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:

Sir Don McKinnon

Patron: Sir Don McKinnon

Sir Don McKinnon is a former Secretary General of the Commonwealth, as well as having served as New Zealand’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs.  He is Chairman of the Global Panel Foundation - Australasia - a respected NGO that works behind the scenes in crisis areas around the world.

As TINZ's patron Sir Don is continuing a long tradition of being highly involved in the Pacific, with the Commonwealth and his particular emphasis on supporting "good governance".  He is committed to New Zealand and its place in the wider world and to human rights and good governance as the most effective antidotes to corruption.

Chair: Suzanne Snively

Former PricewaterhouseCoopers Partner, now Managing Director of MoreMedia Enterprises Ltd, economic strategist Suzanne is currently an Independent Director on the New Zealand Army Leadership Board, Health Research Council, New Zealand Opera and inaugural Director of the Maori Whanau Ora Commissioning Agency, Te Pou Matakana. She's a Patron of Vincents Art Workshop and came to New Zealand as a Fulbright Scholar; was previously a Ministerial appointee to the Whanau Ora Task Force; and Director of the NZ Reserve Bank, R A Hannah and Co, Whitireia and WelTec Community Polytechnics, Wellington City Council's Capital Holdings, Agri-Womens' Development Trust and others.

Suzanne has been a regular analyst and commentator on NZ's economic position for over 30 years, including commentary on corruption levels.

Deputy Chair: 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: 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: 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.

Director: Janine McGruddy

Janine McGruddy is a proud public servant, passionate about transparency, good governance and ‘talking truth to power’ and above all the importance of the role an apolitical, independent, professional public service plays in a strong democracy.

She is the Convener of the Wellington Spring Network, developed as an independent space for public servants to collaborate, innovate and foster a progressive public service that takes pride in serving the New Zealand public.

While working in the public service she has gained a Masters of Strategic Studies from the Victoria University School of Government and two papers at the 2013 International Association for Intelligence Education (IAFIE) Conference one on Talking Truth to Power for the Intelligence Analyst and the other on Multilateral Intelligence Collaboration and the need for Oversight. Her focus as a Director for Transparency International New Zealand is on the growing perception of political corruption in the Public Service, bullying as a form of corruption and strengthening support for the Office of the Ombudsman as an invaluable check and balance as recommended by the Integrity Plus 2013 New Zealand National Integrity System Assessment Recommendations.

Director: Josephine Serrallach

Josephine Serrallach was born in Barcelona, Catalonia, and has a degree in Economics by the University of Barcelona. At her arrival to New Zealand, she started a doctoral thesis and she was awarded a PhD by Massey University. Josephine has also a background in Policy Development and Commercialisation of Intellectual Property. Among other roles, she worked for several years as New Technology Manager at Massey University and later as Intellectual Property Manager at Victoria Link, the commercial arm of Victoria University of Wellington, where she was responsible for licensing intellectual property and starting spin-off companies, having been the catalyst for the foundation of Magritek, now a successful company in the field of Nuclear Magnetic Resonance.

Josephine was Director of the New Zealand Pavilion at the Expo-92 in Sevilla, Spain.

Josephine is currently self-employed and is a Director of private companies. She has a certificate in Company Direction and is a member of the Institute of Directors of New Zealand.

Director: Mark Sainsbury

Mark Sainsbury is one of New Zealand’s most experienced journalists having spent four decades covering news politics and current affairs.  Most of that time was spent at TVNZ where he was a researcher, reporter, foreign correspondent, political editor, late night talk host and most recently host of the nightly current affairs programme Closeup.

Since then he has been involved in radio with Radiolive both as host of their Sunday morning programme and most recently anchoring Radiolive breakfast.  He runs his own business Sainsbury Ltd that offers media consultancy servicers to corporate and public sector clients where the focus is very much on transparency and openness. 

Other fields currently include MC work conference facilitation and documentary making.  He has a lifelong interest in classic cars and writes a motoring column for Capital magazine in Wellington. Given all those commitments he divides his time between his beloved Wellington hometown and Auckland.

Director: Charles Hett

Charles Hett believes sunlight and transparency are critical features of social environments and that the benefits of a low-corruption society can easily be lost (like reputation) and hard to re-gain - so worth using energy and effort to maintain. He has wide-ranging experience of Financial Services businesses in New Zealand, Australia, UK and Asia; both as a consultant and holding various insurance company roles. He is currently the Appointed Actuary to two insurers - one general insurer and one life insurer. Charles established and has led the Deloitte NZ actuarial team since 2008.

He qualified as a Fellow of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries in 1988 and is a Fellow of the NZ Society of Actuaries as well as Associate of the Institute of Actuaries of Australia. Charles holds a Masters Degree in Mathematics from Oxford University and he is also a member of the New Zealand Institute of Directors.”

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Recent Activity

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

Safeguarding the public interest in research
1 Aug, 2016

EU and New Zealand tax transparency
1 Aug, 2016

London Summit 2016 NZ Statement Commitments Progress
31 Jul, 2016

New Zealand Country Statement Anti Corruption Summit London 2016
29 May, 2016

Shewan Inquiry Submission Media Release
TINZ has provided its submission to the Shewan Inquiry calling on the government to widen the terms of reference to protect New Zealand's reputation and future proof our laws following the release of the "Panama papers". 21 May, 2016

CPI 2015 TINZ Media Release
Corruption Free? NZ drops again. New Zealand has fallen to fourth place in the Transparency International Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI). 26 Jan, 2016