Our staff

National Office 


Connal Townsend - Chief Executive
Rona Miller - PA to the Chief Executive
Sara-Jane Evans - Director of Operations and Membership
Simon Thorne - Director of Finance and Research
Alex Voutratzis - Director of Policy and Advocacy
Matt Paterson - Government Relations Director
Vicky Williamson - Director of Marketing
Lauren Hunter - National Events Manager 
Anna Muller - Auckland Events Manager
Rachel Stiff - Research and Information Analyst
Willow Lovell - Senior Communications Advisor
Jelena Kemsley - Graphic Design and Marketing Coordinator
Tyrone Urquhart - Graphic Design and Production Coordinator
Naomi Read - Office Administrator

Wellington Office

Matt Paterson - Government Relations Director
Carol Harley - Wellington Branch Manager

Branch Managers

Rachel Stiff - Auckland
Sarah Rundstrom - Waikato
Vicky Williamson - Bay of Plenty 
Carol Harley - Wellington
Kelly Taylor - South Island
Kaaren Dooher - Otago