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Former TINZ Patron, Governor-General of New Zealand and respected jurist Sir Anand Satyanand has been appointed as a member of TI's global Advisory Council. Sir Anand's appointment was confirmed in late August by TI's Chair José Ugaz and TI Founder and Chair of the Advisory Council Peter Elgen.
This five-year appointment is an honour and reflects both Sir Anand's and New Zealand's reputation within the organisation.
He joins distinguished members from around the world in providing sage counsel and wise advice to our global organisation. Other familiar names include Jimmy Carter and Justice Michael Kirby of Australia.
Sir Anand was characteristically modest about the appointment, but said in a letter to fellow TI members, "Transparency International's credibility is important to pursue in the interests of civil society everywhere in the world. Having another Pacific voice at the table will help focus on the region's problems."
Sir Anand is keen to ensure that Pacific views on corruption and integrity are heard at the global table. His ability to draw out the most relevant and salient points of a discussion, as heard at many TINZ events, should be well received at international meetings.
Sir Anand will attend Council gatherings during his regular trips to Europe on his busy international governance and advocacy schedule.
TINZ looks forward to the valuable insights Sir Anand will be able to share on international trends in transparency best practice being discussed globally.
TINZ Director and Deputy Chair Claire Johnstone, TINZ Chair Suzanne Snively, Retiring Patron Sir Anand Satyanand and Former Chair Murray Petrie.