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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
Steve Howse

Steve Howse

Deputy​ Chair 

  • ​​​Bachelor of Agricultural Science with First Class Honours Massey University
  • Advanced Management Programme – Mt Eliza Business School

Ministerial Appointment 
Des Brennan

Des Brennan​​

  • MBA (Distinction) Massey University
  • Dip Bus Admin Victoria University
  • CMInstD (Chartered Member Institute of Directors)
  • BSc, majoring in Chemistry Victoria University
  • FNZIM (Fellow New Zealand Institute of Management)​
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
Maxine Moana-Tuwhangai

Maxine Moana-Tuwhangai

  • Postgraduate Diploma in Accounting
  • Bachelor of Management Studies
​​ Ministerial Appointment 
Aaron Ri​nk

Aaron Ri​nk

  • CP, CG, RD Craftsman Plumber, Gas Fitter and Registered Drain Layer
Pam Roa

Pam Roa

  • Postgrad Dip. in Dairy Science & Technology, Distinction, Massey University
  • B.Tech (Chemical Technology), 1st Class Hons, Massey University
  • B.Sc (Chemistry), University of Waikato
  • Certificate in Te Reo Māori​ Level 4, Te Waananga o Aotearoa
  • ​Certificate in Te Puutaketanga o te Reo, Te Waananga o Aotearoa
​​ Ministerial Appointment 
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