The International Development Advisory and Selection Panel (IDASP) is an independent group that provides advice on the New Zealand Aid Programme’s direction, priorities, and approaches to development and reviews applications to the New Zealand Partnerships for International Development Fund.
The purpose of the IDASP is to:
The five member panel is appointed by the Chief Executive of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, John Allen and is chaired by Therese Walsh.
The members of the panel have specialist skills and experience in economic development, management and governance, finance, education, health, agriculture and the Asia-Pacific region; as well as cross-sectoral experience in the state, private and non-profit sectors.
Therese chaired the Sustainable Development Fund External Selection Panel since May 2011, and now chairs the expanded panel for the New Zealand Partnerships for International Development Fund. Therese brings broad management and governance skills in both the private and public sectors.
Most recently, Therese was the General Manager Corporate Services for the the Rugby World Cup Tournament in 2011 after successfully undertaking a similar role in the New Zealand Rugby Union. Therese has also been a Director for Save Children New Zealand for five years, a school and Montessori trustee, a teen mentor and has managed the development and implementation of a revised management accountability framework while working at KPMG.
Auckland lawyer, Peter Kiely, has a long association with the Pacific, including current roles as Chair of the Pacific Cooperation Foundation, Director of the Pacific Forum Line and the Air Terminal Services in Tonga, and Chairman of the Pacific Development and Conservation Trust. Peter was previously Chairperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Advisory Committee on External Aid and Development from 1996 to 2001.
Peter has been very involved in the promotion of business in the Pacific and was a founding member of the Papua New Guinea New Zealand Business Council in 1990; and is an active member of the Fiji New Zealand Business Council and the French New Zealand Business Council. He also has experience in tertiary education as a member of the University of Auckland Council and as an Adjunct Professor of Employment Law at Victoria University of Wellington.
Trevor is an experienced company director who sits on a number of public and private boards.
He is Chair of Abano Healthcare Ltd and Deputy Chair of Mighty River Power Ltd, a director of ProCare Health Ltd and a member of the Postal Network Access Committee. Trevor is a shareholder and Director of the litigation funding company LPF Group Ltd.
Trevor's career has been in investment banking and financial analysis. He is Chair of the Public Trust and a Fellow of the Institute of Financial Professionals New Zealand Inc. He was previously a Fellow, and past Chairman, of the New Zealand Society of Investment Analysts. Trevor is also a Member of the Chartered Financial Analysts Institute (USA), of the New Zealand Chartered Financial Analysts Society Inc., and an affiliate of the United Kingdom Society of Investment Professionals and a Fellow of the Institute of Directors.
Gill has held senior leadership positions in the fields of health, education and development, at national and international levels. She has recently returned to New Zealand after five years as Director General of the International Planned Parenthood Federation, based in London. She was previously Executive Director of the Family Planning Association of NZ for eight years.
Gill has held numerous governance roles including Vice-Chair of the Canadian Association for Population and Development, Board member of the Rainbow Warrior Trust; and has served on the Victoria University Council. She was appointed a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the United Kingdom New Year 2012 Honours List for services to International Health and Women’s Rights.
Bob has 30 years of dairy industry and agribusiness expertise, having originally trained in the area of micro-biology. He has held various senior executive roles within Fonterra, the New Zealand Dairy Board and New Zealand Milk Products.
Bob also has considerable experience in governance, having sat on a number of boards, including Joint Ventures in Taiwan, Europe, China, and organisations in New Zealand including the Livestock Improvement Corporation; Dairy New Zealand and its forerunners, Dexcel and Dairy Insight. He is currently Chair of the Mud House Wine Group and a Director of Westland Co-operative Dairy Company and Barkers Fruit Processors Ltd.