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Branch Presidents


Auckland – SouthMichelle Maidens

Bay of PlentyRachael Trimble

TaranakiCatherine Lo-Giacco

Hawke's BayKerry Tattersall

ManawatuColin Morris

Hutt ValleyKimberly

Maeve Neilson


Karli Te Aotonga


Vivienne Patterson


Elena Calvert

QueenstownAnya Henarath


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. HRNZ will also email for Expressions of Interest in November each year.