Hanga-Aro-Rau Manufacturing, Engineering and Logistics WDC

Hanga-Aro-Rau Manufacturing, Engineering and Logistics WDC

Last updated 30 September 2021
Last updated 30 September 2021

Latest news

Leadership team appointed to Hanga-Aro-Rau Workforce Development Council

Hanga-Aro-Rau Workforce Development Council appoints Chief Executive

Council member Expressions of Interest for the Hanga Aro Rau Manufacturing, Engineering and Logistics Workforce Development Council is now open

WDC legislation locks in special role for manufacturing, engineering and logistics industry stakeholders

High level summary of industries represented:

Manufacturing and processing, extractives and drilling, transport (including heavy and commercial), postal, warehousing and related engineering.

TITOS currently carrying out functions that will transition to the WDC are Competenz, MITO, NZMACITO, Primary ITO, ServiceIQ and some ICT qualifications developed by NZQA

WDC council members 

Renata Hakiwai – Co Chair

Renata Hakiwai, Ngāti Kahungunu, Rongomaiwahine, Tūwharetoa, Waikato Tainui, is the Managing Director of HTK Group Ltd, an organisation established in 2015 to meet the growing demand for a Māori and indigenous professional services organisation that is purpose driven. Renata has more than 10 years of experience in senior executive and leadership positions alongside being a successful investor and dual exit entrepreneur.

Mr Hakiwai was previously co-chair of the interim Establishment Board Hanga-Aro-Rau, Manufacturing, Engineering and Logistics Workforce Development Council. He sits on several Boards on a range of organisations which include crown, commercial, iwi, post settlement entities, not for profit and start up entities. Mr Hakiwai has extensive experience and a diverse range of skills working across iwi, public, Start-Up and commercial sector, and has a major passion for Māori economic development with a focus on Māori business, innovation, enterprise, workforce development and employment, STEM and the Future of work.  Mr Hakiwai has deep connections into the communities in which he serves, and sees himself as an enabler of people, and an accelerator for Māori and indigenous development."

Dr Troy Coyle – Co Chair

Dr Troy Coyle is the Chief Executive Officer of NZ Heavy Engineering Research Association (HERA). She has more than twenty years of experience in the engineering and manufacturing sectors in both New Zealand and Australia including senior roles with New Zealand Steel Ltd, Blue Scope Steel Ltd, and the University of Wollongong.

Dr Coyle was previously the co-chair of the interim Establishment Board of the Manufacturing, Engineering and Logistics Workforce Development Council. She has a portfolio of governance roles which include being Chair of Sustainable Steel Council, a member of the Construction Innovation Council, a board member of Metals NZ and a member of MBIE's Building Advisory Panel.

Carla Seymour-Mansell

Carla Seymour Mansell (Ngāti Raukawa, Whakatōhea and Ngāti Maniapoto) is Owner-Operator of TC Logistics and Project Manager for Waka Kotahi New Zealand Transport Agency based in Tairāwhiti. She has extensive experience in the transport and logistic industry.

Ms Seymour-Mansell has a long-standing commitment to the promotion of health and safety at work. She received the EROAD Outstanding Contribution to Health and Safety Award at the New Zealand Road Transport Industry awards in 2019. Her current role at Waka Kotahi involves leading efforts to reduce workplace injuries across the forest to port supply chain in the region.

Jerome Mika

Jerome Mika is Community and Business Development Lead at The Cause Collective, a Pacific social change agency in South Auckland. He has previously held a number of roles focusing on engaging with Māori and Pacific communities and ensuring cultural insights are embedded into projects. Jerome has led and been part of great teams in both the corporate and not for profit sector.

Mr Mika has considerable experience in unions in both New Zealand and Samoa with roles at the Dairy Workers Union, Samoa First Union, First Union and EPMU. He has also been a Business Director for Ogilvy and Mather Marketing agency. Jerome currently sits on the Pacific Advisory Board for the Counties Manukau Police.

Mark O’Grady

Mark O’Grady is the owner and managing director of Excel Digital Ltd, one of New Zealand’s largest cut sheet digital print operations. He has previously held senior executive roles at Wool Equities Ltd, New Zealand Wool Board, and NZ Meteorological Service.

Mr O’Grady has extensive experience as a director with organisations in the manufacturing and technology sectors including Print NZ, Wool Research Organisation of NZ, Andar Ltd, Keratec Ltd, Ovita Ltd, and Softswitch Ltd. He also has considerable involvement with vocational education having been involved in the targeted review of qualifications (TRoQ), the manufacturer and supplier of training resources for almost all industry training organisations, as the major sponsor of the “Got a Trade: Got it Made” campaign, and as a judge at the NZ Apprentice of the Year awards. He was also a member of the Ministerial Science Task Force that led to the restructuring of the Government science sector and the establishment of the Crown Research Institutes (CRIs)

Nick Leggett

Nick Leggett is the Chief Executive of the Road Transport Forum, the peak industry body for the trucking industry. He has previously held a number of executive level positions including being Executive Director of NZ Alcohol Beverages Council, Executive Director of Porirua Chamber of Commerce, and Mayor of Porirua City.

Mr Leggett is a director of MITO, the Industry Training Organisation for the motor, transport and contracting industry, as well as being a director of WRC Holdings LTD and the chair of the Hutt Mana Charitable Trust. He has previously held a range of governance positions including being chair of Spark Foundation, chair of Wellington Regional Emergency Management Group, a member of Capital & Coast District Health Board. Nick has long been a strong advocate for vocational education as a tool to enhance employment, qualifications and competencies among our workforce and potential workforce.

Rachel Mackintosh

Rachel Mackintosh is the Assistant National Secretary for E tū, New Zealand’s largest private sector union. She has twenty years of experience in unions and has previously held a number of senior roles with E tū and EPMU.

Ms Mackintosh is the Vice President of the New Zealand Council of Trade Unions and a member of the interim Establishment Board of the Manufacturing, Engineering and Logistics Workforce Development Council. She also has considerable experience with governance of tertiary education organisations being a current board member of the Building and Construction Industry Training Organisation (BCITO) and a former board member of the Plastics and Materials Processing Industry Training Organisation (PaMPITO)."

Stuart Lawrence

Stuart Lawrence, ko Uenuku te Iwi, is Director – Programme Kaitautoko at Whatukura Ltd, a boutique consultancy firm where he has led a number of workforce development, pastoral care and community projects focusing on Māori and Pasifika development. He previously spent 13 years as National Manager – Māori for The Skills Organisation Industry Training Organisation.

Mr Lawrence holds a number of governance positions including being chair of Māori Pasifika Trades Training (Tamaki), an advisory board member of Project Retrain – Increasing Gender Equity, and a committee member for a number of community organisations.

Order in Council

The WDC Order in Council can be viewed here: Hanga-Aro-Rau Manufacturing, Engineering and Logistics