About Prinz


Read the PRINZ 2020 Annual Review here.

PRINZ Office

The PRINZ office and staff are based in Auckland.

  • Elaine Koller APR – Chief Executive
  • Duan Pawanna, Office Administration
  • Lauren Clarke, Membership Services Advisor
  • Mallaika Ferns, Communications Advisor

PRINZ Board 

PRINZ is governed by a Board of elected and co-opted representatives. Members elect four representatives to sit on the Board. The Board elects the Chair and co-opts three additional Board members. The Board directs the affairs of the Institute in accordance with the PRINZ Constitution and By-Laws.

  • Chair – Fiona Cassidy LPRINZ, APR – Elected member
  • Heather Claycomb FPRINZ, APR – Elected member
  • Lee Harris FPRINZ, APR – Elected member
  • Julien Leys FRINZ – Chair of PRINZ College of Fellows
  • Claudia Macdonald LPRINZ – Elected member
  • Lily Ng – Co-opted member
  • Fred Russo APR – Co-opted member

PRINZ College of Fellows

Chair – Julien Leys FPRINZ

The Institute has four divisions, Northern, Waikato, Central and Southern. Each division has an elected Chair and volunteer committee. The Northern Division is based in Auckland and covers the top half of the North Island down to and including Taupo, excluding Waikato; Waikato based in Hamilton covers the Waikato region; Central is based in Wellington and covers the lower half of the North Island up to but excluding Taupo; Southern is based in Christchurch and covers the South Island.

Northern Division

  • Chair – Fred Russo, APR 
  • Aakanksha Mehta, APR
  • Ady Schwartfeger, FPRINZ, APR 
  • Angelique Nairn
  • Brooke Hurndell
  • Catherine Gaffaney
  • Charlene White
  • Holly Fraser
  • Julian Light
  • Mary Lambie
  • Sandy Trigg, APR

Waikato Division

  • Chair – Kate Monahan-Riddell, APR
  • Julia Moore, APR
  • Heather Claycomb FPRINZ, APR
  • Jason Ake
  • Maree McNulty
  • Peta Goldsworthy FPRINZ, APR
  • Rheanna Kingma
  • Vicki Jones

Central Division

  • Chair – Morwenna Grills, APR
  • Fiona Cassidy LPRINZ, APR
  • Sarah George
  • Al Gibbons
  • Ann Liu, APR
  • Lily Ng

Southern Division

  • Chair – Phillipa Swift, APR
  • Alistair Gray
  • Anne-Marie Robinson, APR
  • Kathryn Ruge, APR
  • Paige Newnham-Shaw
  • Rachel Solotti FPRINZ, APR
  • Zen Gregor, APR

PRINZ Regional Representatives

Nelson – Jacquie Walters, APR

If you are interested in joining your local divisional committee, please contact the PRINZ Office.

Download the PRINZ 2020 Annual Report.