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Industry Stakeholder Group

The Hanga‑Aro‑Rau Order in Council has a unique requirement to establish an Industry Stakeholder Group (ISG). This core group is representative of industry, including their workforces, and is an essential part of our governance system.

The group was established in June 2022 and its primary purpose is to:

  • Provide guidance and feedback on our organisational strategic direction and performance (including endorsement of key organisational documents such as our Statement of Strategic Direction, Operational Plan, and Investment Advice to the Tertiary Education Commission)
  • Offer advice and guidance from an Industry perspective
  • Evaluate the performance of our governing Council
  • Recruit and appoint future governing Council members.

The rōpū is independently chaired by Ngahiwi Tomoana (Ngāti Kahungunu, Ngāti Hawea, Ngāti Hori and Samoa).

The members of the Industry Stakeholder Group are:

Allan Jack
Ovation NZ

Ida-Jean Murray
North Drill

Peter Busfield
New Zealand Marine Industry Association

Bryn Thompson
Metalcraft Engineering

Sean Rooney
Allied Petroleum

Scott Fisher

Scott Lawson
Fire Protection Association of New Zealand (FPANZ)

Mary Jensen
Waikato Engineering Careers Association (WECA) and Smart Waikato Trust

Wayne Butson
Rail and Maritime Transport Union

Melissa Bennett
Red Stag Timber

Ruth Cobb

Catherine Lye
Employers & Manufacturers Association (EMA)

Peter Cordtz
The Cause Collective

Rick Lunn
Smart Trade Solutions

Amanda Wood
Business Central


Hanga-Aro-Rau and the ISG acknowledge the immense mahi of interim ISG Chair Matua Turi Ngatai (Ngaiterangi, Ngāti Ranginui) and Duane Mann from The Cause Collective, who were both instrumental in the establishment and early development phases of the ISG.