The Institute is governed by a National Executive comprised of

  • A National President elected by the Membership
  • National Councillors elected by the Regional Centres
  • A permanent Executive Director

National Council


Vanessa Coull
Ministry for Primary Industries

Vice President

Tanya Morrison
Dunedin City Council

Auckland Centre National Councillor

Darryl Thompson
Auckland Council

Waikato/Bay of Plenty Centres

Anish Chand
Waipa District Council

Central North Island Centres

Campbell Gillam
Wairarapa District Health Board

Wellington Centre

Raaj Govinda


Southern Centre

Helen Evans
Queenstown Lakes District Council 

Executive Director

Andrew Reid
Postal address at bottom of page

National Councillor - Honorary

Stephen Bell
Ministry for Primary Industries