NZIPP TEAMS

NZIPP’s success stems from the operational framework of a volunteer regional network, with members working for the benefit of all members, conducting programmes, regional events and activities, along with joint regional and national events.

 

NZIPP REGIONAL REPRESENTATIVES

Connect with a vibrant, supportive and encouraging community to share ideas, sharpen your skills and be part of the next generation of photographers.  Associate with the best, enhance your marketing profile and celebrate the excellence of New Zealand Professional Photography. Regional events discuss techniques, new products and equipment, industry issues, suppliers, seminars, workshops, showcasing of photographers and networking opportunities.

There are seven regional branches of the Institute across New Zealand. Our Regional volunteer network maintain a regular schedule of seminars, workshops and networking activities for their local members. Our membership packages provide a recognised pathway towards becoming an NZIPP Accredited Professional Photographer by participating in our business, education and accreditation Member programme.

Get in contact with one of our regional representatives:

Emma MacDonald

Emma MacDonald

Auckland Regional Representative

Marama Shearer

Marama Shearer

Waikato/BOP Regional Representative

Michelle Fey

Michelle Fey

Central Districts Regional Representative

Karolina Stus

Karolina Stus

Wellington Regional Representative

Victoria Vincent

Victoria Vincent

Nelson/Marlborough Regional Representative

Ann Worthy-Stephenson

Ann Worthy-Stephenson

Canterbury Westland Regional Representative

Donna-Marie Stark

Donna-Marie Stark

Coastal Otago Regional Representative

Andy Woods

Andy Woods

Central Otago Regional Representative

NZIPP BOARD

NZIPP is a not-for-profit organisation for professional photographers. It is governed by a Board of Directors who are elected at the AGM, including the President, three directors, and the Honours Council Chairperson. The Board may also appoint two further Board members, who may or may not be photographers. The Executive Director (an independent contractor) also sits as a member of the NZIPP Board in a non-voting capacity.

Catherine Cattanach

Catherine Cattanach

NZIPP President

Chris Helliwell

Chris Helliwell

NZIPP Board Director

Rachael Smith

Rachael Smith

NZIPP Vice President

Richard Wood

Richard Wood

NZIPP Board Director

Gino Demeer

Gino Demeer

NZIPP Board Chairperson

NZIPP OPERATIONS TEAM

Alongside the NZIPP Board sits a small operational team led by the Executive Director. This team takes overall responsibility for the operations of the Institute, including finances and membership, overseeing national events and liaising with Regional Representatives.

Sarah McGregor

Sarah McGregor

NZIPP Executive Director

Amanda Davis

Amanda Davis

NZIPP Membership Coordinator

NZIPP HONOURS COUNCIL

The Honours Council organise the NZIPP Iris Professional Photography Awards (otherwise known as the Nikon Iris Awards) and Gala Dinner; and NZIPP Honours Awards, such as Life member and NZIPP Honorary Fellow. They see that the integrity of the awards is upheld at all times, which ensures the Iris Professional Photography Awards continue to be the most prestigious professional photography awards in New Zealand. Members of the Honours Council are Accredited members of the Institute. The Honours Council Chairperson sits as a member of the NZIPP Board for Honours Council matters. Other members of the Honours Council are appointed by the NZIPP Board annually.

Kaye Davis

Kaye Davis

NZIPP Honours Council Chairperson

Shar Devine

Shar Devine

NZIPP Honours Council

Harry Janssen

Harry Janssen

NZIPP Honours Council

Paul Daly

Paul Daly

NZIPP Honours Council

Tracey Scott

Tracey Scott

NZIPP Honours Council

NZIPP ACCREDITATION TEAM

The NZIPP Accreditation team is a small group who work to run Accreditation rounds. Accreditation is an assessment of photographic technique and business. Those who pass go on to become Accredited Professional Photographers and can advertise themselves as such, and receive
Accredited member benefits, including using the NZIPP logo and earning NZIPP distinctions.
Accreditation rounds are held four times per year. A group of judges meet online and assess an image submission in a particular branch of photography, such as portrait, wedding, commercial or a specialised area.

Shar Devine

Shar Devine

NZIPP Accreditation Team

Craig Turner-Bullock

Craig Turner-Bullock

NZIPP Accreditation Team

Ann Worthy-Stephenson

Ann Worthy-Stephenson

NZIPP Accreditation Team

NZIPP EVENTS TEAM

The Events team take care of the annual NZIPP conference. The conference is held in conjunction with the NZIPP Iris Professional Photography Awards and Gala Dinner.

Justine Weatherall

Justine Weatherall

NZIPP Events Team

Nicola Wilhemsen

Nicola Wilhemsen

NZIPP Events Team

NZIPP VETERANS PROJECT TEAM

The Veterans Project team was formed in 2013. In 2014, NZIPP launched a nationwide project to photograph New Zealand war veterans. The project was thorough and successful, reaching national media and producing a piece of history for New Zealand in the form of the Veterans Book and a database of images which are still being used in media today.

Tony Stewart

Tony Stewart

NZIPP Veteran Project Co-Ordinator

Richard Linton

Richard Linton

NZIPP Veteran Portrait Team

NZIPP EDUCATION COORDINATOR

In April 2020, the NZIPP Board appointed Esther Bunning to the role of NZIPP Education Coordinator.

 

This role is still under development, and we are very excited to see what Esther creates for our Education platform.

Esther Bunning

Esther Bunning

NZIPP Education Co-Ordinator

NZIPP NATIONAL SPONSORS

NIKON
CRK
Canon
D-Photo
EIZO
Epson
FUJIFILM
HP
Ilford
Leica
Lumix
Momento Pro
Olympus
Rothbury
Sony