"Chairman elect Pat O’Connell says that TUANZ members are being asked to vote on changes which will enable representatives of carriers to stand for the board – and even be elected chairman. Currently carrier members such as Telecom are banned from occupying a seat at the board. (Tier one telcos TelstraClear and Vodafone are not members of TUANZ).
Other changes to the constitution include the chairman being voted in by the board – not by the general membership. So O’Connell says it’s unlikely a board would elect a telco executive as chairman."
"Proposed changes to the TUANZ constitution"
- http://www.techday.co.nz/telecommunicationsreview/news/could-a-telco-exec-become-chair-of-tuanz/16062/6 (view on Google Sidewiki)