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The National Executive has a governance and management role to ensure our legal obligations are met and our member celebrants are supported. Strategies are put in place to achieve our objectives in the key areas of standards, education, networking and profile-raising.

We aim for balanced succession with a mix of experienced and new members. The Executive is supported by YourVA - a virtual administration organisation. Executive team members volunteer their time and expertise.

The Executive members play a direct role, sometimes in collaboration with appointed specialists, in providing services for members, including our publication Panui, our website, member liaison, professional development, national education events and marketing.  Each National Executive member has a management area to coordinate, and responsibility for liaison with one or more Branches.  The flow of information, ideas and inspiration within our organisation is key to its vitality and to achieve our aim of promoting celebrancy and CANZ celebrants in Aotearoa.

The five executive team members listed for Regions below were co-opted to the National Executive until the 2021 AGM.


Lianne Fraser

027 452 5456

07 377 0783
Rachel Clarke

027 276 1431

027 276 1431

Vice President
Kesh Gilmour

021 022 44763

021 022 44763
Joanne (Jo) Smith

021 796 675

Shayne Elliott

021 049 6666

021 049 6666

Carol Pilcher

021 166 2490

04 298 5644

Kapiti Coast
Mary-Anne McAllum

027 620 6200

027 620 6200

Jim Goddin