Our People

NZIS Council

Elected by members, the Council provides governance for NZIS.


Rebecca Strang


Guy Panckhurst


  • Kathryn Salm – Spatial Professional Stream
  • Julia Glass – Land Development and Urban Design Professional Stream
  • Michael Cutfield – Engineering Professional Stream
  • Christina Hulbe – Tertiary
  • Robert Mears – Young Professionals
  • Paul Newton – Consulting Surveyors of New Zealand
  • Matt Ryder – Cadastral Professional Stream
  • Emily Tidey – Hydrography Professional Stream
  • Rachelle Winefield – Positioning and Measurement Professional Stream
  • Elaine McAlister – Women in Surveying/Spatial
  • Daniel Williams – General Councillor

NZIS Board

The Board is responsible to the Council and members for organisational health and prosperity.

  • Andrew Stirling (Chair)
  • Michelle Bain
  • Jordan Alexander (Independent)
  • Simon Jellie
  • Rebecca Strang (As President)
  • Daniel Williams
  • Thomas Gibbons (Independent)

Audit & Risk Committee

  • Andrew Stirling
  • Syd Beguely (Independent)
  • Mark Goodin
  • Bruce Kiddle

National Office Staff

  • Hadyn Smith, CEO
  • Jan Lawrence, Communications Manager
  • Karin Knedler, Advocacy and Policy Coordinator
  • Max Will, Event and Marketing Coordinator
  • Tara Ranchhod, Event and Office Administrator
  • Linda Turnbull, Membership Coordinator
  • Nick Stillwell, ASaTS Lead Consulting Surveyor
  • Carlos Castro, Accounts
  • Alison Murray, Secretarial Support.


NZIS has 16 regional branches and one in Hong Kong.