The Governance Committee Board (GCB)
of Crown Institute of Studies (Crown) will be composed of executive and non executive directors, and other suitably qualified persons. The primary purpose is to review and approve Crown’s strategic direction, provide advice

on risk management, and support the tactical decisions and corporate actions of the senior management team. The Institute’s Managing Director will consult regularly with GCB members, individually and corporately, as dictated by importance and necessity.

The GCB is governed by five core values of responsibility,
honesty, integrity, fairness, and transparency.


CGC is accountable and answerable for the Institute’s strategic direction, corporate actions, and public conduct. It will always act in the best interests of the Institute.


GCB places a premium on truthfulness, sincerity and frankness. This value helps inform, challenge and guide the Institute’s activities, its plans for the future, and any risks involved in its strategies.


GCB adheres to moral and ethical principles. The GCB will mentor and support the Institute’s senior management team in its obligations, to monitor and be ready to give an explanation or reason for its actions and conduct.


GCB works to be fair and evenhanded in its treatment of all stakeholders of whom are students, employees, communities, industry partners and shareholders. It will inspire the Institute’s management to be fair and free from bias in their conduct and execution of responsibilities.


Transparency facilitates confidence that stakeholders can have in the decision-making process and management of the Institute. GCB seeks always to be clear in its meanings and intentional in its expressions.

The strategic importance of the GCB’s position requires its members to bring their specialist expertise and range of skills to the table; to govern, inform, inspire, provoke, challenge, and guide management. And to ensure Crown is and continues to be an Institute of which its owners, employees, students, and wider communities can be proud.

The collective skills and expertise of the GCB are brought to the fore in the following key categories:





















Purpose of the GCB:

Provide strategic direction and be a thought provoking sounding board for the Institute

Monitor developments in Crown’s management decisions and keep current with the Institute’s activities through participation in meetings, conference calls, and information updates from the Institute’s staff

Participate in at least one conference call per year, as requested. Members who are unable to attend one meeting or one conference call in a row over an 18 month period may be asked to resign

Assist in advancing the goals and mission of the Institute, as appropriate, through public speaking, professional work, and networking

Engage in a reflective, self-evaluative process to improve GCB’s efficacy


Dr. Josephine Do

Managing Director of Crown Institute of Studies

SKAL New Zealand Committee Member

Mr. Ron Chan

Cathay Pacific Senior Captain

Director of The Hong Kong Youth Aviation Academy (HKYAA)

Mr. Sajad Bassam Tabar

Director of Marsden Group (Owner of Ramada & Wyndham Hotels)

Managing Director of Crown Group

Mr. Troy Clarry

Managing Director of Katalyma Hotels & Hospitality

Chairperson of Hospitality NZ – Accommodation Auckland
ATEED Destination Committee Member

Mrs Cassandra Powell

General Manager (Marketing) of Assurity Consulting Limited

Mr. Matt Stenton

Programme Director of Go with Tourism

Ms. Azania Olwyn Rangikea Te Au Mihi Watene

Tribunal, Maori & Immigration Law of Te Mata Law

Member of New Zealand Women's Ruby Clubs: Manurewa, Ardmore Marist

Local Advisory Committee

The Local Advisory Committee (LAC) is composed of 20 or more specialist participants invited to join by the Institute’s Managing Director or Senior Management Team. Participants are chosen for their expertise with relevance to the Institute’s courses, namely, Travel, Tourism, Hospitality,

Business, Short Courses, English Language, and Literacy & Numeracy. Further contributors are selected from the Student Body (current and alumni). The Institute’s hosts are its Academic Heads. Other persons are seconded as required
and agreed to by the Managing Director.

The LAC is tasked with reviewing the Institute’s courses and programmes, comparing them with industry trends and forecasts, and measuring against historical data. LAC meets twice per calendar year.

Purpose of the LAC:

Advise on demand
for suitably trained graduates

Identify emerging trends and new developments
in industry

Consult on avenues for potential future growth within the Institute

Recommend new courses or revision of curricula to strengthen the Institute’s relevancy

Engage in a reflective, self-evaluative process to improve GCB’s efficacy

Support with specialist advice in the appointment of academic staff as required