Our Branches

NZIQS Branches and local committees:

  • organise local seminars, site visits and social functions for local members
  • liaise with other industry groups in their area. 
  • appoint a member to represent them at the Institute’s Board

Each branch is run by a committee of members. They are elected at the Branch Annual Meeting each year.

All members resding overseas are in the International Branch for membership purposes.



The Auckland branch covers the Auckland Council area

Auckland Branch Chair:Natalie Beeson

Auckland Branch Vice Chair:Nick Clements

Auckland Branch Secretary: Fidell Nicholson



The Wellington branch covers the Greater Wellington Regional Council area

Wellington Branch Chair: Bernie Pitt

Wellington Branch Vice Chair: Bevan Hartley

Wellington Branch Secretary: Adam Stockman




The Canterbury branch covers the Canterbury Regional Council area

Canterbury Branch Chair: Tom Chatterton

Canterbury Vice Chair: Grant Moore

Canterbury Branch Secretary: Danni Platt




The Otago branch covers the Otago Regional Council area

Otago Branch Chair: Rebecca Haines

Otago Branch Vice Chair: Darryn Wilkie

Otago Branch Secretary: Louis Jooste



The Regional branch covers members residing in all other regions of NZ. Local committees organise events in the followng areas:

Regional Branch Chair: Hayden Earl (Manawatu)

Regional Branch Vice-chair: Kelsey Telford (Tauranga) 

Regional Branch Committees:

Neil Hamilton (Northland)

Alec Calderwood (Waikato)

Rick Hattingh (Hawkes Bay)

Rua Sargent (Nelson)

John Seely (Queenstown)

Rebecca Hayman(New Plymouth)

TBA (Invercargill)