TUANZ’s operations are governed by a board elected from among its members. Board members volunteer their time and represent the diversity of the TUANZ membership base and the user community. The Board promotes members’ interests on a wide range of issues, while providing governance and oversight for the running of the association. Read more >
Conflict of Interest Policy
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TUANZ and its members are bound to Association’s Constitution. This document was last updated by members at the 2016 Annual General Meeting. You can download and read a copy of the Constitution and Rules of the Associationhere.
2019 Annual General Meeting
The AGM for TUANZ for the year ended 31 March 2019, was held on Tuesday 24th September 2019 at KPMG, Auckland.
Tristan is passionate about Digital, IoT and Advanced Technologies which can create real human, business and social benefits. As a Chartered Professional Engineer by background, and with a strong focus on project delivery and client service excellence, Tristan is a recognised Data & Telco industry leader with over 20 years experience in NZ, Australia and the UK. Tristan has a proven track record in the area of governance, project directorship and engineering design across wide range of Data & Telco infrastructure deployments for mobile and fixed networks, core nodes and exchanges, co-location facilities, data centres, disaster recovery facilities and mission critical systems for a range of public and private enterprises. Tristan is currently leading Aurecon’s Data & Telco business in NZ focusing on managing key client relationships as well as developing new service offerings to clients in IoT, Digital Advisory and Data & Telco Infrastructure Asset Management. Tristan is the TUANZ representative on the NZ IoT Alliance.
Tristan has been on the TUANZ Board since 2016, was Deputy Chair since November 2017 and Chair since November 2019.
Deputy Board Chair
Liz Gosling is the Chief Information Officer at Auckland University of Technology.
She leads a team of 170 people, and is responsible for information technology provision for AUT’s staff and students, including 6,500 + desktop and laptop computers, IT and Digital plans, networking, audio visual services, innovation, contracts and software licensing, customer relationships and support services, as well as the development teams and infrastructure.
Her role is focussed on contributing to the University’s strategic direction, creating and executing ICT strategy, building collaborative relationships with key stakeholders across the University and ensuring that ICT delivers excellent services and value.
Liz studied Computer Science at the University of Westminster in London, and holds an MBA (Human Resources Management), Distinction from AUT. She has worked in the IT industry for over three decades, in New Zealand, the US, UK and Europe, in a variety of roles in commercial and not for profit organisations, and in both vendors and client companies. Liz is a faculty member of the CAUDIT Leadership Institute, of which she was previously Director. She was chair of the Universities NZ Information and Communications Technology Committee for four years and was also the New Zealand invited board member on the CAUDIT Executive. She has spoken as international keynote at a number of conferences.
Her professional interests include customer relationship management, human resources and change management and staff development. She is passionate about the need for all New Zealanders to access high speed, high quality and affordable internet connectivity, and about the transformative power of education.
Liz has been on the TUANZ Board since 2015, was Chair since November 2017 and Deputy Chair since November 2019.
Jenna Woolley is the Executive General Manager, Technology for Manukau Institute of Technology (MIT). She leads a team of 30, and is responsible for all ICT delivery across 8 campus locations. Bringing a strategic emphasis to the role, Jenna is focused on building a digital strategy and roadmap that transforms the way staff and students engage with technology.
Leaving her role as Head of Strategy and Planning at Network for Learning (N4L) to join MIT, Jenna builds on a deep understanding of the education landscape and how it interfaces with technology. Jenna has broad experience on both sides of the ICT industry. She has worked in strategy roles with Soltius, Telecom Retail, and as an industry analyst with IDC. She has also worked with both NZTech and the TCF facilitating industry working groups.
Jenna is passionate about technology as a catalyst for change and growth in New Zealand. She believes it starts with education and ensuring equitable access to digital technologies and enabling new ways of learning. She has seen first hand the potential of technology to create regional employment opportunities and prosperity. To fully capitalise on this, technology and connectivity need to thrive in the regions in both education and industry.
Jenna has been on the TUANZ board since 2015.
Finance Committee Chair
Malcolm Condie has had a long and varied career in the technology industry in NZ. He has worked in the media, health, manufacturing, distribution and finance industries in various roles all with telecommunications accountabilities. This includes leading the operations and infrastructure teams for the trans-Tasman business of Oxygen Business Solutions (CHH). During his subsequent tenure at TelstraClear, Malcolm lead the project developing New Zealand’s first full MVNO for TelstraClear with Telecom, now Spark.
Malcolm has strengths in datacentre, business continuity, infrastructure and customer advocacy. He is currently an independant contrator at LIC, and in the past has held technology leadership roles with ANZ Bank in NZ.
Malcolm has been on the TUANZ Board since 2016.
Carol has been in IT for more than ten years, with the last six spent with Microsoft in New Zealand, where she currently leads the SMB and Corporate business. If there is one central lesson Carol took to heart from her time at Microsoft it is that the foundation of everything is not technology – it is people. Which means that leaders in the industry need to drive and enable progressive company cultures that allow for transformation.
Carol’s other area of passion is around enabling and empowering Future Leaders to set them up for success, sharing the journey with honesty to inspire and show the opportunities available to them both within STEAM, but also the different careers that can be built in tech outside of this. She understands and encourages the importance of a coaching culture, lifelong learning, a growth mindset and resilience to help shape their journey
Carol has been on the TUANZ Board since 2020.
Maxine Elliott’s 25-year career as a senior B2B business leader in New Zealand and Australia has drawn upon her strong management, marketing and commercial skills.
Maxine is the Chief Product and Marketing Officer at Paymark Ltd. Prior to joining Paymark, Maxine was at Vocus Communications and was previously the CEO at Ultrafast Fibre, and earlier, GM at Vector Communications, a start-up fibre network.
Her track record in these roles shows an outstanding ability for strategy, leadership and delivery. From being the first to introduce a one gigabit Internet product to New Zealand’s residential market to transforming her previous workplace into a ‘best place to work’, Maxine is highly respected for tackling and resolving complex issues.
Maxine has been on the TUANZ board since 2015.
Theresa is a digital technology leader, dedicated to the execution and growth of innovation of ICT businesses. She has most recently been the Ericsson Country Manager in New Zealand and manages the full strategy and portfolio for Ericsson sales and delivery for the NZ Market. Prior to joining Ericsson, she was the founder and Director of Monetize Ltd that Transformed Service Provider Monetization, Cloud NFV, IoT, and Policy solution delivery for some of the largest global networks. She also ran business development for Cisco’s Mobility and Big Data monetization business where she developed model constructs and Analytics strategies for Carrier Wi-Fi and Licensed Small Cells which were utilized for IoT through mobile ecosystem partners, and developing channels to market with key partners in Asia Pacific and Japan. She joined Cisco in 2004 as Strategic Account Manager for Cingular Wireless in Atlanta GA where she drove the CxO engagement strategy with the CEO and his team at Cingular and enabled Cisco to become a strategic partner for mobility services.
Theresa has been on the TUANZ Board since 2018.
As the Managing Director of MyRepublic New Zealand, the fibre focused broadband provider currently disrupting the telecommunications and content industries, Vaughan is actively involved in the industry, and strongly believes that we all have a role to ensure the promise of initiatives such as the UFB and RBI programmes and separation of Telecom is delivered for the benefit of all Kiwis. For more than a decade, he has been an advocate for ubiquitous ultra-fast broadband and its potential to transform New Zealand’s economy and way of life, and is a firm believer that New Zealand will grow its capacity to compete globally. As the CEO of the New Zealand Regional Fibre Group, Vaughan played a pivotal role in enabling a structure of locally owned and managed network companies to deliver open access fibre to retail providers. As a result of this undertaking, today approximately 30% of the UFB network is built and managed by local fibre companies.
Vaughan has been on the TUANZ Board since 2016.
Wendy McGowan ONZM
Wendy McGowan ONZM is a very capable, honest and reliable person, she has exceptional skills in listening, leadership, communication, and connecting with people from all walks of life. Wendy has held various positions with Rural Women New Zealand and Federated Farmers New Zealand at local and national levels, finishing her term as National President of Rural Women New Zealand in 2016 after attending the Associated Country Women of the World (ACWW) Conference in England.
At her own expense Wendy has maintained her interest in ACWW by attending several South Pacific Area Conferences and the last World Conference in Melbourne April 2019. Also, her many interests in Rural Women New Zealand.
At present Wendy is the Chair of the New Zealand Institute of Rural Health and has been for the past four years.
Wendy was elected to the Board in 2019.
Will Graham’s career in New Zealand’s telecommunications sector spans 20-years driving transformational change for customers of Spark, Vodafone, and the 2018 Broadband of the Year provider, Network for Learning (N4L).
As the Chief Customer Officer for N4L, Will owns the customer experience of 825,000 daily users of the company’s managed school internet services. In addition to ensuring consistent high levels of customer satisfaction are maintained, Will is responsible for the commercial relationships with the technology companies and education agencies banding together to help N4L delivering safe, secure reliable internet services for teachers and students within New Zealand’s 2450-plus schools.
Prior to joining N4L two years ago, Will lead nationwide business development opportunities and enterprise services for several business units within Spark and Vodafone. Here, his strengths lie in using data analytics to define and plan new strategic opportunities & experiences for support that transform customers sales and engagement, while understanding digital trust and the regulatory environment.
Will was elected to the Board in 2019.
Zoe is the Chairperson of FLINT Wellington. In 2017, while in a graduate role with Vodafone New Zealand, Zoe began volunteering with the FLINT organising committee, she was elected as the inaugural Chairperson of the Wellington team in April 2018. In this role Zoe has helped to build a network of young professionals who learn together and support one another to succeed in their technology-focussed careers. This is not the first time Zoe has successfully built a community of like-minded people, she founded the Massey Computer Science Club which brought together students and faculty to engage in both educational and social experiences.
Zoe has grown up as a digital native, further expanding her interest in technology by studying Computer Science and pursuing a career as a technical Project Manager. Currently at Chorus, Zoe is relishing the opportunity to learn about the technology that drives key aspects of our connectivity in New Zealand! Zoe’s passions include how we harness the capabilities of rapidly-advancing tech to enable better educational outcomes for young New Zealanders, create more prosperous Kiwi businesses, and make our workplaces, communities, and homes safer for everyone. These passions align with the TUANZ goals of encouraging New Zealanders to make the most of the digital economy and being a source of credible, informed, and independent advice on digital technology and policy.