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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

Nathan Bromberg (Branch Chair) Senior Software Developer, Deane Apparel
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
Guy Burgess Partner, Clendons Lawyers
Igor Portugal Business Development Manager, Catalyst
Ian Mitchell* Tutor, Whitireia New Zealand


ITP Wellington Branch Committee

Email the Wellington Branch Chair at

Paul Heath* (Branch Chair)
Principal Consultant, people&co
Blair Morgan* (National Board) Business Platform Manager, Inland Revenue
Liz Eastwood* (National Board) Regional Manager, Intech Solutions Pty Ltd
Graeme Ruthven Senior Project Manager
Anne Tixier* Snr Business Intelligence Consultant
Carl Klitscher Technical Solution Architect
Chrissie Whitfield Portfolio Delivery Lead (contract), Spark NZ


ITP Hamilton Branch Committee

David Hallett* (Branch Chair) Director, Company-X
Steve Reeves* (National Board) Professor, University of Waikato
Stephen Coates (National Board) Security & Infrastructure Manager, Gallagher Group
Abhishek Alekar* Software Dev, More4Apps
Klaus Reiter Head of Centre for Business, IT and Enterprise, Wintec
Sally Jo Cunningham* Associate Professor, University of Waikato
Susan Souren Project Manager, Hamilton City Council
Mehrdad (Merv) Behroozi
General Manager, Elevate9
Guss Wilkinson* Team Manager, Centre for Business, IT and Enterprise, Wintec


ITP Tauranga Branch Committee

Nelson Tkatch (Branch Chair) Managing Principal, eSuccess Strategies
Daniel Dyson* Solution Architect, Ultrafast Fibre
Grant Strang Professional services / CIO
Andrew Chapman Group Leader, Waiariki Bay of Plenty Polytechnic
Mike Bell Business Development Manager, Think Technology Group
Mike Dennehy (ex-officio) ITP National President
Keith Woodcock* Quality Manager, Stratus Blue


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
Aaron Steele Head of School of Business and IT, UCol
Max Bianco IT Professional
Graeme Fenemor Senior Test Analyst, FMG
Grant Batten Managing Director, Batten Services
Alexei Tretiakov Lecturer, Massey University
Peter Riddell IS Business Consultant, Blue Tuna Works Ltd
Eva Heinrich Associate Professor, Massey University


ITP Christchurch Branch Committee

Matt Brittan* (Branch Chair) IT Consultant
Steve Davis* (National Board) Director, Davis Networking
Steve Allen Corporate Services Manager, Ashburton District Council
Richard Malloch* Relationship Manager, Theta
Kevin Medri* Owner, Netright
Tau Ndirwo Security Engineer, GHD Ltd
Josh Klazinga Technical Business Analyst, Diligent Corporation
Kevin Rowland COO, eStar


ITP Nelson Branch Committee

Simon Gutschlag* (Branch Chair) IT Manager, New Zealand King Salmon Ltd
Matthew Dodd* Senior Consultant, Datacom
Peter Clark Company Secretary, Lazerbike Ltd
Kent Fergusson* Business Systems Manager, Aon Insurance
Murray Irvine Project Team Leader, Trustpower
Shelley Grell Owner, Communicate IT


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
John Ayoade* Programme Manager, SIT
Anthony Dowling (ex-officio) ITP Deputy President


NOTE: Those marked with a * were [re-]elected in 2017 for a 2-year term and thus not up for re-election again until 2019. 


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