Our People

The three key roles of the board will advance and rotate every two years to ensure continuity.  Other board members remain in an advisory capacity and are not obliged to commit or advance beyond this role. Only when this period arises is a new member elected and nominated to the board to fill the role of Vice President in waiting.

All members of the board are obliged to attend all monthly meetings, attend and participate in the annual conference and awards evening in an official capacity.

The current board comprises of:

Shae Goom
Vice President:
Logan Sutton
Immediate Past President:
Andy Lowe
Advisory Members:
Leanne Freeman

Advisory Members:
Scott Walklin

Advisory Members:
Clinton Potter

The NZSDA has a dedicated team that provides various aspects to the Association that will mostly benefit our members which include technology, communications, legal, events, education and training, finance and product management.

Melissa Coutts  | Administration, Events, & Projects | Secretary
Mikayla Hopkins | Lead Projects, Communications and Events Specialist

Our Honorary Members

Nick Baty (elected 2021)
Noel Morrison (elected 2018)
Ross Probert, (elected 2016)
Chris Field (elected 2015)
Jo Hulsdouw (elected 2014)
Max Kearney (elected 2005)
Ian Smyth (elected 2000)
Robin Mansfield (elected 1995)
Tony Peek (elected 1998)


Colin Blomfield (elected 1994)
Val Blomfield (elected 1983)
Jack Nicholls (elected 1983)
Keith Langstone (elected 1986)
Maurice Wootton (elected 1987)
Bill Wellington (elected 1988)
Les Berridge (elected 1994)

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