Parliament

Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | Video | Questions Of the Day | Search

 

Standards Council: Appointments

Standards Council: Appointments

The Minister of Commerce, Lianne Dalziel today announced five new appointments and four re-appointments to the Standards Council.

“The Standards Council underpins the regulatory system by creating consensus between industry, government, international bodies and consumers on the development and adoption of standards and standards-related products. Members are representative of as many sectors of the community as is possible,” the Commerce Minister said.

The new members who have been appointed for three year terms are:

MR BRUCE COTTRILL Mr Cottrill is a part time project manager for Federated Farmers as well as operating his own Dispute Resolutions and Industrial Relations practice. He combines these positions with his role as teaching fellow at the Dispute Resolution Centre at Massey University and work as a consultant for Accident Compensation Corporation Injury Prevention. Mr Cottrill also possesses 30 years practical farming experience.

MR RICHARD GIBBONS Mr Gibbons is a management and engineering consultant with over 30 years experience. His consultancy focuses on the electrical supply industry and other network companies. Recent experience has also included the gas, water and wastewater industries. He has extensive management experience gained in
New Zealand and overseas. Mr Gibbons has previously worked with standards and assisted with their development.

Mrs Ellen Ramsay Mrs Ramsay has been a member of Rural Women New Zealand since 1995 becoming National President in 2001. She originally trained as a registered nurse and has gone on to work extensively in the health, local government and community sectors in the South Island in both paid and unpaid work. She is a trustee of various organisations including the Access Homehealth Board of Directors and the Otago Life Education Trust.

The Standards Council has itself appointed two new members who are:

MS CAROL STIGLEY Ms Stigley’s career encompasses not only local government but includes central government and the private sector. From 1995 – 2000 she was the Chief Executive of Local Government New Zealand. Prior to this she served for seven years as the Head of the Ministry of Consumer Affairs, working with consumer and business organisations on policy, standards, complaints schemes and trade measurement. Ms Stigley is a director on numerous private sector boards.

MR DOUG MATHESON Mr Matheson has served as the Chair of the Board of Wairarapa Health since 1993. He is an experienced director and a specialist Institute of Directors advisor on governance. He is a former Chief Executive of the Wellington City Council. He will bring to the Council his knowledge of the health sector, governance experience and financial management skills.

The members who have been re-appointed are:

Mr Andrew Brewis, Professor John Hannah and Mr Roy Wilson for second terms of two years and Mr John Albertson for a second term of three years.

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Scoop 3.0: How You Can Help Scoop’s Evolution

Entering into its third decade of operation, the Scoop news ecosystem is set to undergo another phase of transformation and evolution.

We have big plans for 2018 as we look to expand our public interest journalism coverage, upgrade our publishing infrastructure and offer even more valuable business tools to commercial users of Scoop. More>>

 
 

Foreign Affairs: Patrick Gower Interviews Jacinda Ardern

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says discussions have already begun on how to bring climate change refugees into New Zealand under a Pacific seasonal employment plan... More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On The Centre Right’s Love Of ‘Nanny State’

You’d almost think it was 2005 again. That was a time when the rugged individualists of the centre-right were being beset by government regulations on the nature of light-bulbs, the size of shower heads, the junk food available at school tuck shops and other such essentials... More>>

Speaking Of Transport: Public Engagement On Wellington Scenarios

“Our work on possible solutions for Wellington’s transport future is ongoing, but has progressed to the stage where we’re ready to share our ideas with the public and seek their feedback to help guide our next steps...” More>>

ALSO:

Parental Leave: National's Time-Sharing Change Fails

National has proposed a change to the Parental Leave and Employment Protection Amendment Bill that would allow both parents to take paid parental leave at the same time, if that is what suits them best. More>>

ALSO:

Train Free Thursday: Workers Strike To Defend Terms Of Employment

"They signed up to these conditions a year ago when they got the contract for Wellington's rail services. Now they're trying to increase profits by squeezing frontline workers." More>>

ALSO:

Seclusion: Ombudsman Emphasises Importance Of Monitoring

Disability Rights Commissioner Paula Tesoriero says that while there have been changes to the Education (Update) Amendment Act 2017 to prohibit the use of seclusion, the report is an important reminder of the importance of regular monitoring of schools. More>>

ALSO:

 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

Featured InfoPages

Opening the Election