Branch Committees

Representing members in their region, branch committees are a conduit for ideas and comment to the Board. They work with the management team to plan and organise regional activities and help recruit new members through local initiatives. Being involved in a committee is a great way to network, build relationships and enhance your skills.

Auckland Branch (Northern Region)

Jim Hayden (Chair)
Rory Chacko
Ben Forrest
Andre Vidoto
Kenneth Kim
Tommy Webb
Hannah Welsby
Stewart Hicks
Regan Simpson (Board Liaison)

Waikato/BOP Branch (Northern Region)

Delwyn Miles (Chair)
Jeff Lukin
Marie Robinson
Neelam Brown
Samantha Rowley
Ross Brunton (Board Liaison)

Wellington Branch (Central Region)

Maree Le Comte (Chair)
Tash Adams
Dan Isaac
Jack Thompson
Amanda Collinson
Vanessa Powell (Board Liaison)

Manawatu Branch (Central Region)

Details to come

Canterbury Branch (Southern Region)

Stuart Graham (Chair)
Glyn Moss
Paul Bonini
Viv Hardie
John Coll
Sonia-Ingrid Anderson
Anthony Van Meer (Board Liaison)

Otago Branch (Southern Region)

Craig Paterson (Chair)
Phil Harkin
Annie Robinson
Paul Clough
Craig Nicholson
Jesse Whalan
Lee Williams
Martine Cashell-Smith
Richard Wilson (Board Liaison)

Board Committees

Board-appointed committees bring together members’ skills and knowledge to improve outcomes for members, stakeholders and sponsors. Committee Terms of Reference can be found here.

Education Committee

Advises on matters of member education so that FM education and professionalism in New Zealand is enhanced and fit for purpose.

Rhett Calvert
Rory Chacko
Regan Simpson
Jack Thompson
Gillian Wess (ex-officio)

Research Committee (ad hoc)

Undertakes research to support and advance advocacy and educational programmes.

Veronika Harrison (Chair)
Anthony Van Meer
Rory Chacko
Gillian Wess (ex-officio)

Summit Committee

Organises the annual FM Summit, the peak event on our annual calendar.

Gillian Wess (Chair)
Sonia-Ingrid Anderson
Jonathan Jepson
Tracy Massam
Kendra Wallace
Wayne Abel
Sara Carbery
Marjolein de Graaf

Maintenance & Service Standards Committee

Establishes and drafts sets of principles for the maintenance of various building systems and the servicing of building operational needs in order to represent and promote industry good practice. See here.

Warren Smith
Gillian Wess (ex-officio)

Risk Committee

Manages the risk management framework, and reviews our activities against the framework.

Richard Wilson (Chair)
Agnes McCormack
Paul Huggins

Awards Committee

Processes all award applications and recommends appropriate honours and awards.

John Hutchings (Chair)
Graham Bottom
Agnes McCormack
Vanessa Powell
Warren Smith
Gillian Wess (ex-officio)

Audit Committee

Provides assurance on financial performance.

Regan Simpson (Chair)
Ross Brunton
Anthony Van Meer

Advocacy Committee

Advises the Board on advocacy objectives, which include: raising the public profile of FM, improving understanding of the role of the FM professional, informing and advising on issues of importance to the built environment and improving the profile of FMANZ. The committee is also a sounding panel for the CEO on matters relating to the delivery of the Advocacy Plan.

Paul Huggins
Richard Wilson
Anthony Van Meer
Gillian Wess (ex officio)