17 July, 2012
New Zealand Qualifications Authority Board appointments
Education Minister Hekia Parata today announced the appointments of Pauline Winter and Andrew McKenzie to the New Zealand Qualifications Authority Board.
Ms Winter and Dr McKenzie will replace Shona Smith and Keith Taylor, whose terms have expired.
“Pauline and Andrew bring with them extensive governance experience. Andrew has a strong record of public service going back more than three decades, and Pauline has worked at a high level in the public and private sectors.”
Suzanne Suckling has been reappointed Chair for a term of twelve months while Jenn Bestwick, Tanira Kingi, John Morgan, Neil Quigley and Murray Strong have all been reappointed to the board.
Ms Parata expressed her thanks to departing board members Shona Smith and Keith Taylor.
“NZQA has benefited significantly from Shona and Keith’s experience and expertise, and I want to thank them for their service.”
Dr Andrew McKenzie – QSO (Wellington) is an independent consultant. He was previously the Chief Executive of the New Zealand Food Safety Authority. He has also worked in a variety of positions in the animal and plant products industries, including Veterinary Attaché for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in London, and Administrator and Chief of the Ministry of Agriculture and Food’s Regulatory Authority.
Pauline Winter – QSO (Auckland) holds a number of roles including Director of Pasifika Advancement at AUT University and of her consultancy firm INTERPACIFIC Ltd. She chairs OMEGA talent, the Pacific Peoples Advancement Trust and the National Advisory Board on Employment for Women. She is a Commissioner for the Tertiary Education Commission and has recently been appointed to the Auckland City Investment Board and the Auckland Council Business Advisory Group.