Education Payroll Limited is led by a Chief Executive and management team and run by a Board of directors. The management team has been selected for their experience and expertise in relevant management positions. The board reports to two share-holding Ministers: the Minister of Finance and the Minister of Education.

Arlene White

Chief Executive

Arlene assumed the role of Chief Executive at Education Payroll Limited on 7 February 2018. Prior to that she was the Deputy Commissioner, Service Delivery at Inland Revenue. A lifelong public servant, Arlene began her career at the Canada Revenue Agency and worked in progressively more responsible roles there, prior to immigrating to New Zealand in March 2012 to take up the role with Inland Revenue.

Arlene spent the majority of her career in regional operations before moving to CRA Headquarters as the Assistant Commissioner, Assessment and Benefit Services Branch. In this role she was responsible for a large service delivery operation as well as leading several key business transformation initiatives including the development and promotion of electronic services.

Arlene holds a Bachelor of Science degree, majoring in mathematics, from the University of Manitoba (Canada). She also has a two year accounting certificate and a second language proficiency (French).


Tamsin Evans

General Manager Organisational Performance

Tamsin Evans 2

Tamsin is a skilled senior executive and leader with extensive public sector experience, primarily in local government and more recently in central government.

She moved from local government to work as Deputy Chief Executive Delivery at Manatū Taonga Ministry for Culture and Heritage in June 2018 before joining Education Payroll in November 2021.

Tamsin’s local government experience includes working at Kāpiti Coast District Council (KCDC) for 10 years as Group Manager Community Services and Deputy Chief Executive, and then as Chief Operating Officer for two years at Porirua City Council. Prior to working at KCDC, Tamsin worked for Capacity (now known as Wellington Water) and for Wellington City Council in various infrastructure and customer service roles.

She has led the delivery of major infrastructure projects, construction projects and developments, along with organisational change projects, and response and remediation projects.

Tamsin emigrated to New Zealand from the UK in 1996, where she obtained an MSc and BA Hons.

Sandi Beatie QSO


Sandi chairs the board, and holds several other governance roles, including membership of the risk and assurance governance committees of the Inland Revenue, NZ Police and Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet. She is also an independent member of the Te Ara Manaaki programme board for the Department of Internal Affairs.

Sandi has previously chaired the Archives Council, has held membership of a Ministerial Advisory Committee on Public Broadcasting, and has been a Director of the Independent Quality Assurance New Zealand Ltd board.

Sandi is a former Deputy State Services Commissioner and has also previously held a range of senior roles in the public and private sectors.

Colin MacDonald QSO

Colin has more than 35 years’ experience in both the private and public sectors. He has held executive roles in ANZ Banking Group and Inland Revenue, and has been the Chief Executive of two government departments.

With a professional background in Information Technology, Colin has a deep understanding of the context of major technology initiatives in the state sector, and the ways in which governance can maximise success.

Colin has a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from Glasgow University and is a Chartered Engineer. He is also a member of the Institute of Directors. In the 2019 New Year Honours list, he was appointed as a Companion of the Queen’s Service Order for services to the state.

Liz Maguire

Liz Maguire

Liz has 30 years’ experience in banking, payments and digital technology. She is the former Head of Digital and Transformation at ANZ Bank in New Zealand and was a member of ANZ New Zealand’s executive leadership team for four years.

She is widely recognised as a thought leader in digital transformation in New Zealand. Liz is the founder and CEO of Five Points Digital Limited, a specialist digital consultancy that helps corporates with digital transformation.

She is also an independent director for Implemented Investment Solutions Ltd and InvestNow Savings & Investment Ltd, specialist investment management companies.

Liz has a BCom in Management Studies & Labour Relations from the University of Auckland and is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

David Skinner

David Skinner

David is an executive director of Gravelroad Consulting specialising in infrastructure and public policy risk economics. He has had a management career in telecommunications, electronic banking, and defence. He is a Board member of REANNZ, New Zealand’s advanced science research network.

Previous positions include Managing Director of Netway, Hypercom, and COO positions in Clear Communications. He has lived and worked previously in the UK, Europe, and Australia.

He holds a BE from Canterbury University and an MBA from Auckland University and is an associate fellow of the NZIM.

Mads Moller

Mads has 30 years of experience as a technology entrepreneur in senior leadership roles in blue-chip companies like IBM, Broadcom, Vodafone, and Google, and has been working in governance roles for nearly 30 years. At Google, he was the European leader of the technology sector and grew the commercial team to over 1,000 direct selling staff.

He has a broad international business background and has worked in the tech industry for his whole career. He has an in-depth understanding and experience in how companies get the most benefit from using technology, including AI, Blockchain, IOT, and other new emerging disruptive technologies. He has started over 60 tech companies and has traded 15 of these companies.

He is also an independent director for Quotable Value Ltd, OrbViz Ltd, Virtual Medical Coaching Ltd, Webtools Ltd, Protocol Policy Systems Ltd, and is the Chair of his own companies based in the USA, UK, and Denmark.

Mads has an MBA from Copenhagen Business School (International Marketing) and from London Business School (International Strategy and Corporate Finance).