- accountable authorities
- employees, officers or members of the entity (e.g. members of a commission or members of a governing board),
- directors and
- persons prescribed by an Act (e.g. statutory office holders) or the PGPA Rule.
Officials do not include:
- consultants or independent contractors who have not been prescribed as officials
- a person, or class of people, who are prescribed by an Act or rules not to be officials.