Geoff Summers

Council Member (Co-opted)

Geoff Summers 
Council member (Co-opted)

I have a Master of Business Administration (with Distinction) and a Master of Business Studies in Human Resource Management (with Distinction) both from Massey University. 

I am a Distinguished Fellow of the Human Resources Institute of New Zealand and a Fellow of the Institute of Management New Zealand. 

I was a Director in Strategic Pay Limited for ten years until my appointment as a Member of the Remuneration Authority.  I have served as a Member of the Governing Council of Te Wananga o Raukawa and on many not-for-profit boards, including The Samaritans Hutt Valley, Samaritans New Zealand and the Human Resources Institute of New Zealand.  I am currently a Trustee on the Wellbeing Wellington Trust and the Chairman of the Advisory Board of Victoria University’s Centre for Labour, Employment and Work. 

My employment experience has seen me involved in union roles (culminating as the first National Secretary of the New Zealand Professional Firefighters’ Union), health and safety (I was the first National Safety and Health Manager for the New Zealand Fire Service) and generalist human resource management through executive level human resources director roles in the Fire Service and at Victoria University of Wellington.