TINZ Governance

Transparency International (New Zealand) is governed by a Board of Directors of up to 12 persons elected by Members at the Society's Annual General Meeting. Directors are appointed for two years. They serve as individuals and not as representatives of their employer.

The current Officers of the Society are:

Patron: Right Honourable Sir Anand Satyanand

Former Governor-General, Sir Anand Satyanand, has elected to resume a position connected with promoting good governance by accepting a patronship with TINZ. He was previously a board member before resigning when appointed Governor-General. Alongside former roles as an ombudsman, judge and legal practitioner, Sir Anand maintained associations with many community organisations to do with the law, local government and sport - often in a governance engagement.

Chair: Suzanne Snively

Economic strategist, Suzanne Snively, previously a Partner in Public Sector Advisory at PricewaterhouseCoopers Wellington offfice, is the Managing Director of MoreMedia Enterprises. She has been a regular analyst and commentator on New Zealand's comparative economic position for over 25 years, including commentary on its level of corruption. A US Citizen, Suzanne arrived in Wellington as a Fullbright Scholar over 30 years ago. Amongst other roles, Suzanne was a Director of the Reserve Bank of New Zealand, of R A Hannah and Co and of Wellington City Council's Capital Holdings. She was also a Ministerial appointee to the Whanau Ora Task Force.

Deputy Chair: Murray Petrie

Murray has worked for the NZ Treasury and the International Monetary Fund (IMF), and since 1997 has been a consultant on public management to NZ government departments and International Financial Institutions. Murray is an active member of the IMF's Panel of Fiscal Experts, and a contributor to the International Budget Partnership, a trans-national network of NGOs working for greater budget transparency. He has worked on financial management reform and fiscal transparency in over 20 countries. Murray was a founding member of TINZ.

Director: Claire Johnstone

Claire was a founding member of TI-NZ and has served as Board member, Deputy Chair and Chair for more than a decade. She has a strong interest in transparency and accountability and hopes one day to be able to spend time researching what keeps New Zealand at the top end of the Transparency Index. Claire started her career as a journalist specialising in business and politics and since then has held several Chief Executive and General Manager positions in the public and private sector. She holds a Master of Public Policy, is a Winston Churchill Scholar and,has sat on a number of Boards and government review committees. She is currently the Chair of the New Zealand Artificial Limb Board. Claire currently works for OCG Consulting Limited.

Director: Peter Perry

Peter is a retired Reader in Geography from the University of Canterbury and author of two generally well received books on political corruption. His interest in political corruption led him to initiate a TI-NZ connection in the early 1990s which subsequently developed into a this chapter. This connection lapsed while he was resident in the UK (2001-2008) but also returning each year to teach summer school programme. The intellectual community was for the most part uninterested in contemporary political corruption 20 years ago. That situation has much improved but the change by no means complete and it is necessary to emphasise that the question to some degree resolves itself into one of ensuring that the lively and welcome growth of interest in business ethics is extended to other domains. He complements the essential business, political and legal expertise which the board possesses with the skill of the scholar engaged in researching and thinking through corruption in a variety of forms and places and at every scale from local to global over a twenty year period.

Director: Dr. Murray Sheard

Murray is an ethics trainer, author, academic, social entrepreneur, anti-corruption and overseas development specialist.

His current role is as Education and Advocacy Manager at TEAR Fund, based in Auckland. Prior to this he was founder and manager of The Kitchen, Auckland’s first major co-working space for social entrepreneurs and small organisations working for more-than-profit. He has lectured in philosophy and ethics at the University of Auckland.

While working from London and Jerusalem, he was Director of Professional Integrity Education, at Tiri (now Integrity Action) an independent non-governmental organisation that works with governments, business and civil society to find practical solutions to tough corruption problems. He was responsible for the development of two of Tiri’s major programmes. Previously, Murray was director of Ethical Edge Ltd, an ethics consultancy, and the New Zealand Team Leader of Servants to Asia’s Urban Poor, a development charity with teams living and working in the slums of Asia’s mega-cities, engaged in ground-up community development

His publications have appeared in peer-reviewed journals, such as Philosophy of Management, Environmental Ethics, and Journal of Philosophy in the Contemporary World, and in the edited collection Philosophy and Climate Change: Transforming Possibilities. Murray was the secretary of the Arab Journal of Public Integrity and Management and is the author of Living Simply, a resource for justice-focused lifestyles.

Murray brings his developing nations experience in the field of integrity and governance to the team in TINZ. He is interested in both public and private sector integrity in NZ and in overseas development in countries where corruption is high. In the last year he has been a contributing author to the NZ National Integrity Survey and has the portfolio for Parliamentary Relationships.

Director: Fiona Tregonning

Fiona Tregonning is a Senior Associate in the Litigation Department of Bell Gully in Wellington. She specialises in the resolution of commercial disputes across a range of industry sectors, for both New Zealand and international clients. Before returning to NZ in 2008, she spent five years at Herbert Smith, a large London law firm. This included a stint in the firm's Hong Kong office working on a Foreign Corrupt Practices Act internal investigation. Prior to that, Fiona took up a Fulbright scholarship to study for an LL.M. at Harvard and then spent a year in The Hague seconded to the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons. Fiona is also a member of the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust Board.

Director: Ian Tuke

Ian leads the Counter Fraud Service for the NZ Deloitte Forensics Team. He has 20 years of experience in assisting NZ organisations manage risk, with the bulk of that time served assisting with the prevention, detection and response to fraud and corruption issues in New Zealand, the Pacific and in South East Asia. He has been a Fraud Squad Detective and has also managed the Company Fraud Squad for the Auckland Police. He then established and led a verification and fraud screening function on and offshore for Immigration NZ, where his team dramatically improved fraud detections. The last 6 years have been dedicated to protecting public and private sector clients from reputational harm in NZ and across the region.

Director: Bryce Edwards

Dr Bryce Edwards is a lecturer in Politics at the University of Otago, and he has a PhD in Political Sociology. Currently in the early stages of his academic career, Bryce teaches and researches in the areas of New Zealand parliamentary politics, elections, political parties, and public policy. He is currently writing a book entitled ‘Who Runs New Zealand? An Anatomy of Power'. He has written various journal articles and academic book chapters on the topic of political finance and corruption.

Director: Stephen Drain

Stephen is a Director within PwC's Forensic Services team, specialising in the prevention, detection and response to financial crime particularly fraud, corruption and money laundering. Stephen also consults on leadership development, working with organisations and senior leaders with a focus on authenticity in leadership. He designs and runs leadership programmes, facilitates team sessions on a range of topics and consults in strategy development and change initiatives.

He is experienced in working with boards and senior leaders to help them meet a range of challenges including fraud and dysfunctional or toxic leadership.

Director: Suzanne Carter

Suzanne Carter is a full time student completing her MBA through Victoria University of Wellington and researching business risk management of bribery and corruption practice for her final project. She formerly led Public Affairs for Tourism New Zealand and previously headed Group Communications and Corporate Responsibility for the New Zealand Post Group. She has held roles with AMP and Telecom New Zealand. She currently provides marketing and communications support on a contract basis. Suzanne is also Chair of Relationships Aotearoa.

Director: Stephanie Hopkins

Stephanie comes from a strong financial and general management background. She has worked across a range of industries in the public and private sector. Her financial career began in the 1980's when she was employed by a large local authority in their finance department. Stephanie's more recent advisory/consultancy career has focused on financial, management and economic development roles in NZ and within the wider Pacific community. She has held various board positions and has been a member of several review committees. Stephanie is currently working for Save the Children NZ as their Business Development Manager.

Director: Dr Chris Eichbaum

Chris Eichbaum is currently Senior Lecturer in Public Policy in the School of Government at Victoria University of Wellington and his previous positions include public service appointments in the New Zealand and Australia.

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Corruption Perceptions Index 2016 TINZ media release
Transparency International’s 2016 Corruption Perception Index (TI CPI) has found that the New Zealand and Denmark public sectors are the least corrupt in the world. 25 Jan, 2017

TINZ OGP Submission
Transparency International New Zealand (TINZ) submitted recommendations for New Zealand’s second Open Government Partnership (OGP) National Action Plan (NAP). Among the recommendations were a call for more ambition in creating NAPs and developing channels of communication for improving engagement with citizens. 19 Aug, 2016