Marion Cowden Joins TINZ as Executive Officer

TINZ welcomes Marion Cowden as its volunteer Executive Officer.  Her role is to work with the TINZ Board, who are also voluntary, to shape TINZ to become more viable  and sustainable. This is required if the organisation is to be effective in demonstrating that strong integrity systems are the antidote to corruptions and for the Chapter to assume a more active role in the Pacific Region.

Marion is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of New Zealand and holds a B.Sc and B.Com from Auckland University and an MBA (with Distinction) from Massey University.   She has held senior roles in finance and corporate services in the New Zealand and Australian public services and with the Commonwealth Secretariat based in London.

Her current governance roles include Deputy Chair and Chair of the Risk and Audit Committee of the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority, Member and Deputy Chair, Institute of Environmental Science and Research Ltd. She is also a Director, of the Co-operative Bank, of the St John of God Hauora Trust, and Student Job Search.   In addition, she is a member of the Audit and Risk Committee of the Ministry for the Environment and until early 2014 was Chair of the Independent Expert Advisory Committee of the World Health Organisation.  Marion is an active member of Rotary and provides governance support to a small number of not-for profit organisations within the community.

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Recent Activity

Protect our whistleblowers
Transparency International New Zealand (TINZ) is calls for better whistleblower protection. 8 Aug, 2017

Auditor General resignation requires transparency
Transparency International New Zealand (TINZ) calls on Parliament to release the report by Sir Maarten Wevers that lead to the resignation of Auditor-General Martin Matthews. 5 Aug, 2017

TINZ applauds decline in foreign trusts
Government implementation of tougher disclosure requirements for foreign trusts have led to around 75% discontinuing or exiting New Zealand. 9 Jul, 2017

Public Sector Integrity Media Release
State Services Commission took a very positive step in addressing a key recommendation of TINZ's Integrity Plus 2013 New Zealand National Integrity System Assessment by advertising a role for Deputy Commissioner, Integrity, Ethics and Standards. 11 May, 2017

Corruption Perceptions Index 2016 TINZ media release
Transparency International 25 Jan, 2017