Marg McLeod – 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
My background is in education. I grew up in South Otago in a town serving a rural community in the South Island. I believe 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. I came to 20/20 trust because the mahi is critical work for equity in our society.
My career has been in education, 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).
David Barrow – Treasurer
David has been involved in community sector ICT for some years, focusing on important issues for the sector and getting something done about them. In this previous role, David promoted several ICT capacity-building initiatives, such as TechSoup NZ, being keen to facilitate awareness about and access to ICT tools to the benefit of all sector groups.
He has more recently been involved in promoting access to and the value of public libraries to our communities. Libraries nowadays play a crucial part in growing digital literacy in local communities and this activity fits well with the Trust’s ambitions.
He is now back in the government sector in a communications and IT management role working to promote and progress accounting and assurance standards across business, government and not-for-profit sectors.
David sees his role with the Trust as one where he can actively focus on ICT proficiency, access and usage throughout our communities. He has been active in exploring with government and other players ways to grow community sector ICT competence and how problems might be better addressed.
He is also a strong believer in bringing training and skill development opportunities to community organisations and certainly in the communities they serve to ensure digital inclusion for all New Zealanders. David has served as an officer of the Trust as Chair (in 2018) and as Treasurer (in 2016).
Barbara Bilcich – Trustee
Barbara is an experienced communications professional with over 12 years experience working in central government, commercial and the not-for-profit sector. She currently is the project leader for K’aute Pasifika Trust in Hamilton. Barbara is passionate about improving the wellbeing of pacific communities.
Fritz Evile – Trustee
Fritz is a New Zealand born Samoan who has worked in the tertiary space with MoE, NZQA and now social services. He is an experienced senior advisor with a demonstrated history of working in the education management industry.
Fritz is an advocate for equitable outcomes achieved in a culturally appropriate manner for Pacifica.
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 strategy and policy, establishing a foundation of shared infrastructure, and maintaining oversight of government ICT investment; 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 became a Trustee and Treasurer in 2009, because he saw a critical need for stronger leadership in Digital Inclusion and that 20/20 Trust is well placed to provide that leadership. Laurence was Chair of the Trust from 2011 to 2018, stepping down for two periods to act as Executive Director.