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Our staff

Te Kāhui Whaihanga New Zealand Institute of Architects is based in Auckland, but our staff are located in Christchurch, Wellington and Hamilton, as well as in Tāmaki Makaurau.

Teena Hale Pennington

Chief Executive

Responsible for managing the implementation of the goals and objectives of the NZIA. Overall responsibility for a range of general management activities including council, strategic planning, public and industry affairs, marketing, financial and human resources management, continuing professional development, and complaints against members.

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Elizabeth Aston

Practice Services, General Counsel

Grant Bulley

Director Professional Services

Kairuruku Matua, Registered Architect

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Sarah Alexander

Member Services & Industry Partners

T09 623 6085

Ronnie Kay


T09 623 6087

Ali Ruggles

EA to Chief Executive & Member Services

T09 972 1202

Daryne Begbie

Events & Sponsorship Director

As events manager, Daryne is responsible for the two most significant events on the NZIA calendar, the annual New Zealand Architecure Awards programme and in:situ, the bi-annual NZIA conference.

T09 280 4482
M021 126 6968

Cathie Bolam

Events & Member Programmes, Coordinator

T09 623 6084
M027 617 7475

Mark Begbie

Director Engagement

M027 55 22 060

Saru Krishnasamy

Digital Marketing Specialist

Social media, digital marketing

Mike Watson

Manager of Design & Creative