Institute of Certified NZ Bookkeepers

The primary purpose of the Executive Committee roles is to advance and protect the long-term interests of the Association throughout New Zealand.

The Associations key role is to support and advocate for our members. The interests of the membership are at the centre of everything our Executive Committee do. They want our members’ experiences of ICNZB to be positive, meaningful and relevant.

Our aim is to bring bookkeeping to life, and to support our bookkeepers for better recognition within New Zealanders small to medium business sector. We do this by:

  • Building greater credibility so New Zealanders have confidence and trust in the work that our members perform;
  • Growing stronger influence with government and industry so we can shape and form the agenda on key issues; and
  • Generating greater public recognition for the fundamental contribution bookkeepers make to business.

Members of our Executive Committee are elected annually at the Association’s Annual General Meeting.  The membership vote to elect members to the roles of President, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary and Ordinary Members (x5).

Our Executive Committee are bound by the Constitution; Code of Ethical Conduct; Executive Committee Code of Conduct and Terms of References to ensure their duties are clear and concise, responsibilities are known.  These foundation documents also serve as a sound and corporate governance practice that aligns back to our strategic goals. 

A successful Executive Committee requires a mix of strengths and skills, with each member contributing something unique and valuable to the culture and vision of the team. Having a diverse Executive Committee means the team can capture a range of viewpoints and make better decisions.

Executive Committee

At our Annual General Meeting on Friday, 1 July 2022 held online, the membership elected the following members to represent the Executive Committee in 2022/23.  These individuals will take up their roles on 1 August 2022.

These members bring a range of skills and experience, as well as a passion for the profession of bookkeeping and a desire to actively contribute to the organisation and industry.  We look forward to having them on board and working with them in their respective roles.

Irene BennettsSam BrownJude StirlingLaura MasonDonna CarswellHaylee BrightLeeyan Stephens

The team

The Executive Committee are supported by a small team employed to manage the day-to-day operations of the Association. 

The team assists in all manner of administrative duties including, but not limited to:

  • delivering the strategic goals of the Association
  • building key customer relationships
  • identifying business opportunities
  • managing all membership applications, renewals and queries
  • providing key information to members on important changes, new incentives and industry news


Sandi Gray

Sandi Gray
Communications & Relationships Manager, Auckland

Sandi is responsible for coordinating all marketing and external relationship activities for ICNZB. This includes ensuring our marketing plan and campaigns are delivered and delivery of events - the most significant of which being our annual conference.  She also works hard to build external relationships to the value of our membership and the profession as a whole. 

Sandi works part-time and her normal hours of work are 10am-3pm on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. She can be contacted on 09 869 6939 or by email at


Acknowleding past committee members

Our association exists because of the dedication and drive of our founding Executive Committee. Their determination has been carried through the years by a number of passionate individuals who have presided on our Board.

Without the contribution of all those listed below, we would not exist as we do today. This is our way of thanking and acknowledging all of our Executive Committee members throughout the years.