Institute of Certified NZ Bookkeepers


On Friday, 1 July 2022, the New Zealand Bookkeepers Association Incorporated (trading as the Institute of Certified NZ Bookkeepers (“ICNZB”)) held their Annual General Meeting.

Our Annual General Meetings are the forum for the election of the Executive Committee for the organisation and to pass the financial report for the operating year, and as a member led organisation, we strongly encourage our members to be involved in this meeting. 

Changes in 2022

In February this year, our President, Rosey Tecklenburg stood down from her role.  Our Treasurer, Leeyan Stephens stepped up into the acting role of President until the Annual General Meeting where a new President could be elected.  We would like to thank Rosey for her service to the Association over the 2 years she was on the Committee, and thank Leeyan for backfilling the role. 

On 31 July 2022, Bronwyn Gregory (3 years), Donna King (3 years) and Lily Sha (2 years) will step down from the Executive Committee.   

All 3 of these members have contributed vastly to helping the Association grow and develop during their time and have worked hard to deliver strategies and processes for future Executive Committee members.  On behalf of our membership, we also thank them for their dedicated service during their tenure.

The newly appointed Executive Committee

We received nominations from a number of committed ICNZB members who were prepared to take on the challenge of steering ICNZB forward into its next phase.  We thank all of those members willing to put themselves out there for consideration. 

The membership voted for and elected the following members to represent the Executive Committee for 2022/23.  These individuals took up their new roles on 1 August 2022:

Irene BennettsSam BrownJude StirlingLaura MasonChris MercerDonna CarswellHaylee BrightLeeyan StephensNadine Rathjens

The newly appointed Executive Committee will have their first meeting on 12 August 2022, which provides them opportunity to get to know each other, go through the induction process and be assigned to sub-committees.   

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.

  • 1 August 2022