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The 19th Annual Meeting of the Nelson Marlborough Branch of the Institute of Directors will be held this year on Thursday 1 December 2022 from 6:30pm, at the Rutherford Hotel, Trafalgar Square, Nelson.
It will be followed by dinner and guest speaker, Sophie Moloney, CEO Sky TV New Zealand, speaking about Sky’s transformation journey and why she thinks it matters to New Zealand.
The annual meeting will commence at 7pm.
The Constitution requires that the Branch Committee shall set the number of Committee members for the ensuing year at each Annual Meeting.
The 2022 Committee is Leeson Baldey, Stephen Broad-Paul, Tim Cosgrove, Venus Guy, Pip Jamieson, Tracy Johnston, Suzanne Jones, Darren Mark, Euan McIntosh, Gordon Shaw, Matt Sutherland and Sarah-Jane Weir (Chair).
Leeson Baldey, Stephen Broad-Paul and Darren Mark all retire by rotation this year. Stephen Broad-Paul has made himself available for re-election for a further 2-year term. Unfortunately due to other commitments Leeson Baldey and Darren Mark are not available for re-election. Yolande Tzinavos has been nominated for election for a 2-year term.
To learn more about both Stephen and Yolande prior to the AGM, see below.
Stephen Broad-Paul MInstD
Stephen has 25 years’ experience in senior leadership roles throughout New Zealand in the financial and insurance industries. His former corporate role was with BNZ as Managing Partner Te Tauihu (Top of the South).
He is now employed by the Nelson/Tasman Chamber of Commerce, part time, as the Creatives Career Advisor, and is also a partner in Real Insight Now, a strategy and brand leadership agency. He is the New Zealand founding partner of the International Coaching Practice. Stephen is currently on the board of Manuka Street Charitable Trust (Manuka Street Hospital), Makeshift Spaces, the Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology, Business Advisory Board and Arts and Design Advisory Board. He has previously held governance roles with Lifeline Nelson, Melrose Trust and Big Brothers Big Sisters Nelson/Tasman.
He is a graduate of the University of Otago and has an Executive Coaching qualification from the International Business Coaching Institute.
Yolande Tzinavos is a manager at Findex Nelson where she joined as a graduate in 2016 after completing a Bachelor’s in Commerce in Management and Accounting through NMIT (Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology) and has since completed her Graduate Diploma in Chartered Accounting. Prior to her role at Findex, she worked in accounting roles in a commercial setting.
Yolande’s role in the business advisory space involves assisting her clients through problem solving, troubleshooting, and finding solutions to a wide range of business issues, as well as supporting them in their tax compliance obligations. The clients which she manages include companies, trusts and charities across a wide range of industries.
Yolande holds board positions for The Nelson Historic Theatre Trust and The Crisis Pregnancy Support Trust. Through these positions she supports the Trusts not only in governance but in budgeting, forecasting, reporting, and finding accounting solutions to best serve their needs.
She also acts as the local Findex Community Fund Champion, a role in which she engages with local charities by assisting them in raising donations and through volunteering involvement.
Originally from South Africa, she lived in Pensacola, Florida for 3.5 years before settling in Nelson in 2003. She enjoys all the natural beauty that surrounds the city, the sunny weather, and the strong relationships which she has developed, and which has made Nelson her home.
She wishes to join the Institute of Directors’ Nelson Marlborough committee as she would like to continue to build on her experience and exposure within the area of governance and looks forward to using her strong interpersonal and networking skills to contribute to the success of the local committee.
5. General Business