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Mike Densem

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About me

I have a broad background and experience in both corporate governance and non-profit committee and trust positions. I am a current director on several corporate boards as well as a trsutee on two Boards of Trustees.

During my tenure as a board trustee I have been involved in a long process of consultation with the Ministry of Education relating to the proposed restructuring of the Christchurch education network. I have had the opportunity to meet personally with many key people, including Hekia Parata, and to gain a good insight into the current thinking and direction of the Ministry. I have also worked with several other school chairs and principals at a cluster level to look at ways to share educational resources and strategies.

I see education as a vital tool in the development of a strong and sustainable future. Through my core business of Software Development I am exposed to the exponential growth in technological advances and the evolving set of challenges that come with it. I am therefore a strong advocate of science and technology in schools from an early age.

I currently have two children at school (year three and year seven) which provides me with both the incentive and the motivation to be involved at a school governance level.

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  • Catriona Pene

    Kia ora Mike and welcome to the VLN.

    I am part of the online team and we are here to support you and help you get the most out of the VLN community.

    You might like to join the "Getting started on the VLN" group, here you will find a wealth of tips to help you get the most out of the VLN.

    Looking forward to working with you online.

    Ngā mihi nui, nā Catriona.

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