Cynthia Martell-Stark.

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Kia ora,

Thank you for the opportunity to put my name forward for the Te Tumu Arataki IPC Tiriti/ National Vice President - Tiriti. This is an exciting opportunity to be part of this valuable committee and to share, work and learn with the Te Tumu Arataki IPC Māori | National Vice President IPC Māori in a co-governance arrangement in accordance with our rules.

I have been fortunate enough to be a member of the IPC over the past three terms. I have watched, listened, learned and contributed to the ongoing work of this important committee and feel a desire and passion to continue the work that is being done. I also now have the knowledge and confidence to put my name forward for the position of Te Tumu Arataki IPC Tiriti National Vice President - Tiriti. I feel my experience on this committee has provided a natural segue into this role. I understand how the committee works and have enjoyed positive and respectful relationships with both leaders and committee members. I value the work of this committee and see how the knowledge and skills gained complements my role as Branch President for Te Pūkenga: Toi Ohomai.

My broad understanding of the complexity of both the University and VET sectors and my professional experience and qualifications will enable me, if elected, to effectively and professionally take on the responsibilities of this role and continue to serve the TEU at a higher level on this committee.

My particular skills and education obtained from working in the I T sector in the legal studies team for over 10 years and my qualifications in Nursing, Teaching, Law and Labour Studies bring a broad range of perspectives and skills that will be valuable moving forward in these challenging times. I am also currently enrolled in a Post Graduate Certificate in Human Resource Management (HRM) and taking the following papers over a two-year period: HRM in Legal Context, Conflict and Negotiation, Employment Law and Leadership Communication.

The knowledge and skills from this certificate will also be complimentary to this IPC role, fi I am elected. I have also recently received provisional approval from the Minister of Justice for the appointment as a Justice of the Peace.

Being involved in the TEU on the National ITP committee as the Te Tumu Arataki IPC Tiriti National Vice President - Tiriti would be an honour and feel I am ready for this next challenge in my involvement with the TEU.

Nga mihi.

Cynthia Martell-Stark

MSoc Sci (Labour Studies), LB (hons), BSc (Distinction/Nursing), Diploma in Nursing, PG Cert Tertiary Teaching

Senior Academic StaffMember, Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology, Legal Studies Team TEU Branch President, Te Pūkenga: Toi Ohomai Tauranga