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The ITP Quality Board meets eight times per year to discuss Board business and to provide an oversight of the work of ITP Quality. Appointments to the Board are for a term of three years, with members being eligible to stand for up to three terms. Board membership comprises:

  • 4 persons who will each be either currently CEOs or senior members of the staff of a polytechnic to be appointed by the ITP New Zealand Executive Committee.
  • one person to be appointed by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority.
  • one person to be appointed by the New Zealand Vice-Chancellors' Committee.
  • one person to be appointed by the Association of Colleges of Education.
  • four persons, not being permanent members of the staff of any polytechnic who are eminent either in the field of education or another field appropriate to the work of the polytechnics (particularly in relation to industry, the professions and the community) and have demonstrated understanding of and commitment to the vocational and community education provided by the polytechnic sector. These people will be appointed by the Executive Committee of ITP New Zealand from nominations received after public advertising of a vacancy.

* Note: The ITP Quality Consititution (including Board composition) is currently under review.


The current membership of the ITP Quality Board is:


Vince Catherwood, Education Consultant

Polytechnic appointments:

Dr Alan Hampton, CEO Bay of Plenty Polytechnic
Paul McElroy, CEO Universal College of Learning
Mark Chapman, CEO Tairawhiti Polytechnic

Don Campbell, CEO Tai Poutini Polytechnic

Eminent person appointments:

Liz Bowen-Clewley
Marilyn Davies
Gerard Jackson

Ginny Radford

ITP Quality Board meets bi-monthly and reviews approval, accreditation and audit reports from contracted panels and audit teams.

2006 Board Meeting Dates and Deadlines



Academic Board approval cut-off date



Monday 13

Monday 23 January


Monday 3

Monday 6 March


Monday 1

Monday 3 April


Monday 12

Monday 15 May


Monday 7

Monday 10 July


Monday 2

Monday 4 September


Monday 6

Monday 9 October


Monday 4

Monday 6 November