Governance

Te Kōruru - National Governing Body of Literacy Aotearoa

Te Kōruru (the National Governing Body) is responsible for establishing policy and monitoring the effectiveness of the organisation. Te Tumuaki (CEO) is an ex officio member of Te Kōruru, and is responsible for the management of the national organisation.

 

​Te Ropu Poa

Te Kaiwhakahaere (Joint Chairperson)

 

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Howard Fancy

Te Kaiwhakahaere (Joint Chairperson) 

Howard brings extensive governance, management and public sector experiences to the Board. He has successfully led major policy reforms and organisational changes. He has worked in both small and large organisations and with a diverse range of community and population groups.

His public sector experiences include ten years as Chief Executive of the Ministry of Education, eight years as a Deputy Secretary for the Treasury and roles as Chief Executive of the then Ministry of Commerce and Acting Chief Executive of the Ministry for the Environment.
He currently chairs the Board of Arts Access Aotearoa and is an external member of several public sector Risk and Audit and Advisory committees. He recently completed a seven year term as a Director of Cognition Education Limited and has also been the Executive Director of the independent Motu Economic and Public Policy research institute.

Since leaving the public sector Howard has also undertaken a number of consultancy services for a wide range of organisations. He holds a MComm (Hons) in economics and BSc (Hons) in Chemistry from the University of Canterbury.

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Emily Vaka'uta

Te Kōruru Member

Jess Stall

Te Kōruru Member

Jo Cribb

Te Kōruru Member

Jo has a portfolio career as a director, consultant and researcher. She is Chief Executive of the New Zealand Book Council, a Board member of the Press Council, a Council member of VSA and Chair of the Board of Scots College. She was formerly Chief Executive of the Ministry for Women and a Board member for IHC. She holds a PhD in public policy from Victoria University of Wellington and a PgDip in Management from the University of Cambridge and MA (Distinction) from the University of Canterbury.

Jo works with organisations to develop and execute strategy and find solutions to complex policy and organisation challenges. She has strong links to the Victoria University School of Government, where her research interests include building NGO governance capability. Her doctoral thesis was on NGO accountability and its implications for improving the mechanisms of government contracting with NGOs.

Norm McKenzie

Te Kōruru Member

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