Lesley Hoskin – Co-Chair
Lesley is Chief Executive of the NZ Teaching Council.
Her career began in a large IT company before leaving to run an e-learning and change management business for 15 years while raising her family. In the ten years before becoming the Chief Executive at the Teaching Council, she held a variety of senior roles within the education sector. She is passionate about education, digital technologies and equitable outcomes for all.
Lesley says “ I am determined to be a leader who learns, and right now my focus is on learning how to play my part in giving effect to Te Tiriti o Waitangi. “
Lesley wants to make a difference in society to those around her, but particularly for tangata whenua and tangata o le moana.
Lesley joined the Board in October 2021 and waqs elected Deputy Chair at the end of 2022, replacing Laurence Millar.
Marg McLeod – Co-Chair
Ko Papanui tōku Maunga
Ko Mata-au tōku Awa
Ko Ngāti Pakeha tōku iwi
Kei Te Whanganui-ā-tara e noho ana au
Ko McLeod tōku ingoa whānau
Ko Richard Gale tōku tāne
Ko Matiu Gale rāua ko Jono Gale āku tamariki
Ko Marg McLeod tōku ingoa
Marg’s background is in education. She grew up in South Otago in a town serving a rural community in the South Island. She believes access to all services is fundamental to the lives we can lead as active citizens in our country. Appropriate digital access in a fully digital society must be equitable, no matter where we live and no matter our age. And it is something we must learn. She came to 20/20 trust because the mahi is critical work for equity in our society.
Her career has been as a secondary school teacher and Principal, as a facilitator of teacher development in ICT, as a public servant in the Ministry of Education, as Private secretary to a Minister of the Crown and as Deputy Chief Executive of Te Aho o Te Kura Pounamu (NZ Correspondence School).
Marg joined the Board in February 2020, has previously served as Deputy Chair.
Guy Alexander – Trustee
Guy has held a variety of governance and advisory board roles for different organisations.
He sees life-long learning as essential and innovation and emotional agility. Important for problem solving and constant growth. He is a collaborator and enjoys joining the dots, whether that’s people, business ideas & problems, or how we might leave this world in a better place than when we arrived.
“What gives me energy is being able to create value in people’s lives, whether directly or through the work I do.”
Guy joined the Board in October 2021.
Semi Asafo – Trustee
Fuimaono Semi Asafo is the Business Operations Manager for the Anglican Trust for Women and Children in South Auckland. He has experience in the philanthropic sector, and education and legal fields, having practiced law in West Auckland for a number of years.
His wife and he are the proud parents of six children, two of whom have been diagnosed on the Autism Spectrum. In the weekends you will usually find them on the sidelines of the sports field cheering on their children.
Semi joined the Board in October 2021.
Laurence Millar – Trustee
Laurence is an independent advisor in the use of ICT by governments. His career has included work in the public and private sector, in the UK, USA, Europe, Asia, Australia and New Zealand.
From 2004, he led the New Zealand e-government programme providing leadership in digital strategy and policy until he finished in the role of NZ Government CIO on 1 May 2009. Since then, he has provided ICT advice to governments in the Middle East, Europe and Asia.
In the New Zealand education sector, he worked as a strategic advisor to Broadband in Schools programme, which led to the establishment of N4L Ltd, and as independent expert advisor to the Parliament Select Committee inquiry into 21st century learning environment and digital literacy.
Laurence joined the Board in October 2009. He served as Treasurer from 2009 to 2011, and as Chair from 2011 to 2018, stepping down for two periods to act as Executive Director. He has most recently been the Deputy Chair, standing down at the end of 2022.
Te Omeka Morehu – Trustee
Whakatinanahia o moemoea, ki a puta ake ki te ao marama (Na Joseph Heeney)
Embody your dreams, so that they emerge into the natural world.
Te Omeka is Business Development Manager for the SiteTech Group. He has held many roles in the ICT sector scoping, designing, implementing, and supporting ICT solutions.
He serves on a number of charitable trusts focused on improving wellbeing services and financial stability leveraging technology.
Te Omeka is passionate about improving his emotional capacity as an example for his whānau, working on projects that can impact large groups, playing music and competing in touch rugby.
Te Omeka joined the Board in October 2021.
Megan Tunks – Trustee
Megan is Pou Oranga Ake at Bay of Plenty District Health Board which covers both the Bay of Plenty and Lakes DHB.
Her background in Māori and public health, education, sport and recreation and community development. Her experience includes strategic planning and advice, governance, workforce development, policy and advocacy, research and evaluation, funding and procurement.
She is very interested in Emerging Disruptive Technologies (EDT), and how we can best utilise EDT in our work for positive wellbeing outcomes into the future.
Megan joined the Board in October 2021.
Miriam Walker – Trustee
Miriam Walker (Tangata Tiriti, she/her) is a human-centred designer of digital experiences and services. As a strategist and designer she is constantly challenging herself and others to be inclusive and particularly to recognise the diversity of access needs and barriers in our communities.
Miriam’s work spans technology organisations, early childhood (Playcentre), non-profit service providers, and consultancies/design agencies. She brings governance experience from a prior role as trustee of Netsafe, and involvement in Playcentre.
She enjoys board games, books and bike rides with her primary aged child.
Miriam joined the Board in October 2021.
Craig Young – Trustee
Craig is the Chief Executive of TUANZ (the Technology Users Association) which is helping New Zealand make the most of the digitally connected world. TUANZ is an independent member-based organisation representing users of tech which educates and advocates for the uptake of digital technology and the improvement of communication services across NZ including rural and regional areas.
Craig has had a number of roles in the ICT industry over his career. At Chorus he led stakeholder and customer engagement and work in rural broadband commitments. At TelstraClear he was involved with commercial and regulatory frameworks.
Craig is passionate about the digital technology and communications industry because of the opportunity it offers for improving business and personal lives in New Zealand.
Craig joined the Board in October 2021.