New Committee, New Year

On February 28, The Network held the AGM and elected the committee for the coming year.

The new committee is:

Chair – Shona Glentworth

Secretary- Louise Campbell

Treasurer – Belinda Brown

Membership – Sandra Antill

Marketing- Rosalina Pang and Casie Smith

Events – Nicole Attrill and Ally McCullagh

A huge vote of thanks must go to outgoing Chair- Rachel Church, who was the only person on last year’s committee who had served on the previous committee. Thanks also to outgoing committee members, Robyn Towning, Michelle Habib and Steph Murray.  Shona, Louise and Belinda all served in the last year and are looking forward to taking the next step in 2019.

The Network has been an incorporated society for three and a half years, and it is exciting to be heading into this  year with a good foundation from the previous committees. Two notable achievements in the past year have been the employment of a part-time coordinator, Melissa Devine-Collins, whose help is invaluable in keeping things ticking over well, and the completion of a new website. Thanks must go to Casie Smith and the Design Garage for their support with the website.  Having both the website and Melissa on board, should alleviate issues people had in the past year with joining the network and registration for events. While it mostly worked, things did go wrong a few times and we apologise for that.

Last year the committee worked on a refreshed strategy and will continue that work this year. The key themes are:

  1. To develop a clear and enduring strategic focus and purpose for the Network that sets it apart from other networking/business organisations
  2. To increase, and maintain, membership to 100+ members.
  3. To transition to a strong member-based organization, with good governance practices and a clear proposition for members and other stakeholders.

We will do this by focusing on member benefits, holding good events that allow networking and learning, and by being committed to delivering value to members.

As a minimum, we will hold a lunch every second month (next one is March 20) and a networking/education event in the months in between.

If there is anything you would like to know more about, or feedback you would like to give, please don’t hesitate to contact me (Shona) at

We are committed to making 2019 a great year for the Network Inc.

Ngā mihi