1.8 Board and subsidiaries

To facilitate its work, during the period through to March 2020, Board members will establish constructive lines of communication between the Establishment Board and the existing ITP governance teams.

Barry Jordan: Ara, NMIT, Open Polytechnic, Otago Polytechnic, SIT, Tai Poutini Polytechnic, Weltec and Whitireia

Kim Ngārimu: MIT, Northtec, Toi-Ohomai, Unitec

Tania Hodges: EIT, UCOL, Wintec, WITT

Peter Winder: Advisory support ensuring consistency of approach.

What's been done

Expressions of interest have now closed for the positions of subsidiary board directors. For detailed information regarding the process, please visit Subsidiary Board Recruitment.

The approach for recruitment is based on the Treasury framework that is used to appoint directors to the boards of Crown Companies. A key difference is that appointments will be made by the Council of NZIST, not by a Minister.

Details on the approach are available in this document: ITP Subsidiary Boards Process [PDF, 254 KB]

A decisions framework has also been developed and is available here: ITP Subsidiary Decision Framework [PDF, 393 KB]

Establishment Board members engaged with ITP Councils to take stock of the current skills and capabilities across all the current ITP Councils. This information informed the requirements for subsidiary boards, which were circulated back to ITP Councils for consideration and feedback.

We've shortlised applicants and completed a comprehensive schedule of interviews.

What we're working on this month

We’re in the final stages of appointing directors to each of the subsidiary boards to ensure that effective governance is in place from 1 April 2020.

Until all offers have been accepted and referee and mandatory background checks are complete, we’re not able to comment further on any appointments. We expect to be able to release further information at the end of the week beginning 9 March.

We're putting together an induction programme for the new subsidiary boards. 

Coming up

April 2020

The new national Institute will come into effect with its own governing Council and Subsidiary Boards.