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The Board

The NZBED Board consists of nine people. There are three industry representatives, three provider representatives and three industry training organisation representatives. There are also two co-opted quality assurance representatives, one from providers and one from ITOs. The Chair is elected by the Board from one of the three industry representatives.


Annual Report 2020

The Board is responsible for:

  • the strategic oversight of the two qualifications

  • governing and guiding the system through collaboration between industry, providers and ITOs

  • ensuring that the qualifications continue to meet the needs of industry, students and providers offering higher level qualifications

  • Ensuring that the NZDE continues to meet the requirements of the Dublin Accord.



Industry representatives

Lisa Drysdale (Chair) 
Waikato Regional Council

Trent Fearnly
Fire and Emergency New Zealand

Sharyn Westlake 
Greater Wellington Regional Council

Jim Muir 
WSP Consultants LTD

Executive Officer

Jim Doyle


Kim Willis

ITO representatives

Kharen Hope

Mike Grumball 

Samantha McNaughton 

Provider representatives

Paul Hollings 
Manukau IT

Rob Dantzer 

Shelley Wilson 

Co-opted members

Harry Leder 
ITP Academic Managers Forum

Bill Sole
NZBED Quality Assurance Representative