Angela Lim – Chair
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.
Catherine has worked in New Zealand and Victoria’s respective state sectors for twenty years. She has a wide range of skills and expertise, and a strong background in strategic and advisory services. Many of the assignments Catherine has completed have been in support of senior leaders and executive teams, and on behalf of government ministers.
Catherine’s current speciality is government and democracy in the digital age. Her foremost interests are:
- digital government
- ICT-enabled public sector strategy and change
- the societal and economic inequalities and inequities related to the advent of digital technologies.
Last year Catherine completed a Master of e-Government (Distinction) with Victoria University of Wellington’s School of Government. She graduated with an MBA from Mt Eliza Business School in Melbourne in 2005, and holds a Bachelor of Science (Honours), also from Victoria University.
Catherine has previously held justice sector information and research governance roles. She is a member of the Institute of Directors. She is also a regular participant in Victoria University’s alumni mentoring programme.
Angela Hauk-Willis – 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 in 2009, because he feels there is a critical need for stronger leadership for the use of ICT by all New Zealanders, and that 20/20 Trust is well placed to provide that leadership. Laurence is also interim Executive Director of the Trust.