Tai Poutini Polytechnic CouncilThe Council is the governing body of the Polytechnic. The Constitution of the TPP Council is governed by the requirements of the Education Act 1989 (and any amendments).
Council meetings are public and are usually held on the last Wednesday of every month (excluding December) at 10.30 am in the Conference Room at Tai Poutini Polytechnicís Greymouth Campus. The meeting dates for 2013 are:
- 30 January
- 27 February
- 27 March
- 23 April (at Auckland Alled Trades Campus, 92 Ascot Road, Airport Oaks - 1.00 pm)
- 29 May
- 26 June
- 31 July
- 28 August
- 25 September
- 30 October
- 27 November
The functions of the Council of Tai Poutini Polytechnic are to:
- appoint the chief executive and to monitor and evaluate his or her performance
- prepare and submit a proposed plan if the institution is seeking funding under a funding mechanism that provides for funding via plans
- ensure that the institution is managed in accordance with its plan, and to determine policies to implement that plan
- determine, subject to the State Sector Act 1988, the policies of the institution in relation to the management of its affairs
- undertake planning relating to the Institutionís long-term strategic direction.
Constitution of CouncilThe Council of Tai Poutini Polytechnic consists of:
- Four members appointed by the Minister of Tertiary Education
- Four members appointed by the Council in accordance with its statutes.
Current Council Members (current as at 1 June 2012)Appointed by the Minister of Tertiary Education
|Mr Graeme McNally (Chair) (1 May 2010 to 30 April 2013)|
Graeme is a former Dean of the Faculty of Commerce (University of Canterbury) and a partner in Deloitte - an international accounting and consulting organisation. He has been an advisor on tertiary education issues for tertiary education institutions and Crown entities. Graeme is a former Board member of the New Zealand Qualifications Authority and a member of the Finance and Investments Committee of the University of the South Pacific Council.
|Mr John Clayton (Deputy Chair) (1 May 2010 to 30 April 2014)|
John Clayton, QSM, JP, is a dairy farmer from Ikamatua. He has held various positions including Chair of the West Coast Regional Council, Councillor on the Buller District Council, Trustee of Development West Coast, President of West Coast Federated Farmers, Chair West Coast Saleyard Co., Chair of Westland Veterinary Services, and positions on other farming and community related organisations. John has excellent knowledge of the West Coast region, especially in the Grey Valley/ Reefton area.
|Mr Barry Jones (1 May 2012 to 27 May 2014)|
Barry is a management, transport and risk professional with 40 years international experience in, and consulting to, government and the private sector. He is a Master Mariner, with a Masters Degree in Professional Studies majoring in Transport and Corporate Management from Lincoln University. His education sector experience includes the development, delivery and assessment of workplace and management training particularly in the maritime and industrial sectors, around the world. His community governance experience includes the Buller Electric Power Trust, Buller High School Board of Trustees and Tai Poutini Polytechnic.
|Mr John Mote (1 May 2010 to 30 April 2013)|
John has extensive experience in the tertiary education sector where he has held a number of senior positions including Acting Chief Operating Officer for Te Wananga o Aotearoa and Group Manager of the ITP and ITO business units at the TEC. He is a past Principal of Greymouth High School. Core competencies and specialist skills include project and financial management experience, knowledge of government processes, and event organisation and management. He is also currently a Ministerial appointee to CPIT and locally appointed Council member at NorthTec.
Appointed by the TPP Council
|Mr Matthew Lysaght (1 May 2011 to 30 April 2015)|
Matthew and his wife, Linda, own and operate Kea Heritage Tours specialising in scenic and ecotourism throughout NZ and combining a love of education with exploration of NZís less well-known places. Originally from Canterbury, Matt has been on the Coast since 1977 and taught at Greymouth High School for 18 years. He has also been Deputy Chair of Tourism West Coast and former Chairperson at Shantytown. He has interests in forestry in the region, part owning a forestry block and being a former Chairperson, and current member, of the West Coast Farm Forestry Association.
|Ms Lyn Brash (1 May 2011 to 30 April 2015)|
Lyn is the former Deputy Chief Executive of Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology. Lyn is a former Ministerial Appointee to the Board of New Zealand Qualifications Authority and Chair of the Approvals and Accreditation Sub Committee of that Authority. She was previously a Ministerial Appointee to the Education Authorities Grading Committee and more recently a Ministerial Appointee to the NZ Teachers Council. During that appointment she was a member of the Teachers Disciplinary Tribunal and subsequently Convenor of the Complaints Assessment Committee for the Teachers Council.
Lyn also spent 20 years on the Cashmere High School Board of Governors, 11 years as its Chairperson.
Since leaving CPIT, Lyn has been involved in doing project work in 10 different tertiary institutions in NZ and is very committed to the ongoing provision of high quality tertiary education on the Coast.
|Mr Gareth Thomas (1 May 2011 to 30 April 2014)|
Gareth is a mining engineer, safety systems and management professional who has worked in the mining and energy industries in several countries over a 35‐year career. He moved to the West Coast in 2006 to set up, commission and operate the Globe Progress gold mine, the first hard rock gold mine on the Coast since the Blackwater mine at Waiuta closed in 1951. In 2011, Gareth started work with Solid Energy as Reefton Area Mine Manager, and remains based with his family in Reefton.
Gareth is active in the local community, being involved with several community projects and community organisations. Gareth has previously been involved with chairing a branch of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, treasurer of a Rotary group and a branch director, board member and chairman of Minerals West Coast Trust. Gareth is currently a member of the New Zealand Speleological Society and of the Institute of Directors in New Zealand.
|Mrs Coraleen White (1 May 2011 to 30 April 2014)|
Coraleen was formally employed in the financial services industry as a qualified financial planner. She is actively involved in the West Coast community and has been a Trustee of Development West Coast, a trustee and a director of Buller Electricity Ltd, a director of broadband internet provider The Pacific.net, a Councillor of the Buller District Council, and is currently a Trustee of the West Coast Community Trust.
Secretary to Council
Quality Management SystemTai Poutini Polytechnic is governed by a Quality Management System (QMS) which documents all organisational and student policies/procedures in order to achieve quality outcomes for all stakeholders. If you would like a copy of one of our policies, please contact Darcy Liddell firstname.lastname@example.org.