NZSG Board of Directors 2020

So members can better know our Board, faces have been put to names. Most Directors have also written a brief introduction giving information about their background, genealogical interest and aspirations for our Society.  Click on the names to open the Introductions.

The Executive

Mary Shadbolt, Chairperson

NZSG 19638


Portfolios: External Liaison, Office Oversight

Bruce Holm, Vice Chairperson

NZSG 17726, Region: Canterbury/West Coast


Portfolios: Strategic Plan (Deputy Technology)

Trisha Dunn, Director

NZSG 23747, Region: Northland


Portfolios: FRC (deputy Finance), Library Review





Sarah Hewitt, Director

NZSG 25499, Region: Top of South,
Mainland South


Portfolios: Education, Library Review


Peter Gibson, Director

NZSG 25129, Region: Lower North Island (incl. Taranaki)


Portfolios: Finance; Rules, Policies & Procedures

Christine Young, Director

NZSG 21624, Region: Waikato/Bay of Plenty


Portfolio: Appointed Officers




Tony Mort, Director

NZSG 25668


Portfolio: Technology

Jacqui Bridges, Director

NZSG 27309


Portfolios: Marketing & Communication

Robyn Williams, Director

NZSG 7238, Region:Top of South/
Mainland South


Portfolios: Awards, Projects

Connal Townsend, Director

NZSG 4056, Region: Auckland


Portfolios: Membership, Library Review

Director-elect pending 12 June 2021 AGM


Howard Rickman

NZSG 27827


Nominations to Board of Directors 2021

Nominations were called for four vacancies to the Board of Directors to be returned by 15 January 2021.

Read the Nomination Report


Board Meetings

The Board holds four meetings per year. Members are always welcome to attend Board meetings, space permitting.

Venue:  Family Research Centre & Library, Level 1, 159 Queens Road, Panmure, Auckland.

Time:  Friday afternoon 1pm; Saturday 9am

Cut-off for items of business for the board meetings is two weeks prior to the meeting date.


2021 Meetings

The Board meeting schedule for the 2021 calendar year is: 26/27 February, 28/29 May, 27/28 August and 26/27 November.