Our Elected Representatives
Our representatives nationally and in each region are elected to their positions on a traditional ‘first past the post’ vote. Although each holds a 2-year term, elections are held annually, so that there should never be a period when either board or regional committees are without experienced delegates. Board and regional committee members are present at most NZCFI functions and will readily field questions, suggestions and be ready to assist you with your membership.
Michael Wright (FNZCFI)
National PresidentOver 30 years in credit management has seen Michael obtain a Diploma in Credit Management in South Africa, before moving to New Zealand, where several years later, in 2007, he took out the coveted Credit Professional of the Year Award. Michael keenly supports the NZCFI in all its work – and the All Blacks when they play.
Rose Easter (FNZCFI)
National Vice President
Having worked in the courts and then in credit control and debt collection, Rose appreciates the work that other long-serving members have put into lobbying to shape the legal context in which credit teams work. She sees the investment in training and the formal recognition provided by the Institute as fitting reward for those who ‘complete the sale’.
National DirectorLouise’s vast experience in insolvency encompasses the trading and sale of business’ and assets, identifying and pursuing legal recoveries, analysis of financial records and investigation of potential recoveries. Louise’s communication skills and positive approach to finding a better way enable her to negotiate and deal successfully with situations as they arise.
Karen Kaa-Evans (FNZCFI)
National DirectorAs the immediate past National Vice President, Karen continues to serve on our board. With over 20 years’ membership of the NZCFI, Karen is passionate about the Institute’s role of providing education in the credit industry. A huge supporter of work done at branch level, Karen’s common sense, openness and grounded approach make her an asset on the national team.
National DirectorSue’s management of liquidations and receiverships see her interacting with directors, creditors and employees of failed companies, whilst also dealing with the assets of each company to maximise return to creditors. Her team have the benefit of her considerable knowledge and we share that good fortune through her contribution to the NZCFI’s national team.
National DirectorAs a Chartered Accountant and Accredited Insolvency Practitioner Lynda specialises in the areas of forensic accounting and insolvency. She has worked in many different team environments and is delighted to bring her vast experience and solution-based approach to the NZCFI national board.
Auckland Branch Committee
Hamilton Branch Committee
Hawkes Bay Branch Committee
Peter Duckworth (FNZCFI)
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Our Rules & By-laws
The NZCFI operates within the parameters of our Rules & By-laws. These provide structure, assign responsibilities and set the limits within which any officer of the Institute must act. Overall, the supreme governing body of the NZCFI is our members, who elect representatives regionally and nationally to manage the activities of the organisation.
Annual General Meetings
Annual General Meetings (AGM’s) are conducted in October. Our AGM’s provide a chance for members to be updated on activities undertaken in the preceding year and initiatives planned for the forthcoming year – and to have a say in how the Institute is run. In years when the AGM coincides with a national conference, the AGM will most often be included in the conference agenda. This is done to facilitate the greatest attendance and participation from our members.
A graded membership recognises experience gained in an associated profession, tenure in a credit management position and / or qualifications held. Each with prescribed criteria, the grades beyond Member are Affiliate, Associate (ANZCFI) and Certified Credit Executive (CCE).
A Fellow (FNZCFI) may be awarded by the board as formal recognition for outstanding service to the NZCFI. Alternatively, a Life Member (LNZCFI) may be proposed by the board and such an honour is conferred in an AGM, where the wider membership share in the decision and formal acknowledgement.