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Transparency International New Zealand
19 July 2018
Patron, Lyn Provost

Julie Haggie appointed CEO of Transparency International New Zealand

Julie Haggie
CEO of Transparency International New Zealand

Transparency International New Zealand (TINZ) has appointed Julie Haggie to become its Chief Executive Officer (CEO). She will take up this appointment on 10 September. 

Julie is ideally qualified to help lead TINZ through the next stage of growth in creating awareness, influence and capacity to prevent corruption, improve transparency and integrity. In a newly created full-time management role, Julie will be working with the TINZ Staff, Patron, Directors,  Members with Delegated Authority and partners to bring TINZ principles to greater effect for New Zealanders, our government, business sector, civil society and wider community.

Julie Haggie brings to TINZ 20 years of experience in CEO or senior leadership roles.  For the last eight years, she has led the Home and Community Health Association during a very challenging time. 

"Julie enjoys leading and influencing for change and positive outcomes, and that is what attracted her to the TINZ position. Her appointment will enable us to grow our efforts more widely across sectors throughout New Zealand.  She brings a warm principled quality of leadership which will greatly add to our ability to improve our society," according to Berndon Wilson, TINZ Director and Personnel Committee Chair.   

I believe in the importance of transparency, accountability and open decision-making to the New Zealand brand, and the social fabric of society," says Ms. Haggie. "I am excited to contribute my skills and leadership to this endeavour," she adds.

This appointment has been made after exhaustive efforts to define the role and find the right person. Julie will be key to TINZ's ongoing effort to expand the national understanding of the importance of stronger integrity systems as the best antidote to corruption. There is much to do.


Background information for journalists

  1. Media Contact

    Brendon Wilson
    Chair Personnel Committee
    Transparency International New Zealand
    64 027 440 0436
    bw@ti.org.nz

  2. Transparency International

    Transparency International is a global civil society coalition leading the fight against corruption. It compiles a number of measures of different aspects of corruption including the Corruption Perceptions Index, the Global Corruption Barometer, and the Bribe Payers Index. Information on Transparency International can be found at www.transparency.org.

  3. About TINZ

    Transparency International New Zealand (TINZ) is the local chapter of the global organisation – http://www.transparency.org.nz/. TINZ works to actively promote the highest levels of transparency, accountability, integrity and public participation in government and civil society in New Zealand and the Pacific Islands.

    Transparency International New Zealand provides a free Anti-Corruption Training Tool (transparency.org.nz/Anti-Corruption-Training) designed by leading experts in the field, and enables organisations to provide training for their personnel. This was developed in partnership with the Serious Fraud Office and BusinessNZ

    Transparency International New Zealand published the Integrity Plus 2013 New Zealand National Integrity System Assessment and is actively engaged in the implementation of its recommendations.

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