National Executive Team 2017-2018

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.

Our Executive is elected each year at the AGM – the President  for a two-year term and other members annually (plus the Immediate Past President is appointed from the elected members for one year following changeover). We aim for balanced succession with a mix of experienced and new members. The Executive is supported by three part time paid contractor positions outlined below.  Executive team members are volunteers.

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:

Enriching Celebrants – Enriching New Zealand

To contact any of the team members below please click on their photo below.

President:  Dianne Troup

  • External Engagement – BDM & FDANZ
  • Executive Meeting Chair
  • Annual Report and AGM
  • Receives concerns and complaints from public and members
  • Convenes Disciplinary Committee
  • Staff Management – Contractor – Management Support Role
  • Branch Liaison:  Auckland

Immediate Past President:
Carol Gunn

  • Offers support to the new President and Executive for one year
  • Website Updates
  • Branch Liaison:  Christchurch
  • Financial Management
  • Membership
  • Staff Management – Contractor CANZ Virtual Assistant
  • National Education and other Events
  • Branch Development Framework and Strategies
  • Branch Liaison: Top of the South

Paula McGill

  • Professional Pathways
  • Branch Liaison: Southern

Pat Cosford

  • Communication and Marketing Framework and Strategies
  • Staff Management – Contractor Pānui Editor
  • Branch Liaison:  Waikato

Tau Huirama

  • Organisational Operation Management
  • Strategic Development
  • Audit and Compliance
  • Coordination of Executive Management Areas
  • Branch Development Framework and Strategies
  • Maori Awareness
  • Branch Liaison: Wellington and Taranaki

Supporting the National Executive:
CANZ Virtual Assistant: Finance and Admin support
Sharron Harris:  Management Support
Karin de la Rey: Panui Newsletter Editor