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The Human Resources Institute of New Zealand

Human Resources Institute of New Zealand (HRINZ) is the professional body for those involved in Human Resource Management and the development of people.

HRINZ represents the interests of 3,000+ individual members who make up around 45% of the known New Zealand HR market. Read More

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HRINZ is governed by a Board of up to eight elected Directors. These Directors serve for an initial three year term and shall be eligible for re-election no more than twice (to a maximum of nine years of elected Board tenure).

Board Directors

Julia Stones CFHRINZ
National President

Current Role
Director of Julia Stones & Associates

Auckland Based

Matt Carter CFHRINZ
National Vice President

Current Role
Group Head of Human Resources
Silver Fern Farms

Dunedin Based

Diane Edwards CFHRINZ
National Chair

Current Role
General Manager People and Processes
Ports of Auckland Limited

Auckland Based

John Woodward BMS CA MinstD (Independent Director)

Current Role
Chief Executive
Safe Network

Auckland Based

Denise Hartley-Wilkins CFHRINZ

Current Role
Human Resources and Organisational Development Consultant
Shine People Consulting Ltd.

Nelson Based

John Baillie CMHRINZ

Current Role
Founder and Chief Hacker
Dalmatian Consulting Ltd

Branch: Hutt Valley

John Palmer CFHRINZ

Current Role
HR Director
Lincoln University

Branch: Canterbury

David Gray CMHRINZ

Current Role
Chief Executive

Branch: Auckland

Baubre Murray (Independent Director)

Current Role

Wellington Based

Lance Walker (Independent Director)

Current Role
Wellington Regional Economic Development Agency

Wellington Based

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