16 December 2004
New appointments to TELARC
Commerce Minister Margaret Wilson today announced the appointment of Dr Geoffrey Page as the Chair of the Testing
Laboratory Registration Council.
“I am pleased to welcome Dr Page back to the TELARC following his previous services as board member from 1992 and
2001," Margaret Wilson said.
Margaret Wilson also announced the re-appointment of Miriam Rose Dean and the appointment of two new members, Dr
Richard Janes and Nigel Keith Cann, to the Council.
“These appointees will bring a depth of knowledge and mix of experience to the Council," Margaret Wilson said.
“I would also like to thank outgoing Chair John Buckingham and members Kevin Lysaght and Colin Martin for their
commitment and contributions.”
TELARC, through its operational arm, International Accreditation New Zealand is responsible for the accreditation of
testing laboratories, radiology services, and inspection services. The Council also owns Telarc Ltd, which undertakes
management system certification activities.
Dr Geoffrey Page
Dr Page has 16 years experience on government and private sector boards in New Zealand and Australia with particular
knowledge of TELARC. He is currently the Chief Executive of Manukau Institute of Technology. Prior to this, he was the
Managing Director of Anutech Pty Ltd, the commercial arm of the Australian National University. He has served as Chair
of Fertility Control Ltd, Iliad Chemicals Pty Ltd, Materials Performance Technologies Pty Ltd and was the Chief
Executive of Industrial Research Ltd and the NZ Dairy Research Institute.
Miriam Rose Dean QC
Miriam Dean has been re-appointed for a second term on the Council. Ms Dean is a senior barrister who specialises in
commercial litigation and dispute resolution, with particular expertise in competition and consumer laws. She has
previously served as Deputy Chair of the Commerce Commission, Director of the Competition Law and Policy Institute of
New Zealand, member of the Civil Aviation Authority and Chair of Lawyers Engaged in Alternative Dispute Resolution.
Dr Richard Janes
Dr Richard Janes is a professional company director whose involvement with the livestock industry and boards that are
primarily export-focused provides him good insight into how TELARC can promote its services to businesses. Currently, he
holds directorship positions on Gallagher Group Ltd, Castlepoint Station Ltd, CentrePort Ltd and VARNZ. He is Chair of
Ocean Design Group Ltd and in 2004 was appointed to ASURE Ltd as Deputy Chair. He has previously served as Chair of VTL
Group, Apple Exports Permits Committee, and Wools of New Zealand; and Deputy Chair of Landcorp Farming Ltd and Merino NZ
Nigel Keith Cann
Nigel Cann is a New Zealander based in Australia who has a background in testing and accreditation procedures from his
14 years at BHP Steel and from his current role as General Manager of manufacturing at Australian Vinyls Corporation
Ltd. For the past four years, he has been responsible for overseeing a major upgrade of all levels of Australian Vinyls
Corporation Ltd business management system as required by the Environmental Protection Agency to reach the National
Association of Testing Authorities accreditation, which is the Australian body equivalent to TELARC.
THE TELARC BOARD
Dr Geoffrey Page (Chair), Nigel Keith Cann, Miriam Rose Dean QC, Dr Richard Janes, Graeme Roberston.
Dr Derek Breton, Richard Dimmock, Dr John Hay, Dr Brian Linehan.