Updates on Board Changes

Resignation of Graeme Kirkwood
Graeme Kirkwood has given notice of his resignation as both Chairperson and Trustee. The Board recognises Graeme’s tireless work with the rest of the Board to put the Arise Review Roadmap in place, and his support for the need for significant changes to be made in regards to the governance and leadership of Arise. The Board appreciates Graeme’s commitment to bringing greater transparency and accountability, as well as his desire to give voice to those who have been hurt. Given Graeme’s tenure on the Board since 2015, he has given his commitment to offer to assist the Board as needed throughout the Review period.

New appointment to the Arise Board
The Board is pleased to share the appointment of Alistair Papali'i-Curtin who was appointed to the Board unanimously effective 1st July 2022.

Dr Tofilau Alistair Papāli’i-Curtin, MBChB, CertHSc, PGDipOphthBS(Dist), FRANZCO.

Alistair is Samoan Pakeha with the matai title of Tofilau from Iva, Samoa. Alistair is a New Zealand trained medical specialist and is a practising Consultant Ophthalmologist in Wellington. Alistair has over 12 years of governance experience with national and international professional organisations and institutions. Alistair abides by the professional and governance codes of conduct of the NZ Medical Council as a registered doctor, and the NZ Institute of Directors as a member (MInstD). Alistair and his whanau have been part of the Arise community for over five years and is Dad to two young children.

Further changes
The Board is also working towards the appointment of additional Trustees to the interim Board.

The Board will announce within the next week the new interim Board chair. The terms of all remaining members of the current interim Board will end on or before the 30th of April 2023, at which time it is expected a new Board will be appointed.

– The Arise Board

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