Dianne has over 20 years’ experience specialising in strategic leadership and general management with a focus on information management.
She was the chief executive and Chief Archivist at Archives New Zealand from 2001 to 2009 and served as the deputy Government Statistician at Statistics NZ from 1996-2001 where she oversaw two Population Censuses.
Dianne is currently a member of the Audit and Assurance Committee for the Ministry of Education and Chair of the UNESCO Memory of the World NZ Committee. She is Vice-President PARBICA (Pacific Regional Branch of the International Council of Archives) and member of the Audit Commission of the International Council of Archives.
Simon has a distinguished career as a NZ diplomat and public servant. He was the chief executive and secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade and previously served as NZ High Commissioner to Canberra. Simon was the Chief Executive Officer of the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet 1991-1998.
Simon holds governance positions on several public entities and was awarded the honour of Companion of the NZ Order of Merit in 2009.