance bodies lead and guide us. They set our strategic direction and oversee our progress. Members have clearly defined roles and responsibilities to ensure separation of governance and management accountabilities.

In addition, a Risk and Assurance Committee provides independent advice to the Commissioner on our risk management and system of internal controls. The members are experts with a mixture of skills in assurance, financial management, risk management and organisational change.

Commissioner and Chief Executive of Inland Revenue

Both governor and manager of Inland Revenue, the Commissioner has statutory independence from Ministers to ensure she can levy tax and carry out her duties independently.

Risk and Assurance Committee

Includes external members and 1 Inland Revenue Deputy Commissioner. This committee provides independent advice to assist the Commissioner in her statutory and governance responsibilities. On the Committee in the 2020-21 year were:

  • Michael Ahie (Chair)
  • Sandi Beatie QSO
  • Melanie Templeton
  • Mark Darrow
  • Karen Jordan
  • Mary Craig (Inland Revenue representative).

Strategic Governance Board

Provides overall governance and strategic direction, ensures we operate sustainably into the future and determines our enterprise risks and strategic approach to managing them.

Executive-level governance bodies that help the Commissioner carry out her responsibilities. 

Technical Governance Committee

Governs the effective coordination and management of our technical/legal business and significant tax issues.

Portfolio Governance Committee

Governs projects and programmes within our investment portfolio, primarily the Business Transformation Programme. Manages risks and issues and ensures work stays within set parameters.

Enterprise Priorities and Performance Committee

Governs our performance, health and delivery of key initiatives and activities, including discussing key risks and issues. Ensures we’re prioritising well and focusing on the right areas to achieve the strategic direction set out by the Board.

Working groups networked teams and non-executive level committees

Inland Revenue people working across functions and business groups to prioritise, problem solve and drive work programmes.

Last updated: 02 Nov 2021
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