Erica Cumming, CEO of HITO comments, "With HITO’s new constitution in place, there are some changes taking place with the Board, the new Board is made up of three positions which are appointed by the Board Appointments Panel and three which are voted on at a Special General Meeting in Auckland on 15th October."
Board Member applications have closed, and the Board Appointments Panel met and interviewed applicants in September.
HITO is the organisation appointed by the New Zealand Government to develop and implement industry qualifications for the hair and beauty sectors. It exists to provide leadership within the barbering, beauty and hairdressing industry so that trainees and employers experience the benefits of an excellent professional standard of hairdressing qualifications and ensuring that training is meeting the needs of employees, employers, industry and the Tertiary Education Commission.
Malcolm says "This position will be a most important function in the development of the whole hair, beauty and barbering industries, the board is responsible for setting the strategic direction of these industries and as such should be approached with absolute seriousness and clarity".
Having been immersed in the Hair and Beauty Industry for 30+ years, Malcolm holds intrinsic knowledge and salon business experience to be a proactive member and enhancement to the Board.
With sound industry knowledge, the technical skills and importantly a driving passion for the industry, Malcolm is ready to be challenged. Holding a Masters in Business Administration, held responsible positions at a corporate level and maintaining a driving fervour for continued improvement within the industry, he has the required knowledge and skill level to be a valuable contributor.
His strengths are highlighted by: Leadership, Strategy, Change Management, Business Administration and General Management.
To support his application Malcolm also says - “I have the necessary skills, and importantly the passion and determination to make a difference to the future of the NZ hair and beauty industry. The way forward for our industry is through our youth, their participation and engagement, particularly, the development of their attitude towards their career choice being satisfying and rewarding, as opposed to just a job. There is a need for developing healthy future employer attitudes, and towards this end, by being a contributor in creating change and influence in younger trainees will inevitably influence positive change for the industry”
Malcolm is excited by his application and seeks support of all HITO members at the election to be held at the Special General Meeting being held solely to vote and elect the new board members in Auckland on 15 October 2012.