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.

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: 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: Suzanne Carter

Suzanne Carter formerly led Public Affairs for Tourism New Zealand and previously headed Group Communications and Corporate Responsibility for the New Zealand Post Group. She has also held roles AMP and Telecom New Zealand. She is currently self employed providing a range of business support services. Suzanne is a member of the Institute of Directors (IoD) and is also on the Board of Relationships Aotearoa. Suzanne holds an MBA from Victoria University.

Director: Fuimaono Tuiasau

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.

Director: David McNeill

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.

Director: Daniel King

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.

Interim Director: Christine Stevenson

Christine Stevenson is the Deputy Chief Executive of the Department of Corrections. As Deputy Chief Executive, Christine supports the Chief Executive, to represent the Department with Ministers and central agencies, and to provide leadership across the justice sector.  She also works closely with the Chief Executive, and other members of the Executive Leadership Team, to provide strategic oversight and governance for the Department.

Christine comes from a strong background in public service, joining the Department after one and a half years as Deputy Chief Executive of the Ministry of Justice.  She has also previously worked in the private sector in Australia, and in the Ministry of Social Development.

Before moving into leadership roles in the public sector, Christine worked as a chartered accountant.


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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