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Te Kāhui Whaihanga New Zealand Institute of Architects is based in Auckland, but our staff are located in Christchurch, Wellington, Napier and Hamilton, as well as in Tāmaki Makaurau.

Teena Hale Pennington

Chief Executive

Responsible for managing the implementation of the goals and objectives of the NZIA. Overall responsibility for a range of general management activities including council, strategic planning, public and industry affairs, marketing, financial and human resources management, continuing professional development, and complaints against members.

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Marcus Hogan

Professional Practice Director

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Elizabeth Aston

Practice Services, General Counsel

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Sarah Alexander

Member Services & Industry Partners

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Ali Ruggles

EA to Chief Executive & Member Services

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Daryne Begbie

Events & Sponsorship Director

As events manager, Daryne is responsible for the two most significant events on the NZIA calendar, the annual New Zealand Architecure Awards programme and in:situ, the bi-annual NZIA conference.

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Cathie Bolam

Events & Member Programmes, Coordinator

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Mark Begbie

Director Engagement

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Mike Watson

Manager of Design & Creative

Sally Conor

Content & Communications Manager

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