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Branch Presidents

NorthlandKatie Hirst


Kate Rengey
Auckland – SouthChris Scott (Christine) & Ester Nicolay

Bay of PlentyRachael Trimble

TaranakiClaire Arneson

Hawke's BayKerry Tattersall

ManawatuRobyn Young

WellingtonHayley Hachey


Hōani Takao


Karen Connor


Laura Warren

QueenstownNick Fifield


Tarl Barnes


Interested in joining a Branch Committee?

Branches are an important and integral part of the HRNZ Community. It is acknowledged that Branch Presidents and Committee Members are a group of dedicated volunteers who are passionate about elevating the capability and reputation of the HR profession.  They support their members by regularly organising events and introducing guest speakers along including Special Interest Groups (SIGS), Networking, and Café Connects events.

Their aim is to educate, inform, equip and inspire our members to conduct their roles competently, and with confidence. Being a part of a HRNZ Branch Committee is a great way to broaden your network, pick up additional skills or strengthen existing ones, and influence the profession. Serving on a Branch Committee will boost your profile both locally and nationally. Furthermore you will build a valuable support network of leading industry professionals.

Please feel free to make contact directly with your local Branch President or you can apply by completing the online application form.  

Applications close 31 January 2021.

If you have any queries, then please feel free to contact Steve Mooney, HRNZ Membership Manager on 04 802 3954 or