September 2017 e-Report

  • President's Pen
  • Chief Executive's Report
  • PRINZ News
  • Industry News
  • Partner News
  • New Members

President's Pen

Election - Special General Meeting

PRINZ will be holding another election for President Elect in early November. This position has become vacant due to the resignation of the current President Elect, Sharon Buckland. We will be calling for nominations, so if you have been thinking of stepping up, or know somebody who would, now’s the time.

The President Elect will sit on the PRINZ Council until the next AGM in May, when either they, or another nominee, is elected President, normally for a two-year term. The Immediate Past President then stays on the Council for one year until the next President Elect is appointed. This system provides collegial governance support and continuity across successive Presidents so that the sitting President always has a past or a potentially future President on the Council with them. I have certainly found it of enormous value to know that past President Bruce Fraser – and Pauline Rose before him – are there to provide measured advice and guidance, and I look forward to being able to support my successor in the same way.

In this case, we will call a Special General Meeting to be held on 6 November during the Senior Practitioners’ conference in Auckland, so that a new President Elect can be appointed. We have other business to consider at that Special General Meeting too, with proposals to update the Constitution, including to enable PRINZ to hold electronic voting in future.

I do hope that you will engage in this decision about the future of PRINZ, either by voting in person, or by proxy, or by persuading yourself, or someone else, to stand as President Elect.


Katie Mathison, FPRINZ
Twitter:@Katiemmmathison #PRINZPresident


Chief Executive's Report

Senior Professionals Event

We are excited to finally announce that our annual Senior Professionals Event will be held on Monday 6 November at the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron in Auckland. This year’s theme is ‘Doing Well and Doing Good’ and will explore how we as professionals can improve our current practice and redirect our career skills to do good for the causes we feel passionate about.

We are delighted that Tracey Bridges, FPRINZ has agreed to facilitate the day and speak about how we can bring our best game to our social programmes. We have also secured local experts Kirsten Patterson, Chief Executive, Institute of Directors and Sue McCabe, Chief Executive of the Who Did You Help Today Trust and Co-founder and co-manager of the Community Comms Collective as well as two speakers from the United States; Savannah Peterson, Founder and Chief Unicorn (yes, that’s her real job title) of Savvy Millennial on how millennials are changing the world, and David Raper, IBM’s Lead - Corporate Citizenship for Asia Pacific and Greater China Group, who will bring a Fortune 500 perspective to the CSR conversation.

Join us for thought provoking discussion, stimulating conversation and networking. Full details of the programme are available here.

Book today to secure the special earlybird rate.

Elaine Koller
Twitter: @PRINZ_Events


PRINZ News

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  • Senior Professionals Event - Programme and tickets available now!
  • List your service on the Consultancy Guide

Industry News

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  • Inaugural ASEAN PR Conference 20 - 23 September, Bali

Partner News

PRINZ warmly thanks its valued partners, click here to read more

  • Isentia: Is content marketing an art or a science?
  • Research First: Should you be working less?
  • AON: Professional indemnity insurance and cyber security
  • Getty Images VR: What do you see? Ideas in motion by Getty Images

New Members

Akula Sharma, Unitec Institute of Technology - Student group; Amy Jones, Financial Markets Authority; Amy Milne, Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (DPMC); Andrea Leersnyder, Ronald McDonald House Charities New Zealand; Angela Waller, Canterbury District Health Board; Bogdan Vovchenko, Unitec Institute of Technology - Student group; Chris Jenkinson, Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners (RNZCGP); Claire De Guzman, Ronald McDonald House Charities New Zealand; Cliff Joiner, Bank of New Zealand (BNZ); Craig Major, AUT – Corporate; Deborah Hill, Acciona Infrastructure NZ; Drew Broadley, Hawke's Bay Regional Council; Elena Dibrova, Unitec Institute of Technology - Student group; Guanghui Duan, Unitec Institute of Technology - Student group; Hannah McHugh, Ronald McDonald House Charities New Zealand; Helen Shea, Hawke's Bay Regional Council; Jan Coutto, Unitec Institute of Technology - Student group; Jessica Ward, Bank of New Zealand (BNZ); Juhaina Aziz, Unitec Institute of Technology - Student group; Kim Chambers, Department of Internal Affairs; Laura Brookes, Tearfund; Lisa Bishop, Sport Waikato; Lucy McPherson, Foundation for Arable Research (FAR); Lynne Hind, Bay of Plenty Regional Council; Megan King, Canterbury District Health Board; Megan-Anne Lombard, Unitec Institute of Technology - Student group; Michael Bain, AUT University - student group; Michael O'Donnell, Canterbury District Health Board; Nicole Steven, Botica Butler Raudon; Priyanka Datta, Manukau Institute of Technology - Student group; Rajani Ponnuchetty, Ministry of Education; Ruth Avery, Callaghan Innovation; Sahra Grinham, rhubarbPR; Sarah McDonald, Otago University Students' Association; Sophia Tallent, Unitec Institute of Technology - Student group; Susan Wylie, Hawke's Bay Regional Council; Talia Tuliau, Massey University Auckland - Student group; Xiaolong Pan, Unitec Institute of Technology - Student group