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Wintec Council

​​​The Wintec Council, which is the governing body of the Waikato Institute of Technology (Wintec), was established by the Education Act 1989. The functions and duties of the Council are specified in Sections ​176A and 176B of the Education Act 1989.​

Barry Harris

Barry Harris

Council Chair 

  • Bachelor of Agricultural Science, majoring in economics and marketing, Massey University
  • Masters in Agricultural Science (Hons) – Natural Resource Economics, Massey University 
  • Executive Programme in Leading and Managing Change, Stanford University, Graduate School of Business 
  • Leadership for Extraordinary Performance, Darden Graduate School of Business, University of Virginia  
Ministerial appointment
Des Brennan

Des Brennan​​

  • MBA (Distinction) Massey University
  • Dip Bus Admin Victoria University
  • CFInstD (Chartered Fellow Institute of Directors)
  • BSc, majoring in Chemistry Victoria University
  • FNZIM (Fellow New Zealand Institute of Management)​
Margaret Devlin

Margaret Devlin

  • Second Class Honours Degree, First Division in Finance and Business Studies, The University of Ulster
  • Saur Diriger Demain (Tomorrow’s Directors) programme, INSEAD

Ministerial appointment

Kiri Goulter

Kiri Goulter

  • Graduate Diploma Economic Development, Auckland University of Technology
  • New Zealand Registered Teacher, Ministry of Education
  • Diploma of Teaching, Auckland College of Education, New Zealand

Ministerial appointment

Sandie Gusscott

Sandie Gusscott

  • Master in Education (Educational Leadership) Honours: The University of Auckland
  • Post-graduate Diploma in Education: Auckland College of Education
  • Diploma in Science Education: The University of Auckland
  • Trained Teachers Certificate: Auckland Training College
Niwa Nuri

Niwa Nuri

  • Bachelor of Management Studies from the University of Waikato
  • Chartered Accountant
  • Member of the Chartered Accountants of Australia and New Zealand

Ministerial appointment

Aaron Ri​nk

Aaron Ri​nk

  • CP, CG, RD Craftsman Plumber, Gas Fitter and Registered Drain Layer
Ping S'ng

Ping S'ng

  • LL.B (Otago University)
  • Barrister and solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand
  • B.Com (Accounting) (Otago University)
  • ​Chartered Accountant 
Carla Muller

Carla Muller

  • As winner of the Institute of Directors (IoD) Waikato Branch Emerging Director Award 2018, Carla received a governance internship on the Wintec Council for one year from 1 October 2018.