The New Zealand Catholic Bishops Conference set up an Establishment Board in 2017 to create a new structure for New Zealand Catholic tertiary education providers, Good Shepherd Theological College, Auckland and The Catholic Institute, Wellington.
The chair is Sir Brian Roche and board members include:
Bishop Charles Drennan, NZCBC
Fr Brian Cummings from the Society of Mary
Kate Kearins of AUT
John Gallaher from Forsyth Barr
Tony Murphy, a member of the NZCBC Finance Committee
Maureen Kerr, an educationalist from Christchurch
Loraine Elliott, a Māori health specialist from Auckland
Jeremy Morley, a tertiary-education management specialist
Dame Therese Walsh, a governance specialist.
The Board is tasked with: assessing current educational services; directing and setting strategy for a work plan; ensuring effective governance; directing the establishment of an organisational structure; and analysing financial implications.
During the transition period towards the new tertiary structure, the TCI Council and GSC Senate will continue to provide quality teaching, advocacy, research, curriculum development, and academic formation of seminarians.