Meet the HRNZ National Office Team
Nick has been the Chief Executive of HRNZ since July 2018. He’s been leading the organisation through a period of change and modernisation since his appointment. Nick started his career in human resources roles at New Zealand Post before moving into general management roles with QV and Te Tumu Paeroa. His interests lie in the development and implementation of strategic change.
Kathryn is responsible for the overall operations of the HRNZ office by ensuring systems and processes are in place for its efficient functioning. Kathryn is also responsible for the provision of efficient and effective administration support services to the CE, and Governance support to the HRNZ Board. Kathryn has been with HRNZ since 2017.
Steve joined HRNZ in late 2017 to create and deliver a national and branch based membership growth and retention strategy, including research, development and trialling of new and innovative ways to engage with HRNZ Members.
With a strong sales and relationship management background and having managed Telecom’s Association Channel for over 10 years, Steve understands the challenges faced by Membership Organisations and the need to better engage with members.
Communications & Sponsorship Manager
Steve joined HRNZ in May 2018 to modernise communications, drive member and industry engagement and develop an integrated sponsorship partnership programme. Steve has over ten years experience in similar roles with membership organisations in New Zealand and the UK. Steve is a keen LEGO collector and foodie.
Regional Events Manager
Tina joined HRNZ in late 2017 to assist all HRNZ Regional Branches with the event marketing and management of Branch events and activities, and the event management of the HRNZ Awards Ceremony and HR Summits.
Tina is an energetic and determined event manager with a strong background in event creativity, strategic planning and relationship building. Tina started her career in Financial Services at Air New Zealand, and after completing her Bachelor of Commerce, started at the Auckland Chamber of Commerce, the last few years as the Event Manager. Prior to HRNZ, Tina was the Marketing Director for Property Council NZ managing all marketing, communications, events and corporate sponsorship.
Tina is based in Auckland.
Natalie started with HRNZ in June 2018 as the Events Coordinator, focusing on the PD (professional development) programme. She coordinates the short courses and webinars as well as assisting on the national events. Originally from the United States, she has lived in Wellington for the past five years and is passionate about delivering the best PD experience possible for our members and all HR professionals seeking career development. Natalie also enjoys baking and the occasional burger.
Saoirse joined HRNZ in May 2019 as a Project and Events Coordinator. Her passion for building relationships and engaging with members paved a new role for her as Membership Administrator for HRNZ.
Saoirse affiliates to Te Āti Awa, Ngāti Raukawa ki te Tonga and Taranaki Whānui ki Te Upoko o Te Ika. In her spare time, she enjoys playing the violin and developing her fluency in Te Reo Māori.
E-Learning Business Analyst
Originally from Germany, Sarah joined HRNZ in March 2019 to establish a new Learning Management System and integrate digitally based learning within HRNZ’ professional development program.
Sarah is a certified SAP HCM Consultant and holds a Master of Science in Management of Learning from Maastricht University. She is experienced in HR and project management.
In her spare time, she enjoys doing Krav Maga and is passionate about veganism and animal rights.
HRNZ National Office key contacts
Please direct your email enquires as follows;
- Membership to: email@example.com
- Accounts to: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Conference, PD and Webinar enquiries to: email@example.com
- Branch Event enquiries to: firstname.lastname@example.org
- NZ Summits and HR Awards enquiries to: email@example.com
- For advertising enquiries to: firstname.lastname@example.org
- For all other general enquiries please contact: email@example.com