Key people

ACC is a Crown entity, governed by a Board that is responsible to the Minister for ACC. The Chief Executive reports to the Board.

Minister for ACC

Our Minister is the Honourable Michael Woodhouse and our Associate Minister is the Honourable Jacqui Dean.

Each year the Minister sends ACC a Letter of Agreement that sets out the various areas the Government would like us to focus on during the coming year, such as injury prevention in specific areas of concern.

The letter forms the basis of ACC's business planning process. This is formalised in the Service Agreement, which is negotiated between ACC and the Minister. The Service Agreement details what services the Minister expects us to deliver and how our performance will be measured. It also sets out what financial support the Government will supply to ACC.

Administrative support for the Minister’s ACC portfolio is provided by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment.

Minister’s biography (external link)

Associate Minister’s biography (external link)

Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (external link)

Reports and strategy.

ACC’s governing legislation

The Accident Compensation Act 2001 governs how ACC is structured and how it operates.

To view the full act, see Accident Compensation Act 2001 (external link).

ACC Board members

The Board governs ACC and its functions, and delegates the day-to-day management of ACC to the Chief Executive. It comprises eight non-executive members who are appointed by the Minister for ACC. Members are appointed for three years, with the opportunity to be re-appointed for a further three years.

Chief Executive

Scott Pickering commenced his role as Chief Executive of ACC on 1 May 2013.

Scott is a seasoned executive with a background in global insurance gained through a career serving several companies in multiple regions and countries.

Prior to joining ACC Scott was Regional CEO Central and Eastern Europe, the Middle East and Africa for Willis International Limited. He joined Willis in 2010 following three years with the RSA Insurance Group (a FTSE 100 company).

View the expenses of ACC’s Chief Executive.

The Executive

ACC’s The Executive is led by the Chief Executive. The Executive is responsible for the leadership and management of the organisation and accountable for ensuring ACC achieves its goals.

ACC’s Executive is made up of the senior managers from each of ACC’s business groups. The Executive meets each month and reports regularly to the ACC Board. It also liaises with the Minister for ACC, and includes preparing briefings and attending meetings.

Reviewed: 11 December 2015