Corporate membership of the New Zealand Business and Parliament Trust is available to organisations who agree to support the Trust’s aim of advancing and encouraging business understanding of Parliament and Parliamentarians’ understanding of business.

Applicants for Corporate membership must give an undertaking to the Trustees, who in electing organisations take into account sector balance, that:

  • the enterprise is willing to support the Trust's educational purposes by committing the time to organising Study Programmes for Parliamentarians as well as give their own personnel time to benefit from reciprocal programmes;
  • the enterprise will not use its membership of the Trust for lobbying purposes.

Organisations applying for membership will be expected to participate in the Trust's study scheme in providing meaningful programmes of study to enhance MPs’ understanding of business incorporating the programme aims listed under the section on Business Study Programmes. 

Provisional Corporate Membership of the Trust was introduced in 2015 and will apply to those Corporate organisations who apply to join the Trust outside the allocation of full membership.  Provisional Corporate Members will pay a reduced subscription and have restricted involvement in Trust activities.

Subscription levels are as follows:

  • $5,000 + GST for organisations with a turnover of over $100 million;
  • $3,000 + GST for organisations with a turnover of below $100 million.

 The membership application form is available here: Corporate Membership application form



The following are the current corporate members of the Trust;

The total number of Corporate members of the Trust is now 73.