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COUNCIL MEMBERS Combined Council of WelTec and Whitireia

Academic Board


Te Komiti Poutokomanawa

Chief Executive Performance Appraisal Committee

Risk and Audit Committee

Campus Development Committee

Holden Hohaia (Chair)

Moana Sinclair (Chair)

Nancy McIntoshWard (Chair)

Vaughan Renner (Chair)

Fran Wilde (Chair)

Antony Royal Dr Selwyn Katene Roger Sowry

Antony Royal Roger Sowry Fran Wilde

Deborah Hume Nancy McIntosh-Ward Roger Sowry

Kabini Sanga Roger Sowry

Peter Coolbear (Chair) Linda Sissons Don Campbell Chris Gosling Nicola Meek Lawrence Arps Hinemoa Priest Jeanette Grace Julia Hennessy Helen Gardiner Sue Mills Gerry McCullough Catherine Law Leba Leqakowailutu

Antony Royal Kura Moeahu Roger Sowry Vaughan Renner Wirangi Luke

The Council comprises eight members. The subcommittees of the Council are Risk and Audit; Campus Development; Chief Executive Performance Appraisal; and the Combined Academic Board. There are two Iwi advisory groups to Council. They are Atiawanuitonu (Te Atiawa) and Te Komiti Poutokomanawa (Ngati Toa). In December 2014 the Council agreed that a forum for Te Atiawa advice and dialogue was required. Atiawanuitonu was established encompassing Te Atiawa and the other tribes of Taranaki. A hui was followed by a Powhiri for Council and members of the management team. Atiawanuitonu met three times in 2015. The forum provided a governance context for the memoranda which exist between WelTec and Te Runanganui o Te Atiawa ki te Upoko o te Ika a Maui Inc (Te Atiawa) and Te Marae o Waiwhetu. During 2015 a Steering Committee chaired by Chris Gosling, Chief Executive of WelTec and Whitireia was established to lead progress on the new creative technologies and applied arts campus.


Roger Sowry, ONZM Council Chair Roger Sowry was a Member of Parliament from 1990 to 2005, firstly representing the Kapiti electorate, then as a National list MP. Roger retired from Parliament in 2005 moving to become Chief Executive of Arthritis New Zealand. He is a member of the Electricity Authority. Roger is also a member of the Institute of Directors.

Vaughan Renner Deputy Chair Vaughan Renner has an MBA, and science and engineering qualifications. He is self-employed and has strong commercial, strategic planning and IT skills. Vaughan has a background in governance (currently including Westlake Governance Limited, Business Central, Business NZ, and Standards New Zealand). He is a member of the Institute of Directors. He was appointed as Deputy Chair of The Open Polytechnic of New Zealand in 2014.

Nancy McIntosh-Ward Nancy holds an MBA and is a Chartered Accountant. She is the former Chief Executive of the Karori Sanctuary Trust and has extensive financial, management, commercial, governance, tertiary education and marketing experience. She is currently a consultant specialising in strategy development to delivery. Nancy is a member of the Institute of Directors.

Dr. Kabini Sanga Kabini Sanga is an Associate Professor of Education in the Faculty of Education at Victoria University of Wellington. He holds a Doctor of Philosophy from the University of Sasketchewan, Canada. He did his early university education at the University of South Pacific, Fiji. He has held a number of senior roles in education, including being the Director of the Institute of Education of the University of the South Pacific; the Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Solomon Islands College of Education, and the Chief Education Officer, Solomon Islands Ministry of Education.

2015 WelTec Annual Report  

2015 WelTec Annual Report

2015 WelTec Annual Report  

2015 WelTec Annual Report