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Two new directors, Fuimaono Tuiasau and David McNeill were elected during the TINZ November Annual General Meeting. In addition, Daniel King has been appointed by the board as an Interim Director.
Fuimaono practiced for many years as a senior litigation lawyer, and then worked for many years in government, in the Ministry of Justice in Wellington then in 2008 with the Ministry of Pacific Island Affairs in Auckland. He was the International Manager of the Auckland Chamber of Commerce, and now runs international business consultancy that assists corporates and business to expand into the Pacific.
Fuimaono has led policy development work, coordinated research and managed operational projects. He managed a range of business services for trade and export between New Zealand and the Pacific Islands. Fuimaono has extensive networks with central government, local government, the business sectors, and NFP sector.
David has a strong background in Information Technology, currently in data centre technical services with Vodafone NZ and corporate decommissioning at Computer Recycling. He has wide experience in small & medium business technology consulting, mainly in Auckland. He has also undertaken financial & technology audit services for Coopers & Lybrand (now PwC). He holds a Bcomm from Auckland University. He has a practical, grass roots approach, giving a direct view of where potentially corrupt local situations can arise.
Daniel has been assisting companies address potential business ethics risks in global operations since 2004. This includes developing policies; carrying out country risk assessments; implementing strategies across functions and regions; and training sales and procurement teams in the UK, Denmark, Singapore, China and Malaysia. He was responsible for implementing an ethics code of conduct for a large multinational and developing training for over 7000 employees – based on ethical dilemmas common in regions of operation.
He has a business background and an MSc in Responsibility and Business Practice from the University of Bath, UK. Daniel is a partner in a consultancy, The Nature of Business, and has worked internationally across a variety of industry sectors.