The Board governs ConCOVE. It has been constructed to represent and serve the interests of industry, employers, learners, providers, and other stakeholders such as iwi and hapu. The board is guided by a Charter that includes a Board Constitution and Membership.
The Board has three standing advisory groups, a Māori Industry Group, a Pacifika Industry Group, and a Women’s Industry Group. Their role is to ensure that ConCOVE successfully addresses priority groups and implement the principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi.
The Board also has the option to establish other Industry Groups if another priority group is identified in the course of the research.
The ConCOVE Board consists of up to 8 appointed directors. In addition, the Board has the option to co-opt further directors if additional skills or diversity is required: The Industry Co-chair and Host Representative roles have been appointed. The remaining director roles to be filled are:
The Board must consist of at least three Māori, one Pasifika and one Female representative.
To be on The Board, you must be nominated by a ConCOVE member. As a ConCOVE member, you can self-nominate.
Meet the Board
Graham Burke – Co-Chair (Industry)
Graham has worked in the construction industry for 35 years, the last 20 years specialising in scaffolding.
He is an advanced scaffolder and built a successful Wellington based scaffolding business, WorkZone Scaffolds. He sold the business in 2015 and it still operates successfully today under new ownership.
Paul Hollings – Host Representative
An electrician with 25 years’ experience Paul also has nearly 20 years’ experience in Vocational Education and Training.
Paul is the Tech Park General Manager and has worked in senior roles at Manukau Institute of Technology (MIT) for 5 years. He holds a Diploma in Management from the New Zealand Institute of Management, is a current member of the New Zealand Board of Engineering Diplomas, and the Institute of Managers and Leaders Australia and New Zealand.
Phil Hokianga – Interim Māori Co-chair
Phil has worked within high risk environments in the military, industrial and tertiary sectors for more than 30 years.
Phil is a Director with Vertical Horizonz New Zealand, overseeing the Māori Pasifika Division. He is passionate about providing specialised pre trades training programmes in collaboration with government agencies, Iwi, hapu and whanau. Phil is currently a Trustee on the Rongowhakaata Iwi Trust.
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