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Hapi appointed as new Tertiary Commissioner

13 December 2007

Robin Hapi appointed as new Tertiary Education Commissioner

Tertiary Education Minister Pete Hodgson today announced the appointment of Robin Hapi (Ngati Kahungunu) as a new Commissioner of the Tertiary Education Commission (TEC).

Robin Hapi took up the position on December 10 and will fill the vacancy created by outgoing Commissioner Tina Olsen-Ratana. His term is for three years.

“Robin is a highly capable individual who has had extensive experience in business as a senior executive and as a director and in public sector organisations, which will equip him well for this job,” Pete Hodgson said.

“Robin also has a strong knowledge of tertiary education needs for Maori. His input will serve the education and training aspirations of Maori, which are important to the Government’s Tertiary Education Strategy and the tertiary reforms.”

Pete Hodgson also extended his thanks to Tina Olsen-Ratana for her services as Commissioner.
“Tina has made an excellent contribution to the tertiary education system as a Commissioner over the last three years.”
About Robin Hapi
Robin Hapi has a long involvement in the pubic sector including:

- A 12-year tenure as Chief Executive of the Treaty of Waitangi Fisheries Commission;
- Inaugural Chief Executive of Aotearoa Fisheries Ltd;
- Member of the board of Sealord for the past nine years;
- Member of the Government- and industry-led Food and Beverage Sector Taskforce;
Robin is a graduate of Massey University and holds a Masters Degree in Business Administration (with distinction). He is a member of the New Zealand Institute of Directors and a Fellow of the New Zealand Institute of Management.

ENDS

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