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, 154 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.

What we're working on this month

Applicants have been shortlisted and a comprehensive schedule of interviews is now underway. The due diligence process outlined in the document above will then commence. Applicants unsuccessful at the shortlisting stage were notified. 

Coming up

February-March 2020

Successful interviewees will be notified and invited to sit on their respective subsidiary board. An induction programme will be run for the new subsidiary boards. 

April 2020

The new national Institute will be stood up with its own governing council and subsidiary boards.