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 Vice President
Over 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.
Barbara has been employed with BDO Christchurch Limited for over 15 years and is a senior member of the Corporate Advisory Department specialising in insolvency assignments. Prior to that, she performed credit control for 5 Mitre 10 Mega stores, and was Team Leader Accounts Receivable Qantas New Zealand Flightcard. She first joined NZCFI around 1998 and believes credit control is one of the most important and integral parts to the successful running of any business. The networking and knowledge gained from the guest presenters at the monthly seminars is very valuable to all professions, not just credit professionals.
Jono is a Senior Associate at Ford Sumner in Wellington. Jono practises in corporate and commercial law, mergers and acquistions, property, restructuring, commercial insolvency and debt-recovery. He works closely with a wide variety of clients including public entities, private companies, SMEs and individuals on key issues affecting their business. He also advises insolvency practitioners, creditors and borrowers on asset sales, financing, recovery and enforcement proceedings.
Victoria is a Team Manager, Collections and Recoveries for Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency. She has over ten years’ experience in debt recovery and credit control in the private and public sector; in her current role she is responsible for delivering a modern, responsive, regulatory approach to the collection and recovery of debts owed to Waka Kotahi and the Crown. The Debt Strategy initiatives align with Tū ake, tū māia (our Regulatory Strategy) and are underpinned by Te Ao Maori principles of pono, manaakitanga, kotahitanga and whanaungatanga.
I moved to New Zealand 10 years ago and found myself entering Credit Control within the Insurance industry. I have been part of the industry for 7 years of which the last 2 years have been as the Credit Control team leader with Ando Insurance.
Fiona McGregor is a Director at Credit Services (NZ) Limited in Christchurch. Fiona has more than 25 years’ experience in the debt collection industry, specialising in litigation and consumer debt.
Auckland Branch Committee
Hamilton Branch Committee
Hawkes Bay Branch Committee
Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE)
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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 acknowledgment