Legal Structure

The Rural Health Alliance Aotearoa New Zealand was registered as an Incorporated Society under the Incorporated Societies Act 1908 in May 2012 and became a registered charity under the Charities Act 2005 in October 2012 (CC48376).

The Rules of the Rural Health Alliance Aotearoa New Zealand Incorporated:

RHAANZ Constitution June 2019

Governance Structure

The Alliance has a three-tiered governance structure:

  • Representative Body – made up of one representative from each member organisation. Responsible for setting high level strategy, policies and communications.
  • Council – group of up to 12 individuals comprising elected members and non-elected members. Responsible for overall management of the organisation and approves membership.
  • Executive Committee – skills based group of up to 5 Council members. Responsible for ensuring Council works effectively, decisions are made in line with policy direction and engages the chief executive.