Date posted: 18/05/2020 4 min read

NZ Movers and shakers

Three Fellows lead the latest appointments.

Maxine Moana-Tuwhangai FCA gives Waikato District Council a Māori voice

Maxine Moana-Tuwhangai FCA (Waikato) has been chosen by Waikato District Council as Māngai Māori (Voice of Māori) on two of its three principal committees – Strategy and Finance and Policy and Regulatory.

She is former Waikato Tainui tribal authority chairperson, independent hearings commissioner, NZ Order of Merit recipient and a Justice of the Peace.

Mayor Allan Sanson said that he "looked forward to seeing the voice of Māori strengthened in council decision making and engagement. Māngai Māori has been a long-term goal of our Waikato Tainui Waikato District Council Joint Management Committee, so it’s pleasing to see us reach this milestone together.”

Greg Schollum FCA reappointed Deputy Controller and Auditor-General

Parliament has reappointed Greg Schollum FCA as Deputy Controller and Auditor-General until 30 April 2023. He has served as Deputy Controller and Auditor-General since  September 2015.

Greg was a member of the Financial Reporting Standards Board of the New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants for eight years and has served on numerous working groups and committees of the Institute. He also served as New Zealand's representative on the International Public Sector Accounting Standards Board from 2004 to 2008, and on the New Zealand Accounting Standards Board from 2011 to 2015.

Keith Smith FCA appointed to Sky Board

Keith Smith FCA, past president of the New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants, has been appointed to the board of SkyTV. He fills a casual vacancy, which was effective immediately. He will seek election from Sky’s shareholders at the next general meeting.

He was NZICA President in 1999.

Keith is chair of listed company Goodman (NZ) – the manager of Goodman Property Trust; deputy chair of The Warehouse Group and is a director of Mercury NZ and several other private companies.

John McRae CA to chair Rotorua Economic Development 

Former Rotorua Chamber of Commerce president John McRae CA has taken up a new role with the Rotorua Lakes Council's Economic Development organisation.

John takes over as chairman of the board for the council-controlled organisation Rotorua Economic Development (RED). He has been appointed for a three-year term and is a partner at local accounting and financial services consultancy Deloitte and comes with 15 years’ experience as a chief executive and director.

He holds a number of other positions including chairman of the Rotorua Community Youth Centre Trust, is a director on the commercial arm of Tauhara North No.2 Trust and is an advisor to several other local trusts and businesses.

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