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ITP Regions and Branches


IT Professionals New Zealand is a nationwide organisation with branches throughout the country.

ITP's local activities are divided into three Regions, each with city-based branches:

  • Northern Region: Top half of the North Island (Taupo north), including branches in Auckland, Hamilton and Tauranga
  • Central Region: Bottom half of the North Island, including branches in Wellington and Palmerston North and activities in Whanganui and Hawkes Bay
  • Southern Region: All of the South Island, including branches in Christchurch, Dunedin and Nelson

Each branch coordinates a range of local events, furthers the organisation's interests in their region, provides valuable feedback through to the national organisation, and helps ensure we maintain a nationwide agenda. 


ITP Auckland Branch Committee

Igor Portugal* (Branch Chair)
Business Development Manager, Catalyst
Robyn Kamira (National Board) Principal, Paua Interface Ltd
Andrew Boening
Systems Engineer, AJ Park
Craig Harrison
IS Manager, Diocesan School for Girls
Mario Marzuki
Project Team Leader, Freightways
Ian Mitchell
Retired IT Professional
Francesca Frandi Student, Manukau Institute of Technology
Anthony McMahon Digital Strategy Architect, The IT Psychiatrist


ITP Wellington Branch Committee

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Paul Heath (Branch Chair)
Principal Consultant, people&co
Liz Eastwood (National Board) Regional Manager, Intech Solutions Pty Ltd
Alison Holt* (National Board) Founder, Longitude 174 Limited
Simon Lloyd-Evans* Consultant CIO
Graeme Ruthven* Senior Project Manager
Anne Tixier
Snr Business Intelligence Consultant
Carl Klitscher* Technical Solution Architect
Kay Jones* Independent Contractor
Michael Cabatbat* IS Group Operations IT Team Leader, The Salvation Army
Brad Cooper* IT Consultant


ITP Hamilton Branch Committee

David Hallett (Branch Chair) Director, Company-X
Steve Reeves (National Board) Professor, University of Waikato
Mehrdad (Merv) Behroozi* General Manager, Elevate9
Abhishek Alekar
Software Dev, More4Apps
Guss Wilkinson Team Manager, Centre for Business, IT and Enterprise, Wintec
Sally Jo Cunningham
Associate Professor, University of Waikato
Susan Souren* Project Manager, Hamilton City Council
Shebin Sam* IT Professional
Ilam Padmanabhan*
IT Support Specialist, Fulton Hogan


ITP Tauranga Branch Committee

Nelson Tkatch(Branch Chair) Managing Principal, eSuccess Strategies
Grant Strang* Professional services / CIO
Keith Woodcock Quality Manager, Stratus Blue
Mike Bell* Business Development Manager, Think Technology Group
Richard Roodt Developer at Ezitracker
Amber Johnsen Branch Committee member
Mike Dennehy (ex-officio) ITP National President
Rabindra Das Branch Committee member


ITP Palmerston North Branch Committee

Aaron Fulton (Branch Chair) Digital Product Manager, Levno
Steve Pavarno
IT Manager, Link Coordination
Steve McIntyre* Senior Engineer, Fujitsu NZ
Jeremy McClure
IT Manager, Property Brokers
Eva Heinrich* Associate Professor, Massey University
Max Bianco (co-opted) IT Professional
Graeme Fenemor* Senior Test Analyst, FMG
Grant Batten* Managing Director, Batten Services
Alexei Tretiakov* Lecturer, Massey University


ITP Christchurch Branch Committee


Chrissie Whitfield*(Branch Chair) Director, Whitfield Factor
Matt Brittan (Deputy Chair) IT Consultant
Steve Davis (National Board) Director, Davis Networking
Blair Morgan (National Board) Senior Consultant, Effectus Ltd
Richard Malloch
Client Director, Intergen
Steve Allen* Retired, Motley Voluntary Projects
Kevin Medri
Owner, Netright
Josh Klazinga* Technical Business Analyst, Diligent Corporation
Kevin Rowland* General Manager IT, Ezibuy
Scott Miller* Operations Manager, Saunders Robinson Brown
Tony Dale (Co-opted) Honorary Research Fellow, University of Canterbury


ITP Nelson Branch Committee

Simon Gutschlag (Branch Chair) IT Manager, New Zealand King Salmon Ltd
Matthew Dodd
Senior Consultant, Datacom
Kent Fergusson
Business Systems Manager, Aon Insurance
Michael Boyer* Manager IS, Cawthron Institute
Krupesh Desai* Consulting Director Data Migration and BI, Venus Informatics
Hilary Williams* Digital Strategist, Eyesnatch


ITP Dunedin Branch Committee

Ian Simpson* (Branch Chair) Managing Director, The Logic Studio
Grant Paine* Principal Support Analyst, Unisys
Brendon Woodford
Lecturer (Information Science), University of Otago
Sara Barham
Principal Consultant, Elucidate
Henk Roodt
Director, StoneToStars Ltd
Andrew Sewell
Software Architect, knowledge.update
Jamie Vaughan IT Manager, Gallaway Cook Allan Lawyers
Anthony Dowling (ex-officio) ITP Deputy President
Kylie Jackson Deputy Director SIGNAL ICT Graduate School


NOTE: Those marked with a * were [re-]elected in 2018 for a 2-year term and thus not up for re-election again until 2020. 


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