As the year draws to a close, I’m pleased to share some exciting family news with the PRINZ community. My partner and I are moving to Sydney in January to be closer to his whānau, and to experience the overseas adventures that lots of young professionals have been dreaming about for the past few years.
Sadly for me, that means my time as Youth Advisor to the PRINZ Board has come to an end. I’ll also be wrapping up six years of service on the Central Division Committee.
It’s been such a privilege to experience great governance in action, and to have the opportunity to share my voice as a PR professional at the start of their career.
What I enjoyed most about this role was the opportunity to lead engagement with other new and young professionals, and to strengthen our offering for student members.
It showed me how passionate, innovative and professional our members can be at every stage of their career. To each leader, mentor and friend I’ve met in this community: thank you! I’m so grateful for everything you’ve shared with me, and I hope you will wish me well on this next journey.
E ngā tuākana, e ngā tungāne, e ngā tēina, e ngā rau rangatira mā: ngā mihi nui ki a koutou katoa.
Farewell from the PRINZ Board, Heather Claycomb
It is with mixed feelings our Board said goodbye to Lily Ng this month. Lily resigned from the board and the Central Divisional Committee following her exciting decision to move to Sydney with her partner in January.
We are very sorry to be losing her. She’s been a passionate advocate for student and young professionals’ involvement in PRINZ and has contributed significantly to the strength of PRINZ’s presence in Wellington. She’s most recently led the Board’s work to map career stages of PR professionals as we look to match benefits to members at different career phases. It’s also been great to watch Lily proactively invest in governance education at such an early stage of her career, with her recent completion of the governance mentoring programme with Community Governance Aotearoa and the Mentoring Foundation.
On behalf of the board, we thank you Lily and we wish you all the very best as you settle into Sydney life. We’ll be watching your career from afar and know that the Aussie PR scene will benefit greatly from your arrival!