Four key groups work together to oversee and govern Primary ITO – the Board, Director Selection Panel, Stakeholder Council and Industry Partnership Groups (IPGs).
The Director Selection Panel appoints six Stakeholder Directors to our Board. These Directors can then appoint two further Appointed Directors if required. Directors are on the board for a rotating basis of three years.
Director Selection Panel
The Director Selection Panel is made up of three appointed members of the Stakeholder Council, plus two independents. The Panel makes recommendations to the Council for the six Board Directors appointed on a three-year rotational basis.
One representative from each of the 14 Industry Partnership Groups (IPGs) make up the Stakeholder Council. The Council meets with the Board at least twice a year to present each group’s needs and viewpoints on industry training.
Industry Partnership Groups (IPGs)
The IPGs are the voice of the primary industry. They are grass roots participants committed to the growth of their sector and organisations. IPGs directly inform training requirements in specific areas, so we can deliver the most relevant and stimulating programmes. Each of the 14 IPGs appoints a Chairperson and representative to the Stakeholder Council.
Te Kanohi Kitea
He Kanohi Kitea is a four member group of experienced and well connected members within the Māori Primary Industry and Pasifika community. They are a respected group of people invited to provide insight and advice to Primary ITO. Their collective manaakitanga enhances our Tiriti o Waitangi commitment and our collective desire to meet the needs of all people.
Hone McGregor (Te Atiawa, Ngāti Rārua) is well connected to the Primary Industry. Director for KONO NZ (Food & Beverage producer), a Director for Wakatū Incorporation (vineyards, orchards and grazing land at the top of the South Island), Deputy Chair of Te Taumata - MFAT Māori trade engagement board, Trade for All; an Executive Council member for FOMA (Federation of Māori Authorities) and current Chair of three Boards.
Cheyenne Wilson (Ngāi Tūhoe, Ngāti Awa, Ngāti Tūwharetoa, Te Arawa) Ahuwhenua Dairy Young Māori Finalists 2017 & 18. Actively involved with Primary ITO on a number of initiatives, she is a Māori mentor, is contracted to DairyNZ working in the Youth engagement space mainly with the Limited Service Volunteer project at Burnham army camp and is a Trustee on the Board for Meat the Need and currently studying a Bachelor of Commerce & Agriculture, Majoring in Accounting.
Malu Api Malu (Samoan leader with Te Atiawa & Ngāi Tahu whānau links) is a well-connected matai in the Pasifika community nationwide and is currently a Managing Consultant for Maven Consulting operating across Aotearoa New Zealand and the Pacific region. Malu has a background in Strategic Marketing and Education. He served as a Chief Advisor, Industry Engagement, and Chief Advisor Pasifika in the Youth Guarantee Team at the Ministry of Education under Arthur Graves and is a Former GM Products and Services for the New Zealand Council for Educational Research (NZCER).
Anne Carter (Ngāti Kahungunu, Ngāti Raukawa ki Tonga) Current director of Wairarapa Moana Incorporation since 2014, 25 years in Public sector and Youth Affairs. Anne’s experience, alliances and insight within the Māori Primary Industry provides a broader lens that enables a holistic perspective to the learner journey and Māori businesses.