New chair for Tertiary Education Commission
David Shand is a highly capable individual who has had extensive experience in public sector finance and in public sector organisations.
David Shand has been appointed chair of the Tertiary Education Commission (TEC) Tertiary Education Minister Michael Cullen announced today.
David Shand, who takes up the position on August 27, will fill the vacancy created by the retirement in June of former chair Hon Russell Marshall. His term is for three years.
"David is a highly capable individual who has had extensive experience in public sector finance and in public sector organisations," Dr Cullen said.
"The chair of the TEC must have governance experience, experience of government, leadership skills, a passion for tertiary education and the capacity to learn the subtleties of the policy. David's background equips him well for this job."
Michael Cullen also extended his thanks to Jim Donovan for his services as interim chair.
"Jim has been a great caretaker and will no doubt enable a seamless transition to occur."
About David Shand After an outstanding career overseas, David Shand recently returned to New Zealand, where he is on the board of Meridian Energy and chairs the Commission of Inquiry into Rating. Previously, David worked as a public financial management specialist at the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund in Washington and he has also worked with the OCED for four years on public sector reforms.
After joining the Treasury in the mid 1960's David taught accounting and public finance at Victoria University before moving to Australia in 1977. After teaching at the Australian National University for four years, David started a career in the Australian public sector and held a number of senior positions in state and federal government, including Deputy Secretary of the Victorian Treasury and Queensland Public Service Commission. David has also taught at the University of Washington and Georgetown University in the United States.