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 the Communciations Strategy and the PSNZ Brand Management.
Immediate Past President
Murry Cave FPSNZ FNPSNZ
The Immediate Past President has responsibility for the content and currentness of the PSNZ Manuals. He is also responsible for maintaining the Rules and Bylaws.
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. He also looks after the PSNZ Help Sheets and Print Circles.
Norma Bartrum LPSNZ
Norma oversees all PSNZ conventions which includes three regionals – Northern, Central and Southern, as well as the annual National Convention. She also liaises with Councillors for the National Exhibition; Salons, Partnerships and Member Partnerships committee.
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.
Robyn Carter LPSNZ
Robyn is responsible for compiling and distributing the PSNZ blog posts and bulk emails. She also co-administers the PSNZ (Closed) Facebook Group. She liaises with the Councillors for Communication, Information Technology and the Database Administrators.
Toya Heatley LPSNZ ANPSNZ
Toya is the Councillor for Information Technology and provides valuable IT advice on all PSNZ related activities. She oversees the PSNZ Database and liaises with the Administrators; the Dropbox Librarian. Toya is the Webmaster and also a Co-Administrator of the PSNZ (Closed) Facebook group.
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 is responsible for the publications including the PSNZ newsletter, NZ Camera Talk. 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.