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 MasonChris MercerDonna CarswellHaylee BrightLeeyan StephensNadine Rathjens

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

 

Greg Steed

Greg Steed
Executive Officer, Auckland

As our Executive Officer, Greg provides a range of high level executive, secretariat, and project support services to the Executive Committee including providing strategic advice, managing communications and implementing strategies to support the achievement of the organisation's strategic and operational objectives.

Wtih a wide ranging background in business, including Chairman/Non Executive Director roles, Audit and Risk Committee Chair, Chartered Accountant and Group Manager in the energy, supply chain, sport and finance sectors, Greg is an invaluable asset to the Executive Committee team, and achieving the goals of the Association.

To contact Greg, please email greg.steed@icnzb.org.nz, or phone 027 432 3761

 


 

Janine Gunnell

Janine Gunnell
Member Support Coordinator, Auckland

If you have called the Association with a question, chances are that you have already spoken to our membership administrator Janine. She is our first point of contact for all things membership related and can assist you with queries on becoming a member, renewing your membership, website access, webinar links, updating member details and more.

Janine's is also the coordinator for the Regional Director team and works with the team to plan their monthly meetings across the country.

Janine's normal hours of work are between 10am-3pm from Monday to Friday.  She can be contacted on info@icnzb.org.nz, or by phone on 09 869 6938.

 


 

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 sandi@icnzb.org.nz.

 

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.

2010/2011
2011/2012
2012/2013
2013/2014
2014/2015
2015/2016
2016/2017
2017/2018
2018/2019
2019/2020
2020/2021
2021/2022
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