222 Appointment criteria

(1)

All Gambling Commissioners must have, in the opinion of the Minister, the knowledge, skills, and experience to enable them to assist in undertaking the functions, powers, and responsibilities of the Gambling Commission.

(2)

Additionally, the Chief Gambling Commissioner must be, or have been, a barrister and solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand with at least 7 years’ legal experience that meets the requirements of rules made, under the Lawyers and Conveyancers Act 2006, for the purposes of section 30 of that Act.

(3)

A proposed Gambling Commissioner must disclose to the Minister, before appointment,—

(a)

any interest (direct or indirect) or other appointment that affects, or may affect, the discharge of the Gambling Commission’s functions; and

(b)

the proposed appointee’s financial position; and

(c)

whether or not the proposed appointee has been convicted of an offence in New Zealand or overseas.

(4)

A Gambling Commissioner must disclose to the Minister any interest, other appointment or conviction referred to in subsection (3) that arises during the term of the Commissioner’s appointment.

Section 222(2): amended, on 1 August 2008, by section 348 of the Lawyers and Conveyancers Act 2006 (2006 No 1).