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Our staff

The day to day work of the Institute is undertaken by a small management team comprising a Chief Executive, a Professional Services Manager and a Communications Manager who receive further support from five other staff members.

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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John Walsh

Communication Manager

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M021 276 7447

Michael Barrett

Communications Advisor

T09 281 2971
M021 884 458

John Albert

Professional Services Manager

As Professional Services Manager at the NZIA, John ensures members are kept up to date with the statutory and contractual requirements of professional practice. He is involved with the ongoing education of architects through Continuing Professional Development programmes, and provides advice to the public on contractual issues.

T09 623 6083
M027 494 4867

Ronnie Kay


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Ali Ruggles

EA to Chief Executive & Member Services Co-ordinator

T09 972 1202

Sarah Alexander

CPD Enquiries and Member Support

T09 623 6085

Daryne Begbie

Manager of Events & Sponsorship

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.

T09 280 4482
M021 126 6968

Cathie Bolam

Events & Office Administrator

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M027 617 7475