About TAIC

The Commission in session

The Wellington-based Transport Accident Investigation Commission comprises five Commissioners, supported by a Chief Executive and her 27 staff, with an annual budget of about $5m.

As well as being Commissioners for the inquiry purposes, they are also the independent Crown entity board, in keeping with the requirements of the Crown Entities Act 2004.

This section of the site provides information about our leadership, the domestic legal and international framework within which we work, our plans for the future and our performance reporting.

Each heading clicks through to more detailed corporate information.

The printed TAIC Act

Legal framework

The Transport Accident Investigation Commission Act 1990 establishes the Commission as an independent Crown entity. Its powers include conducting inquiries, controlling accident site access, inspecting and securing evidence...

Strategy and performance

In its capacity as an independent Crown entity, TAIC is accountable to Parliament through the Minister or delegated Associate Minister of Transport. Our documents of accountability set out our strategy and track our achievements...
A meeting of the Commission


On the recommendation of the Minister of Transport, the Governor-General appoints the Commissioners for fixed, renewable terms...
The TAIC Executive Management Team

Executive management

The Commission's Chief Executive is supported by three general managers responsible for the investigation and business services teams...
TAIC Commissioners, CEO and staff - Dec 2016

Careers at TAIC

We advertise staff vacancies on our home page, this page, and on the jobs.govt.nz website.
International flags on NZ Parliament forecourt

Transport safety links

Links to some of the organisations we work closest with in New Zealand and internationally...