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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. 

Tāmaki Makaurau, Auckland Branch

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Paul Natac* (Branch Chair) Head of IT, Provident Insurance
Igor Portugal *
Chief Digital Officer, Delmaine Foods
Robyn Kamira(National Board) Principal, Paua Interface Ltd
Ray Delany Founder, CIO Studio
Malcolm Fraser Chief Data Steward, The Collaborative
Masoud Shakiba IT Lecturer, Unitec NZ
Angela Whittle* (National Board) Core advisor, CIO Studio
Alex Tjahjana* Senior Cloud Solution Architect, The Instillery

Te Whanganui-a-Tara, Wellington Branch

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Simon Lloyd-Evans Consultant CIO
Ian Willock Agile Project Manager, NZ Police
Simon Morris Principal Consultant, TTC
Rochelle Fatai Service Consultant, CoDigital
Muhammad Azam Head of School- IT, Whiteclifffe
Sharifa Isaako Operations manager, Wellington City Council
Steve Sturgess Programme Manager, Auckland Airport
William Pinto Head of Digital and Automation, GSL Promotus
Emmanuel Cornejo Product Manager, NZ Defence Force

Kirikiriroa, Hamilton Branch

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Mehrdad (Merv) Behroozi*
IS Project Manager, Hamilton City Council
Sally Jo Cunningham
Associate Professor, University of Waikato
Susan Souren*
Solution Delivery Manager, Hamilton City Council
Alison Marshall* Industry Relationships Manager, Wintec
Matthew Vaughan* IT Manager, Tompkins Wake
Ian Kennedy Scrum Master, Rabobank
David Hallett Co-founder, Company X

Tauranga Branch

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Grant Strang*
Professional services / CIO
Mike Dennehy* Consultant, Cactus Consulting

Te Papaioea, Palmerston North Branch

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Jeremy McClure  Security Ops Centre Manager, AdvantageNZ
Tony Lyne
Chief Architect, Deptive
Alexei Tretiakov Lecturer, Massey University
Steve Pavarno Executive Officer, ManawaTech
Heather Todd* Strategic Consultant/vCIO, Yourb

Ōtautahi, Christchurch Branch

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Steve Allen
Retired, Motley Voluntary Projects
Tony Dale Honorary Research Fellow, Canterbury Uni
Arifah Addison Senior Lecturer, Ara Institute
Bernard Otinpong Senior Lecturer, Ara Institute
David Weir* Principal Academic Staff, Ara Institute
Hamish Rickerby* CTO, Beecastle

Whakatū, Nelson Branch

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Simon Gutschlag  Programme Manager, New Zealand King Salmon Ltd
Hilary Williams
Senior Analyst, NZ Defence Force
Owen McCall Founder, Owen McCall Consulting Group
Simon Ferrari *(National Board) General Manager, Datacom
Ali Kahwaji* Educator, Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology

Ōtepoti, Dunedin Branch

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Ian Simpson Managing Director, The Logic Studio
Jamie Vaughan IT Manager, Gallaway Cook Allan Lawyers
Kylie Jackson*(National Board) Customer Success Manager, PaySauce; Managing Director, Ōtepoti Games Company
Mark Oliver Manager IT Development, MTF Finance
Anthony Dowling (ex-officio) ITP National President
Matthew Stark Network and Modern Workplace Manager

NOTE: Those marked with a * were recently [re-]elected for a 2-year term and thus not up for re-election again until 2024.


Interested in getting involved?

Are you interested in serving on your local branch committee? Then take a look at our Branch Committee Guide and feel free to  Contact Us and we'll put you in touch with a representative in your area

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