Meet the leaders: the Marketing Association chooses its weapons

Minutes were taken, bad coffee was consumed, plaques were handed out and thanks were given at the Marketing Association’s AGM a couple of days ago. And the end result was a few new yet well-known humans taking up positions on the various boards and networks of ‘your’ association. 

Outgoing board chairman Simone Iles, who has held the top role for the past two terms, has been involved as a board member for a total of eight years and will be replaced by Synovate’s Debra Hall, outlined several initiatives for marketers and marketing in New Zealand, highlighted the positive growth that’s been achieved both organisationally and financially and paid tribute to chief executive Sue McCarty for her leadership and drive to bring about this result, a particularly pleasing one in view of the tough economic climate of the past two years.

McCarty returned the favour and handed Iles a plaque and some flowers. She also offered a big thank you to everyone who stood for election to the various committees and encouraged those who missed out to contact her so their energy and skills can be harnessed in other ways that will benefit themselves and the MA.

Retiring DM Network chairman Hamish Travers, who will be replaced by DraftFCB’s Matt Scott, was also presented with a plaque acknowledging his leadership of the special interest group during its inaugural two-year term.

National Board

Chairman: Debra Hall, Executive Director Research, Synovate

Board: Dean Cook, Head of Marketing, Farmers Trading Company; Chris Lamers, Head of Customer Engagement, Loyalty New Zealand; Keith Norris, Life Member/Director of Public Affairs, MA; Ant Rainger, Managing Director, Rainger Connect; Wendy Rayner, Head of Marketing, New Zealand Lotteries; Fiona Woolley, Manager – Market Engagement Targeted Communications, NZ Post.

Northern Region:

Chairman: Jo Patterson, Director, Grovia

Committee: Phil Clemas, General Manager/Director, APN Outdoor; Kirsty Larsen, Marketing Manager, New Zealand Lotteries; David Langeveldt, Account Manager, Kinetic 121.

Central Region

Chairman: Jacqui Bridges, Marketing &Communications Manager, MetService

Committee: Will Cook, Snr Sponsorship Manager – Marketing and Customer Strategy, ANZ; Sally Duckworth, Partner, Litmus; Daniel Glover, Senior Communications Advisor, ACC; Janene Linford, Fuels Marketing Manager, BP Oil New Zealand Ltd; Keith Newton, Head of Delivery and Distribution, ACC

Southern Region

Chairman: Tim Kerr, Rural Marketing Manager, Meridian Energy

Committee: Jamey Holloway, General Manager, Phantom Billstickers; David McLaren, Marketing Advisor, Christchurch City Council.

Data Advisory Network

Chairman: Carmen Vicelich, Account Director, PropertyIQ

Committee: Tony Bozzard, Pacific Micromarketing Manager, PMP; Vicki Febery, Account Manager, Datamine; Darron Jermy, Sales Manager – Commercial, Critchlow; Bonnie Law, Manager Customer Intelligence, Westpac; Tim MacMillan, Targeted Solutions Manager, Reachmedia; Susan Needham, Manager Analytics, New Zealand Post; Tim Ryan, Senior Insight Manager, Loyalty New Zealand.

Direct Marketing Network

Chairman: Matt Scott, General Manager Digital Direct, DraftFCB

Committee: Matt Cowie, Director, Meijers Cowie and Associates; Sheena Ewing-Brown, Manager – Customer Communications, AMI Insurance; Annette Leonard, Mgr–Product Development, Southern Cross Health Society; Emma Luxford, Marketing Portfolio Manager, IAG New Zealand; Jo Reynolds, SUBCARD Loyalty Manager, Subway New Zealand.

eMarketing Network

Chairman: Michael Carney, Director, Netmarketing Services

Committee: Adrienne Bonell, Head of Marketing Innovations and Products, SKYCITY Entertainment Group; Bill Hammer, National Email Solution Manager, Marketing Impact; Nathalie Morris, Managing Director, Ubiquity; Nicholas O’Flaherty, Managing Director, Bullet PR; Amanda Partington, Senior Business Development Manager, Experian; Pete Robson, Marketing Communications Manager, ANZ

Marketing Agencies Council

Chairman: Ben Goodale, Managing Director, justONE

Committee: Simon Breed, Director, Twenty; Angela Day, Co-founder/Director, Affinity ID; Kate Heatley, Senior Account Director/Global Client Director DraftFCB; Robert Limb, Managing Director, RAPP Tribal; Tracey Martin, Client Service Director, Jericho; Matt Shirtcliffe, Creative Director and Founder, Shirtcliffe & Co

Not-for-Profit Network

Chairman: Tom Agee, Senior Lecturer, Department of Marketing, University of Auckland

Committee: Candy Coe, Marketing and Fundraising Manager, The Life Flight Trust; Sandy Evans, Corporate Partnerships Manager, Ronald McDonald House; Kavita Kansara, Marketing Manager, IPENZ; Kathy McKay, Marketing Manager, ChildFund New Zealand; Fiona Morris, Direct Marketing Specialist, TEAR Fund; Bruce Waldin, Marketing and Communications Manager, Heart Foundation.






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