Dame Patsy and Sir David hosted a reception for State Services Commission Crown Entity Board Chairs at Government House in Wellington this evening.
Crown entities include an incredibly wide range of New Zealand institutions from universities and health boards to organisations like the Broadcasting Standards Authority and the Independent Police Conduct Authority. As Dame Patsy said, crown entities represent a key point of contact with the government for many New Zealanders. They also account for over $40 billion of expenditure every year and collectively are the largest employer of state servants - a huge part of the New Zealand labour force.
Dame Patsy thanked the board chairs and their organisations for their commitment to serving the public of New Zealand.