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ABOUT WELTEC » Combined Council Members

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WelTec and Whitireia
Council Members

 Roger Sowry

Roger Sowry, CNZM
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.

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Vaughan Renner

Vaughan Renner
Deputy Chair

Vaughan has an MBA, and science and engineering qualifications. He runs his own businesses and has strong commercial, strategic planning and IT skills. Vaughan has a background in governance (currently including; The Employers Chamber of Commerce Central, Business NZ, and Standards New Zealand). He is a member of the Institute of Directors.

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 Nancy McIntosh-Ward

Nancy McIntosh-Ward

Nancy holds an MBA and is a Chartered Accountant and has extensive financial, management, commercial, governance, tertiary education and marketing experience.  Nancy is a member of the Institute of Directors.

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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.

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Dr Deborah Hume

Dr Deborah Hume has led strategic risk-management consultancies that worked with public and private organisations and is now responsible for Wellington’s Metro train operations (Tranz Metro) and New Zealand’s long-distance passenger train services (Scenic Journeys). She has a PhD in Biology from Queen’s University in Canada, and is a member of the Institute of Directors and Global Women.

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 Peter Steel

Peter Steel

Peter has an economic and engineering background having worked for over 30 years as a Consulting Engineer as well as 5 years as a senior Engineering General Manager at KiwiRail. He has strong commercial, governance and management experience from his work activities as well as a period as President of the Wellington Regional Chamber of Commerce. Peter is currently Managing Director, New Zealand for SMEC New Zealand Limited, part of the international SMEC consultancy group.

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Fran Wilde

Hon Fran Wilde CNZM QSO JP is Chair of the Greater Wellington Regional Council and was previously an MP and Cabinet Minister, as well as Mayor of Wellington. In business she was CEO of the NZ Trade Development Board and chair and/or director on the boards of a number of listed, state owned and privately held companies. Fran has also run her own consultancy business and has played a key role in Wellington and national philanthropic and arts organisations. She is a member of the IOD, a Fellow of the NZIM and holds an honorary doctorate in law from Victoria University of Wellington from which she earlier graduated with a BA degree.

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Combined Council Meeting Dates 2014

  • 19 February
  • 19 March
  • 16 April
  • 21 May
  • 18 June
  • 20 August
  • 17 September
  • 29 October
  • 10 December