The Accreditation Council was established as a statutory body in 1972 under the then Testing Laboratory Registration Act 1972, and continues to fulfil its statutory functions today under the Standards and Accreditation Act 2015. It operates as a user funded autonomous Crown Entity under the Crown Entities Act 2004.
The Accreditation Council - Marion Cowden, Dr Graeme Benny, Paul Connell (Chair), Jane von Dadelszen, Carolyn Harkess, Nicole Anderson and Catherine Abel-Pattinson.
The Accreditation Council trades as IANZ for its accreditation activities. It also has a training division where it trades as the New Zealand Quality College (NZQC) and subsidiary certification body, Telarc Limited.
An information sheet introducing the Council, its authority, functions, services, constitution, history and additional responsibilities can be found below.