BOPDHB Response to the State Services Commission Inquiry into the Use of External Security Consultants.

As part of the States Services Commission Inquiry into the Use of External Security Consultants ("the Inquiry") by state sector agencies, Bay of Plenty District Health Board was asked to ensure that:  

  • any use of external security consultants in general, and Thompson and Clark Investigations Ltd (TCIL) in particular, by your agency is appropriate, well managed and there are appropriate controls and oversight in place;

  • any interactions or relationships with external security consultants, including TCIL, are consistent with the professional expectations of the public service as expressed in the Code of Conduct for the State Services.

In response to, and support of, the SSC's release of the report into its inquiry into the use of security consultants in Government agencies, the BOPDHB issues the following statement: 

"Bay of Plenty District Health Board has on occasion used the services of external security consultants for IT related security / cyber security audits.  This type of use is excluded from the scope of the Inquiry, and the DHB does not use the services of external security consultants for specialist investigative or security services that would fall within the terms of the Inquiry.

BOPDHB has reviewed its systems and records and can find no evidence of any interactions with Thompson and Clark Investigations Ltd or its associated entities."

 

Owen Wallace
General Manager, Corporate Services

Last updated: December 18, 2018