Call for representation - Industry Stakeholder Group

We're seeking expressions of interest now for a new Industry Stakeholder Group, a major part of the method to lead our transformation kaupapa.

  • Do you want to be part of the transformation of vocational education in Aotearoa?

  • Are you a strong advocate for your sector who can also ensure the voices of the many diverse industries Hanga-Aro-Rau represents are heard?

  • Do you have governance experience and/or knowledge?


We're seeking expressions of interest now for a new Industry Stakeholder Group, a major part of the method to lead our transformation kaupapa.

Mandated in our Order in Council, this essential rōpū will be responsible for all future appointments to the Hanga-Aro-Rau Council and provide them with advice and feedback on the organisation’s strategic direction and performance. They will also be tasked with providing advice and information to the Council from an industry perspective on matters arising from the performance of its functions.

Members of the group must represent a broad range and diversity of views across the industries Hanga-Aro-Rau serves. We are the WDC for manufacturing, processing, engineering, extractives and drilling, transport, postal, and warehousing.

A passion for seeing transformative change in vocational education and a commitment to honouring Te Tiriti o Waitangi are also a must. 

Read more about the role of the Industry Stakeholder Group here.

In addition, the industry stakeholder group must appoint an independent chairperson who must have sufficient knowledge, skill, or experience in te ao Māori (including te reo Māori and mātauranga Māori).

The time commitment involved for all members and the chairperson will be determined by the group itself, with at least one meeting per year set aside to discuss the strategic direction.

This is an exciting and rare opportunity to help shape the future of vocational education from the inside and influence the mahi of the Hanga-Aro-Rau WDC/help guide the direction of the Hanga-Aro-Rau WDC.

Hanga-Aro-Rau warmly invites all interested parties with the relevant skills, experience, and enthusiasm to apply to be, part of the Industry Stakeholder Group, the independent chairperson, or both.

Yes, I'd like to be part of the Industry Stakeholder Group

Applications will close on Monday 21 March 2022.

If you have any questions or would like to provide further information outside the scope of the application form, such as a CV, please email our Deputy Chief Executive, Samantha McNaughton.