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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. 

Auckland Branch

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Igor Portugal* (Branch Chair)
Business Development Manager, Catalyst
Robyn Kamira (National Board) Principal, Paua Interface Ltd
Vinod Vyas Project Manager, Waikato DHB
Ray Delany* Founder, CIO Studio

Malcolm Fraser*

Chief Data Steward, The Collaborative
Sonley Johnstone* Student, Unitec NZ
Danny Olaya* IT Support Technician
Masoud Shakiba* IT Lecturer, Unitec NZ

Wellington Branch

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Simon Lloyd-Evans* (Branch Chair) Consultant CIO
Paul Heath (National Board) Principal Consultant, people&co
Alison Holt (National Board) Founder, Longitude 174 Limited
Brad Cooper
IT Consultant
Anne Tixier
Snr Consultant, Data and Analytics, Servian
Carl Klitscher*
Snr Solution Architect, Ministry of Education
Mark Harrison
Associate Director, Deloitte New Zealand
Ian Willock* Agile Project Manager, NZ Police
Simon Morris* Principal Consultant, TTC
Emmanuel Cornejo* Project Manager, NZ Defence Force

Hamilton Branch

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David Hallett (Branch Chair) Co-founder, Company-X
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

Tauranga Branch

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Tony Snow (Branch Chair)
Director, Stratus Blue
Grant Strang*
Professional services / CIO
Keith Woodcock
Service Delivery Coordinator, Stratus Blue
Rabindra Das Head of Information Technology
Richard Roodt
Developer at Ezitracker
Amber Johnsen
Service Delivery Manager, Silver Service IT
Mike Dennehy* Consultant, Cactus Consulting

Palmerston North Branch

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Jeremy McClure (Branch Chair) Security Ops Centre Manager, AdvantageNZ
Steve Pavarno
Executive Officer, ManawaTech
Aaron Fulton
Systems Developer, Beta Solutions
Alexei Tretiakov*
Lecturer, Massey University
Tony Lyne
Chief Architect, Deptive

Christchurch Branch

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Bill Walker (Branch Chair) Regional Manager, IT Managed Ops, Stantec
Blair Morgan (National Board) Consultant, Ministry of Health
Steve Allen*
Retired, Motley Voluntary Projects
Josh Klazinga*
Project Manager, Auror
Tony Dale* Honorary Research Fellow, Canterbury Uni
Arifah Addison* Lecturer, Ara Institute
Bernard Otinpong* Senior Lecturer, Ara Institute
David Weir* Principal Academic Staff, Ara Institute
Dinushi De Silva* IT Support Specialist, MainPower

Nelson Branch

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Simon Gutschlag (Branch Chair) Programme Manager, New Zealand King Salmon Ltd
Matthew Dodd
Senior Consultant, Datacom
Kent Fergusson
Business Systems Manager, Aon Insurance
Hilary Williams*
UX Consultant, Global Leisure Group
Owen McCall* Founder, Owen McCall Consulting Group

Dunedin Branch

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Ian Simpson(Branch Chair) Managing Director, The Logic Studio
Grant Paine* Principal Support Analyst, Unisys
Brendon Woodford
Senior Lecturer (Information Science), University of Otago
Henk Roodt
Director, StoneToStars Ltd
Jamie Vaughan* IT Manager, Gallaway Cook Allan Lawyers
Kylie Jackson* Customer Success Manager, PaySauce; Managing Director, Ōtepoti Games Company
Oras Baker* Southern Institute of Technology
Mark Oliver* Manager IT Development, MTF Finance
Anthony Dowling (ex-officio) ITP National President

NOTE: Those marked with a * were recently [re-]elected for a 2-year term and thus not up for re-election again until 2023.


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