Our Board

On 1 April 2020, Whitireia and WelTec became subsidiaries of the Te Pūkenga (New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology). 

Our board comprises of:

  • Justin Lester – Chair
  • Linda Meade – Deputy Chair
  • Caitlin Barlow-Groome
  • Kathy Grant
  • Sue Hope
  • Kura Moeahu (Te Āti Awa)
  • Tupara Morrison - Ngāti Whakaue (Ngāti Hurungaterangi, Ngāti Pukaki koromatua hapū) 
  • Chas Taurima

The Education (Vocational Education and Training Reform) Amendment Act requires that the initial board for each subsidiary ITP comprise at least four and no more than eight directors, of which at least half must reside within the region that the subsidiary primarily serves.