Deputy Chair : Janie Annear
Ms Janie Annear ONZM was appointed Chair of Aoraki Polytechnic from 2014 and appointed Deputy Chair of Ara Institute of Canterbury from 1 January 2016. Ms Annear was the Mayor of the Timaru District for three terms and appointed as an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit for her services to local government.
She is a qualified and experienced teacher and while her early career was in education, she is now a professional director and businesswoman, with experience across a wide range of private sector, local government and central government roles. Ms Annear is a Local Government Commissioner and her governance experience also includes civil defence and lottery distribution – as a board member of the Lottery Community Facilities and Significant Projects Funds.