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The Council is governed by a group of volunteer Councillors elected by the membership. The official tenure for the President and Vice President is two years, although the President can do additional year, but no more than three.  The Immediate Past President has a tenure of one year. All Councillors can stand for re-election each year. The President and Vice President allocate portfolios of responsibility for each Councillor which is based on the Councillors having a particular skill set or expertise to enable the smooth running of the organisation.

Council appoints the positions of Treasurer and Secretary.

The current PSNZ Council members are:

President
Moira Blincoe LPSNZ
Auckland
e: president@photography.org.nz

As President, Moira has overall responsibility of guiding the Councillors through the myriad of tasks to ensure the Society delivers the services and benefits to members in each calendar year.  Moira, in conjunction with the Executive Officers developed the five year Strategic Plan and will monitor the tactical outcomes to ensure the Society achieves the identified goals. She is also responsible for the Governance of the Society and Chairs the committee for the Constitution.

Vice President
Karen Lawton
Auckland

e: vicepresident@photography.org.nz

As Vice President Karen fulfills a number of roles, including Vice-Chair of the Finance and Audit committee, Vice Chair of the Constitution committee and Chair of the Bylaws committee.  Based in Auckland Karen is also the Councillor for Partnerships and Sponsors which involves developing and managing the relationships and agreements with the Society’s valued trade partners, as well as developing opportunities for new sponsorships.

Treasurer
David Knightley
Auckland
e: treasurer@photography.org.nz
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 the same.  He liaises with the appointed Auditing company and ensures all required financial reporting related to Charitable Organisations is current and complete.

Secretary
Patrice Nilsen
Wellington
e: secretary@photography.org.nz
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.

Ann Bastion FPSNZ EFIAP
Christchurch
e: ajbastion@gmail.com
Ann is the Councillor for the New Zealand International Salon and the FIAP Liaison Officer.  Ann has successfully managed the  PSNZ International Salons in 2017 and 2018.  As the FIAP Liaison Officer Ann represents New Zealand at the various FIAP Congress meetings and the FIAP Photo meetings.  She also liaises with all PSNZ memebrs to ensure their application for FIAP distinctions is completed smoothly and successfully.  Ann oversees the management of New  Zealand’s participation in the Four Nations competition.

Paul Whitham LPSNZ
Upper Hutt
e: paul@pwfotos.com
Paul Whitham is the Editor and designer of the PSNZ by-monthly digital magazine, CameraTalk. This includes liaison with all members, Council, Clubs and the sub-editor. He is also the liaison Councillor for the NZ Camera editorial team. He most recently  Chaired the Convention Organising Committee for Hutt2019, the 67th PSNZ National Convention.

Vivianne Baldwin APSNZ
Tauranga
e: vjbpsnz@gmail.com
Vivianne  is the Councillor for Events which includes the regional and national conventions and any other ‘ad-hoc’ event developed by PSNZ.

James Gibson APSNZ
Christchurch
e: gibsondesignnz@gmail.com

James is the Councillor for Membership.  In this capacity James looks after all facets of membership retention as well as developing initiatives for new members.  In 2019 James recently developed and launched the new PSNZ Workshop Series consisting of a series of six one-off ‘master classes, exclusively for PSNZ members. He also looks after the PSNZ Help Sheets and Print Circles.  James is the Coordinator for the PSNZ Canon Online competition.

Craig McKenzie
Dunedin
e: craig.mckenzie@xtra.co.nz

Craig is the Councillor for National Competitions.  With a wealth of experience in photographic competitions, Craig provides guidance and assistance to the clubs hosting the Society’s national competitions.  These include the PSNZ Canon National Exhibition, the regional salons, Inter-club competitions, Canon Online and the Jack Sprosen Memorial Trophy.

He is also the liaison councillor for non-PSNZ salons such as North Shore Salon, Trenna Packer, Nelson Triptych, Laurie Thomas, Creative Focus, New Brighton Photojournalism and the Tauranga AV.

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