The Advisory Board


The role of the board is to:

  • be the strategic leader of the Initiative, creating a vision and strategies to achieve the desired outcomes
  • set priorities and criteria for research programme funding and recommend these to the Minister
  • ratify the process for deciding on the research programme to be funded
  • recommend to the Minister the research proposals to be funded
  • advise and liaise with the programme co-ordination function in the implementation of the Initiative
  • recommend associated activities to enhance the research capability and the professional linkages between researchers and practitioners
  • provide advice on how to achieve and facilitate the impact of the research programme in their own sector networks
  • review the outcomes of the Initiative at appropriate milestones and adjust the strategic management of the initiative when required

David Jagger (Chair)
Group Manager, Analysis, Research and Evaluation, Ministry of Education

Professor Stuart McNaughton
University of Auckland
Chief Education Scientific Advisor to  Ministry of Education

Professor Huia Jahnke (Ngāti Kahugnunu, Ngāti Toa Rangatira, Ngāi Tahu, Ngāti Hine), Massey University

Professor Carmen Dalli
Victoria University of Wellington
Dr Ro Parsons
Education Review Office
Professor Angus Macfarlane
University of Canterbury

Dr. Rae Si'ilata (Ngāti Raukawa, Tūhourangi Fiji)
Senior Lecturer, Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi
Kaihautū-Director, Va'atele Education Consulting

Jo Fletcher
University of Canterbury