About Media Council

Media Council Members
Back : L-R: Hank Schouten, Tiumalu Peter Fa’afiu, Tim Watkin, Chris Darlow, John Roughan
Middle - L-R: Sir John Hansen (Chairman), Mary Major, Jo Cribb, Marie Shroff
Front L-R: Liz Brown, Christina Tay, Jenny Farrell.
Note – John Roughan has now retired from the Media Council and Craig Cooper has joined the Council.

Craig Cooper

Editor, The Northern Advocate, Whangarei

Hank Schouten

Journalist Representative.

Tracy Watkin

Political Editor Stuff, Press Gallery, Wellington

Chris Darlow

Lawyer, Auckland


Christina Tay

Restorative Justice Facilitator, Wellington

Hon Sir John Hansen

KNZN, Independent Chairman, Retired Judge of the High Court, Canterbury


Jenny Farrell

Editor, KiaOra Air New Zealand inflight magazine, Auckland


Jo Cribb

Independent Consultant, Wellington

Liz Brown

Independent Consultant, Horowhenua


Marie Shroff

Indpendent Consultant, Wellington (Alternate Member)


Mary Major

Executive Director, Wellington


Tim Watkin

Journalist, Auckland

Tiumalu Peter Fa'afiu

Business Consultant, Auckland