Steven Joyce has today announced his latest appointments to TEI. These are important because after changes to the Education Act 1989 in 2009 the Minister controls the appointment of half of the appointees of Councils. The Council appoints the other half. Think about the possible implications of Government influence.
Manukau Institute of Technology
Ms Rachael Tuwhangai, who is of Tainui descent, is an Education Manager with Serco and is developing the education programme for the new South Auckland prison. From 2003 to 2014, Ms Tuwhangai was a lecturer in the Faculty of Education at the University of Auckland. She is a trustee of COMET Auckland, the former City of Manukau Education Trust.
Mr Vern Dark is a company director, business advisor and avocado orchard owner and operator. He spent 40 years working as a professional engineer in the aerospace, forestry, energy, petrochemical, dairy and port industries. The positions he held include Managing Director of Fletcher Challenge Petrochemicals, Chief Executive of Northland Dairy Co-operative and Chief Executive of Northland Port Corporation.
Mr Michael (Mike) Horne is the Managing Partner for Deloitte’s Dunedin office and has worked for Deloitte for 20 years in New Zealand and overseas. He was made a Partner in 2002 and is a board member of Deloitte New Zealand. Mr Horne has a strong governance background as a board member and advisor to a wide range of organisations.
Ms Gillian Bremner is Chief Executive Officer of Presbyterian Support Otago and a member of the New Zealand Council of Christian Social Services. She is a director of Habitat for Humanity, a member of the Disability Support Advisory Committee, and sits on the regional allocation committee for the JR McKenzie Trust.
Auckland University of Technology
Ms Sussan Turner is the former Group Chief Executive for MediaWorks, and had oversight of the company’s radio, television and interactive operations, including TV3 and FOUR. Ms Turner began her career as a journalist in Dunedin, and became the Managing Director of Radio Otago, a publically-listed company.
Ms Lyn Lim is a partner of Forest Harrison, a legal firm that she founded in 2006. Ms Lim specialises in commercial, corporate and governance issues and in litigation and dispute resolution. Ms Lim’s governance roles include the Public Trust, and she is Deputy Chair of the ASB Community Trust, trustee of the Asia New Zealand Foundation, and a member of the Auckland Regional Amenities Funding Board.
Ms Judith Thompson is a design management consultant. As the former Head of Design for New Zealand Trade and Enterprise (NZTE), she led the Better by Design programme and her professional background has included work in economic development and in the not-for-profit sector.
The University of Auckland
Mr Michael Daniell, is the Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Fisher & Paykel Healthcare Corporation Limited. A graduate of the engineering programme at the University of Auckland, he has held various positions in Fisher & Paykel’s Healthcare division, including product design engineer and technical manager.
These folk go onto Councils and then vote for other appointees.