The Council is governed by a group of volunteer Councillors elected by the membership. The official tenure for President, Vice President and Immediate Past President is a maximum of two years, however all Councillors are up for re-election each year. The President and Vice President allocate portfolios of responsibility for each Councillor which is based on Councillors having a particular skill set or expertise to enable the smooth running of the organisation.
Council appointed positions are Treasurer and Secretary with the latter being a non-voting position.
The current PSNZ Council members are:
Peter Robertson LPSNZ
As President, Peter is Chair of Council and the Finance and Governance Committee. The President also holds overall responsibility for the Honours Board; the Bowron Foundation; the PSNZ Strategic Plan, the Judge Accreditation Panel and the PSNZ International Salon. He liaises with all Councillors and their areas of responsibility.
Moira Blincoe LPSNZ
The Vice President is Vice Chair of the Finance & Governance Committee and Chair of the Rules & Bylaws Committee. She is also responsible for Partnerships.
Immediate Past President
Murry Cave FPSNZ FNPSNZ
David is responsible for all number related activities for every aspect of the Society. He liaises with all Clubs hosting any PSNZ event in establishing budgets and approving same. He liaises with the appointed Auditing company and ensures all required financial reporting related to Charitable Organisations is current and complete. He will also contribute to the Strategic Planning.
Patrice is the ‘right hand’ woman of the Council. She ably assists the President, Vice President and all members of Council with all administrative and reporting activities. She is often the eyes and ears for Society activities and ensures nothing falls through the cracks when Council activities are running hot.
Rodney is responsible for Membership including new members and the Membership Directory along with Vivianne Baldwin. He also looks after the PSNZ Help Sheets and Print Circles.
Ann Bastion FPSNZ EFIAP
Ann looks after the FIAP and PSA international salons. She is responsible for developing the new New Zealand International Salon (NZIS) for PSNZ which will be held in conjunction with the 2017 PSNZ National Convention.
Toya Heatley LPSNZ ANPSNZ
Toya is the Councillor for National and Regional Conventions.
Shona Kebble APSNZ
Shona is responsible for the PSNZ Canon National Exhibition (Natex) providing guidance and assistance to the host organising camera club. She also looks after a number of other salons and competitions, including: the Regional Convention Salons; 4 Nations; Jack Sprosen; Inter clubs and Canon online. Shona is also the liaison councillor for non-PSNZ salons such as North Shore Salon, Trenna Packer and New Brighton Photojournalism.
Paul Whitham LPSNZ
Paul Whitham is responsible for the publications including the PSNZ newsletter, NZ CameraTalk. This includes liaison with the editor and sub-editors and the distribution co-ordinator, as well as managing advertising and inserts. He also manages the advertising for NZ Camera publication, and liaises with the editorial team.
Vivianne Baldwin APSNZ
Vivianne is responsible for Membership including new members and the Membership Directory along with Rodney Adamson. She also looks after the PSNZ Help Sheets and Print Circles.
Karen is responsible for Marketing and Communications, including brand management, social media, blogs etc.