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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 3,400+ 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 can be re-elected once.

There is a succession plan for elected Directors which means new people join and exit the Board each year.

Board Directors

Julia Stones CFHRINZ
National President

Current Role
Director of Julia Stones & Associates

Auckland Based

Matt Carter CFHRINZ
National Vice President

Current Role
Director Organisational Development

Otago Polytechnic

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

Huma Houghton CFHRINZ

Current Role
General Manager Human Resources

Auckland Based

Denise Hartley-Wilkins CFHRINZ

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

Nelson Based

Sharon Grant CFHRINZ

Current Role
People and Capability Manager
Horizons Regional Council

Manawatu Based

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
Dowse Murray Chartered Accountants Ltd

Wellington Based

Lance Walker (Independent Director)

Current Role
Cigna New Zealand

Wellington Based

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