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Chris Flatt

Chris Flatt has been the National Secretary of the NZ Dairy Workers Union – Te Runanga Wai U since 2012 and is the current Chair and Managing Director of Waikato Trade Union Centre Limited. He is also a director or trustee of a number of organisations including UniMed Ltd, Trust Waikato Inc, and the Workers Education Trust Inc.

Chris has a long involvement with vocational education, including being a member of the interim Establishment Board for the Primary Industries WDC, the deputy chair of Primary ITO and a director of the NZ Industry Training Organisation.

Chris is currently a Member of the Institute of Directors in NZ as well as an Associate Member of Governance NZ (formerly NZ Chartered Company Secretaries). He has also worked as a private practice employment lawyer in law firms in both Auckland and Sydney and holds a Bachelor of Social Sciences (Hons) and Bachelor of Laws (Hons) from the University of Waikato.