Authority members

The Authority consists of three part-time members.

Three part-time members

They are appointed by the Governor-General, on the advice of the Minister of Workplace Relations and Safety. Members are normally appointed for three years, and can be reappointed.

Authority members are supported by a Director and an analyst/administration.

The Authority commissions advice and research from outside experts, as needed, on matters such as job sizing and remuneration levels.

Authority members receive an honorarium, determined by the Cabinet Fees Framework.


Remuneration Authority Chair

Hon Dame Fran Wilde DNZM QSO was appointed as Chair on 1 December 2015.

Fran Wilde is a former Minister, Mayor of Wellington, and Chair of the Greater Wellington Regional Council. She was also the CEO of the NZ Trade Development Board and is an experienced company director, having served on and chaired private sector, local government and central government boards.

Fran is currently Deputy Chair of the New Zealand Transport Agency, Deputy Chair of the Capital Coast District Health Board, Chair of the National Military Heritage Trust and a director of various companies. She is a Chartered Fellow of the NZ Institute of Directors.


Remuneration Authority Members

Geoffrey Summers was appointed as a Member 5 January 2016.

Geoff Summers was an owner, director and Principal Consultant with Strategic Pay, a market leader in strategic remuneration and performance management before appointment to the Authority. In addition Geoff has significant experience as Director of Human Resources within state sector organisations and experience in all aspects of employment relationships and human resources policy development. Geoff is a Past President of the Human Resources Institute of New Zealand and served on the Ministerial Committee to review the Code of Good Faith Bargaining.


Len Cook CBE was appointed as a Member 28 October 2016.

Len Cook was the National Statistician of the United Kingdom from 2000 to 2005 and the Government Statistician of New Zealand from 1992 to 2000. Prior to this, he worked in various roles at Statistics New Zealand from 1971, becoming Deputy Government Statistician in 1986. He was a member of the Royal Commission on Social Policy in 1987-88.

Mr Cook was appointed Families Commissioner in 2015 and Chair of the board of Families Commission. He is Past-President of the Institute of Public Administration. He also is a member of the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust Board, and has served on a wide variety of boards.