The Board of NZCER, which represents a wide cross section of education interests, helps identify key educational issues and stakeholder needs, thus providing a strategic focus for the Council.
Peter Coolbear - Director, Ako Aotearoa Chairperson
Martin Thrupp, School of Education, University of Waikato Deputy Chairperson
Tahu Potiki, Ngāi Tahu Governor General's appointee
Liz Gordon, Managing Director, Pukeko Research Ltd Audit and Risk Committee Chair
Anne Stephenson - Stephenson Thorner Limited
Brendon Puketapu, Chair, Whanganui River Māori Trust Board
Janis Carroll-Lind, Research Leader at Te Tari Puna Ora o Aotearoa NZ Childcare Association (NZCA)
Lexie Grudnoff, Faculty of Education, University of Auckland
Vicki Carpenter, Faculty of Education, University of Auckland
Sue McDowall - Senior Researcher, NZCER
The NZCER Board and Electoral College
The Board of NZCER consists of six elected members and one appointed by the Governor-General on the recommendation of the Minister of Education. The Board, as it sees fit, can co-opt up to two additional people to be members of the Council.
Board members are appointed for terms of 4 years, and every 2 years three of the six elected Board members will complete their term. At this point the Electoral College is tasked to nominate and elect three members to replace those stepping down. Retiring members may stand for re-election.
The Electoral College consists of three broad groupings:
- a number of ex-officio positions of chief executives of educational organisations, heads of college of education or university education faculties;
- nominated representatives of education sector organisations, including unions and associations, that cover all areas from early childhood to tertiary groupings and the private education sector; and
- past directors of NZCER.
For more information on the Electoral College, please refer to the NZCER Act 1972 and amendments, in particular the NZCER Amendment Act 1991.