Member Communication 27 May 2016
The Interim Board met 27 May 2016.
The Interim Board appointed under the provisions of the Constitution, Clause 10.12, has six
members who will hold office from May until the 2016 Annual General Meeting (AGM) in
November 2016. The members are:
Hori Ahomiro – Bay of Plenty
Paula Grooby – Nelson
Peter Matthewson – Auckland
Rose Henderson – Canterbury
Shannon Pakura – Wellington
Tauha Te Kani – Bay of Plenty
Rose Henderson was elected as President with Tauha Te Kani being elected as Vice
President. Although these two positions are constitutionally mandated the Interim Board
committed to working collaboratively as a whole Board.
Gray Hughson, Chartered Accountant, has been invited to advise the Interim Board,
particularly in the area of financial management and business matters. This will be
invaluable in supporting the Association to move forward.
Board Committees have been confirmed from May until the 2016 Annual General Meeting:
Finance Committee: whole of the Interim Board
Chief Executive Employment Committee – Shannon Pakura Chair, Rose Henderson
and Tauha Te Kani
Risk and Audit Committee – Paula Grooby Chair, Gray Hughson, Hori Ahomiro
Aotearoa New Zealand IFSW Co-ordinating Body delegates – Rose Henderson, Peter
Matthewson, Paula Grooby, Shannon Pakura
Social Justice Committee – Peter Matthewson is the Board representative. Merrill
Simmons-Hansen has been invited to continue to facilitate Social Justice Committee
meetings until the next Board is elected.
The Interim Board is committed to focusing on the ANZASW bi-cultural partnership. This will
be a focus area at the next Interim Board Meeting 18 & 19 June 2016.
The Annual General Meeting has been confirmed for 17 November in Palmerston North.
The AGM is being held in conjunction with the Massey University three-day conference
celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Bachelor of Social Work and will be held at the end
of the Day One Seminar The Well-being of Children and Young People.
The Interim Board is in place from 17 April until the AGM. All the Interim Board Members
are committed to the success of ANZASW as the professional body for social workers in
Aotearoa New Zealand. It is expected that there will be developments in the area of:
Advocacy for social workers and the profession
Advocacy for social justice
On behalf of the Interim Board
Rose Henderson Tauha Te Kani
President Acting President