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APPNZ Advisory Panels

Aaron McIntosh

HR Director,

McIntosh & Co

Angie Lund

Learning Specialist, Kmart Group

Kate Batkin

Human Resources Manager, NZ Ski

Lydia Baines

Payroll Manager,

Auckland District Health Board

Kellie O’Sullivan

General Manager, People & Performance, Ministry of Justice

Kylie Telford

Recruitment and Employee Brand

Lead, NZME

Lisa Hunter

OD Advisor, Victoria University of Wellington

Mark Greaney

Director, NZ Facilitators

Michael Ross

Payroll and HR Technology Manager, Victoria University

Meredith Blackler

Director OD and HR, UCOL

Molly Workman

Talent and Culture Manager, Lotto NZ

Susanne Carter

National Coordinator Risk & Insurance, Fulton Hogan

Nikki Iuli

Human Resources Manager, Sanford

Susan Lowe

GM People & Culture, Coca-Cola Amatil Pacific

The Association of People Professionals (APPNZ) was formed to provide the following:


APPNZ was established by self managing Advisory Panels in HR, Payroll and Learning & Development.

The Advisory Panels worked to create frameworks for our professional development programmes, certification and chartering processes and to build a new community for the people professions.

Our Advisory Panels provide feedback on the further direction of APPNZ as well as completing experience assessments and mentoring.

HR Advisory Panel

Orlaith Gadsden

HR Consultant, Rees-Thomas Law

Richard Westney

HR Consultant, HR Man NZ

Tarryn van Niekerk

Director, EasyHR

Tash Pieterse

HR Consultant,

TP Consulting

Learning Advisory Panel

Gregor Kempt

Head of Learning, Xero

Payroll Advisory Panel

Anna Sefuiva

Director HR Services,

Auckland DHB

Bobbie Hanlon

Payroll Manager,

Sanford Seafood

Liliana Welch

Payroll Manager,

Dominion Constructors

Recruitment Advisory Panel

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Qualifications and Training

Amanda Law

Senior Recruitment Consultant,


Theresa Tudor

HR & Recruitment Manager,

Tudor HR

Bianca Lapusan

Senior Recruitment Consultant,

Vitaco Health

Rachael Bryant

Director, Ingite People Strategies

Rachel Kemp

Talent Acquisition Manager,

Auckland Council

Matt Pontin

Recruitment and Allocation Manager

Northern Regional Alliance Limited

Matt Bartlett

Vice President, Talent

Orion Health

Angela Atkins


Elephant Group