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The council welcomes comments and suggestions from the membership at large. If you have an issue the society should address please write to one of the council members. The council meets monthly via teleconference. Agenda submissions may be made by emailing the secretary.

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For further information, read the NZMSS Rules.

2021/22 NZMSS Council

Council Officers

Kathy Walls – President
Ministry for Primary Industries |

Anna Madarasz-Smith – Vice President
Hawke’s Bay Regional Council

Dr. Rob Major – Treasurer
Cawthron Institute

Dr. Emily McGrath & Dr. Dana Clark – Co-Secretaries
Cawthron Institute |

Dr. Nick Shears– Immediate Past President
University of Auckland

Council Members

Dr. Bridie Allan – Webinar, Website & Social Media Coordinator
University of Otago

Dr. Hilke Giles
Pisces Consulting

Samantha Happy
Auckland Council

Prof. Liz Slooten
University of Otago

Dr. Sam Thomas – Website Coordinator
Otago Regional Council

Dr. Ulla von  Ammon
Cawthron Institute

Dr. Pete Wilson
4Sight Consulting

Student Representatives

Georgina Flowers – Membership Secretary
University of Waikato |

Gabrielle Keeler-May – Website Coordinator
University of Otago

Natalie Prinz
University of Waikato