The Division is an incorporated society operating independently, but within the Charter and bylaws of the parent UK Society. The Division operates to rules established in compliance with the requirements for an incorporated society in New Zealand.
The responsibility for the proper conduct of the affairs of the Division is vested in the Divisional Council, the members of which are elected by and from amongst the voting members of the Division. Council elections occur at the Annual General Meeting, which is normally held in conjunction with the annual Symposium. The Council meets monthly, or as required, to manage the affairs of the Society in New Zealand.
As per the Constitution and Rules of the New Zealand Division, the Officers of the Council consist of the President, Vice President, Honorary Secretary, Honorary Treasurer, and Immediate Past President. In addition to those members, there shall be up to a maximum of 11 elected members who shall have full Council Voting rights.
Ex-officio Members of the Council without voting rights include the Chair of each Branch, an RNZAF representative nominated by the Chief of Air Force, and up to a maximum of four co-opted members.
The current council for 2021 consists of the following members:
|Officers of the Council||Name|
|President||Shaun Johnson, FRAeS|
|Vice President||Andrea Wadsworth, MRAeS|
|Honorary Secretary||David Jupp, Affiliate|
|Honorary Treasurer||John Cook, Affiliate|
|Elected Council Members||Name|
|Immediate Past President||Des Ashton, FRAeS|
|Council Member I||John Barrack, MRAeS|
|Council Member II||Allan Boyce, FRAeS|
|Council Member III||Beth Coughlan, AMRAeS|
|Council Member IV||Mike Lynskey, MRAeS|
|Council Member V||John Macilree, MRAeS|
|Council Member VI||John Mounce, FRAeS|
|Council Member VII||Andrew Rooney, MRAeS|
|Council Member VIII||Frank Sharp, FRAeS|
|Council Member IX||-|
|Council Member X||-|
|Council Member XI||-|
|Auckland||Simon Williams, MRAeS|
|Bay of Plenty||Des Underwood, MRAeS|
|Blenheim||Des Ashton, FRAeS|
|Palmerston North||Dennis O'Rourke|
|Wellington||David Saunders, MRAeS|
|Co-Opted Council Members||Name|
|RNZAF Representative||Steve Hunt|
|CAANZ Representative||Jason Ashworth, MRAeS|
|Co-Opted Member I||-|
|Co-Opted Member II||-|
|Co-Opted Member III||-|
Each Branch of the New Zealand Division is run by a committee who is responsible for organizing Branch activities. Branch committees are generally made up of a Chair, Secretary, and Treasurer. See the individual branch pages for more details.
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