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).
Marg joined the Board in February 2020 and has previously served as Deputy Chair.
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 joined the Board in 2011, and has previously served as Chair (in 2018) and as Treasurer (in 2016).
Guy Alexander – Trustee
Guy is the General Manager, Enterprise Accounts at Xero, and has held a variety of governance and advisory board roles for different organisations.
Guy 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.
Fritz Evile – Trustee
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 whanau, 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.