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Jeremy Baker (Chair)

Jeremy is Chief Insight Officer at Beef and Lamb NZ. He has participated in a range of senior education system advisory and working groups and has education sector experience including positions held with the Industry Training Federation, Learning State and Lincoln University.

Barbara Cavanagh

Barbara is the principal of Huntly College. She was the foundation principal of Albany Senior High School and has served as principal of Te Awamutu College and Ngāruawāhia High School. She was a member of the Ministerial Forum on Raising Student Achievement and she chaired the Professional Learning and Development Advisory Group.

Pauline Waiti

Pauline is a Director at Ahu Whakamua Limited. She has previously worked as Māori Development Manager at Learning Media Limited and as Te Wāhanga Māori Manager at New Zealand Council for Educational Research (NZCER).

Michelle Dickinson

Michelle is Senior Lecturer in Chemical and Material Engineering at the University of Auckland and Director of Nanogirl Labs Ltd. Michelle is a Member of New Zealand Order of Merit , was the winner of the Women of Influence Award for Innovation and Science in 2016, and was awarded the Sir Peter Blake Leader Award in 2015

Jonathan Gee

Jonathan is National President of New Zealand Union of Students’ Associations. He was President of Victoria University of Wellington Students’ Association (VUWSA) in 2016 and has served a term on the Victoria University of Wellington Council. He has served as a youth representative on the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board of Auckland Council and as Co-chair of the local youth council.

Arizona Leger

Arizona works for Auckland University of Technology. She presented at Auckland Museum’s TEDxYouth event in 2013, speaking on multiculturalism and youth voice. She was Epsom Girls’ Grammar Head Girl in 2013 and has also served on the Auckland Museum Youth Advisory Group.

Charles Darr

Charles is a senior researcher and manager of the Assessment, Design, and Reporting (AD&R) team at the New Zealand Council for Educational Research (NZCER). He led the project team that developed the Literacy and Numeracy for Adults Assessment Tool and led the psychometric programme that supported the development of the Progress and Consistency Tool (PaCT). Charles is part of the leadership team for the National Monitoring Study of Student Achievement (NMSSA).