About Media Council

Media Council Members
Media Council members from left to right: Rosemary Barraclough, Marie Shroff, Liz Brown, Tim Watkin, Jo Cribb, Katrina Bennett, Mary Major (executive director), Tiumalu Peter Fa’afiu, Sir John Hansen (former chair) Craig Cooper, Hon Raynor Asher (Chair), Christina Tay, Hank Schouten, Ben France-Hudson and Tracy Watkins.

Ben France-Hudson

Senior Lecturer in property law, University of Otago, Dunedin.

Katrina Bennett

Chief Reporter, NZME Wellington Bureau (Alternate industry member)

Raynor Asher

Independent Chair, QC, Retired Judge of the Court of Appeal, Auckland

Rosemary Barraclough

Journalist, Auckland. Nominee of the Magazine Publishers' Association

Craig Cooper

Editor, Hawke's Bay Today, Hawke's Bay

Hank Schouten

Journalist Representative.

Tracy Watkins

Political Editor Stuff, Press Gallery, Wellington

Christina Tay

Restorative Justice Facilitator, Wellington

Jo Cribb

Independent Consultant, Wellington

Liz Brown

Independent Consultant, Horowhenua


Marie Shroff

Independent Consultant, Wellington (Alternate Public Member)


Mary Major

Executive Director, Wellington


Tim Watkin

Journalist, Auckland

Tiumalu Peter Fa'afiu

Business Consultant, Auckland