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 - Nicole Anderson (Chair), Paul Connell (Vice-Chair), Catherine Abel-Pattinson, Jane von Dadelszen, Simonne Eldridge, Nicolaas van Loon, Edie Moke.
The Accreditation Council trades as IANZ for its accreditation activities. It also has a subsidiary certification body, Telarc Limited. Both IANZ and Telarc Limited provide training services in accreditation and certification respectively.
An information sheet introducing the Council, its authority, functions, services, constitution, history and additional responsibilities can be found below.