The IDT derives its mandate and reports to Parliament through the Minister of Public Works who is the Shareholder Representative and Executive Authority. The Minister of Public Works appoints the Board of Trustees as the accounting authority for five years.
The Board of Trustees is made up of 10 non-executive and independent Trustees.
As the accounting authority of the IDT, the Board of Trustees has the following fiduciary responsibilities and duties:
- Ensure reasonable protection of the assets and records of the public entity (IDT);
- Act with fidelity, honesty, integrity and in the best interests of the public entity in managing the financial affairs of the public entity;
- Seek, within the sphere of influence of that accounting authority, to prevent any prejudice to the financial interests of the state.
The Board of Trustees has these 5 sub-committees:
- Audit and Risk;
- Strategic Planning and Programmes;
- Human Resources and Corporate Services; and
- Board Executive Committee (Remuneration)