Ko te kaitiaki o Te Pūkenga ko tōna Kaunihera, ā, ko te kaitiaki o ngā whakahaere āpiti 16 ko ō reira Poari Kaiārahi.

Te Pukenga Council members standing outside a building

Te Pūkenga is governed by a Council and our 17 subsidiaries are governed by Boards of Directors. A representative of our interim Staff and Learner Advisory Committees and Komiti Māori also sits on Council. Heath Sawyer, Jordan Gush and Dr Teorongonui Josie Keelan are the current representatives.

Together with Te Pūkenga, they must give effect to our Charter set out in the Education Act.

Te Pūkenga Council

Te Pūkenga is governed by a Council who is accountable to the Minister of Education. Its members are appointed in accordance with the Education and Training Act.

Murray Strong

Heamana Kaunihera
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Kim Ngārimu

Heamana Tuarua
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Tania Hodges

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Kathy Grant

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John Brockies

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Maryann Geddes

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Tagaloatele Peggy Fairbairn-Dunlop

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Sam Huggard

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Dr Teorongonui Josie Keelan Ngāti Porou, Ngāti Awa, Tūhoe

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Heath Sawyer

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Jordan Gush

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Jeremy Morley

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Council meeting dates

Our Council meets every month. Members of the public are welcome to attend Council meetings. If you would like to attend, please email the Council Secretariat for login details.

2023 Meetings

The following dates have been set down for the 2023 meetings. The time and venue will be updated at least two weeks prior to each meeting.

Date Location Agenda Minutes

9 February

8.30am - 12pm

Online Ordinary meeting  Minutes
1 March


Ordinary meeting  
5 April Auckland Ordinary meeting  
3 May Auckland Ordinary meeting  
4 May Auckland Workshop (all day)  
7 June Online Ordinary meeting  
5 July Online Ordinary meeting  
2 August TBC Ordinary meeting  
6 September  TBC Ordinary meeting  
7 September TBC Workshop (all day)  
4 October Online Ordinary meeting  
1 November Online Ordinary meeting  
6 December Online Ordinary meeting  

Previous Meetings

View previous Council meeting information here.

Te Pūkenga Council is accountable to the Minister of Education. Its members are appointed in accordance with the Education Act.

Meet our leadership

Meet our leadership

The executive leadership team guide our mahi to realise the vision of Te Pūkenga.