InternetNZ’s AGM tonight announced the successful candidates in the recent election for Council members and what a delight it was to hear the returning officer announce that Sarah Lee had been provisionally elected to the Council. The results were examined and certified by the official scrutineer on Friday 1 August.
Sarah is currently the National Marketing Executive for the 2020 Trust’s ICDL digital literacy programme. Until earlier this year, Sarah was our Computers in Homes Regional Coordinator for Manawatu/ Horowhenua. She was nominated for the Council position by sitting Councillor, Brenda Wallace. Brenda commented this evening that she was very impressed with Sarah when she spoke at a recent InternetNZ members meeting and this prompted her to nominate Sarah.
Long-serving InternetNZ Council President, Frank March, stood down at the AGM after five years and has been replaced by Jamie Baddeley. Jamie is the Group Chief Technology Officer at TeamTalk and has had a long association with the internet in New Zealand and InternetNZ. The 2020 Trust congratulates both Sarah and Jamie on their election. We think the Internet in New Zealand is in good hands. We also thank Frank for his support in broadening the scope of InternetNZ through strategic partnerships.
Coincidentally today, InternetNZ Chief Executive Jordan Carter, and Contracts Director for the 2020 Trust, Laurence Zwimpfer, signed a renewed 2-year strategic partnership agreement. This gives a boost to the 2020 Trust’s work to scale up its programmes in Auckland where most of New Zealand’s digitally excluded families live as well as expand the reach of the Trust’s Stepping UP programme in public libraries.