Council members

Jamie Baddeley, InternetNZ's council president.
President: Jamie Baddeley

Email: President@internetnz.net.nz

Jamie is an information technology, telecommunications and Internet professional. He has been on council since 2006, having served as Vice President between 2009 and 2014. 

He is a former President of the Internet Service Providers Association of New Zealand, and is a current trustee of the New Zealand Network Operators Group. He's been a member of the IPv6 Taskforce and spent almost a decade building a national fibre optic network. He can remember what a dialup modem sounds like and doesn't have particularly fond memories of it.

Elected: AGM 2018 - AGM 2021

Joy Liddicoat, InternetNZ's council vice-president.
Vice President: Joy Liddicoat

Email: VicePresident@internetnz.net.nz

Joy has participated in and supported the country code Name Supporting Organisation along with InternetNZ's two subsidiary Chief Executives and InternetNZ staff.

In October 2007 Joy joined the .nz Oversight Committee and, with Frank March and Richard Currey supported the committee’s transition to the Domain Name Commission Limited (DNCL) and from 2012-2013 served as its chair.

Elected: AGM 2018 - AGM 2021

Anthony Bow
Anthony Bow

Email: anthony.bow@internetnz.net.nz

Anthony is Auckland based and has over 25 years of investment management, banking and finance, and taxation experience.  He has been a CEO and business unit leader in financial services entities and has significant commercial, financial and investment expertise and experience.  Anthony is Principal of Waimana Capital, a business strategy and expansion capital firm.  Anthony’s governance roles include Director of Whai Rawa Fund Limited, Deputy Chair and Board Member of the Medical Radiation Technologists Board, and Director of Maungaharuru-Tangitū Limited.  Anthony has a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Auckland and holds Chartered Accountant designation from the professional accounting bodies of New Zealand and Singapore.

Appointed: 2020 - 2022

Amber Craig
Amber Craig

Email: Amber.craig@internetnz.net.nz

Amber has a history in many parts of NZ’s technology business. She spent six years at a large telco, designing and delivering mobile applications and services for New Zealand. She is currently working on web and mobile technology within the financial services industry.

Elected: AGM 2019 - AGM 2022

Melissa Davies
Melissa Davies

Email: melissa.davies@internetnz.net.nz

Before returning home to Christchurch, Melissa was a Senior Executive in strategy and commercialisation roles for several large publicly listed multinationals including Wesfarmers across Australia and NZ. Now she’s working in Governance, launching a startup, and writing a book.

Melissa's pragmatic approach is no doubt due to growing up on a sheep and crop farm in Southbridge, and her professional background which has primarily been in industrial engineering and technology companies. She has also worked in software, publishing, economic development, and for a Blockchain startup. She’s currently on the Board of the Canterbury Employers Chamber of Commerce, the Canterbury A&P Association, Motus Health, NZ Rugby’s Commercial Committee.

She has an MBA from Macquarie, is a qualified Executive Coach, has loved being a Judge for the Hi Tech Awards and the UCE Summer Startups the last couple of years, champions diversity in all its forms, and is passionate about helping people and business’ achieve their potential.

Appointed: 2020 - 2022

Richard Hulse
Richard Hulse

Email: Richard.Hulse@internetnz.net.nz

Richard strongly believes in an internet that does not discriminate, and in the internet as an enabler of social change and societal improvement.

Elected: AGM 2018 - AGM 2021

Sarah Lee
Sarah Lee

Email: Sarah.Lee@internetnz.net.nz 

Ngāti Rongomai, Te Arawa, Sarah Lee has an extensive background in community development roles spanning over two decades. As a Regional Coordinator for the 20/20Trust, Sarah established and maintained a variety of digital literacy programmes in andaround the Horowhenua, Kāpiti and Manawatu regions. With a special interest in the wellbeing of Māori, Sarah enjoys being an active participant in building community resilience and closing socio-economic divides, and most importantly in this context, the digital divide.

Sarah has held a number of governance and community roles, worked for Iwi Māori in senior roles and led a range of successful local and national initiatives around Aotearoa. She lives in rural Marlborough, where the sun shines all year round.

Sarah is currently Chair of the Council’s sub-committee Komiti Whakauru Māori and is amember of InternetNZ’s Grants Panel.

Elected: AGM 2020 - AGM 2022

Kate Pearce
Kate Pearce

Email: kate.pearce@internetnz.net.nz 

Kate Pearce is the Head of Security for Trademe and has worked with clients across the globe on cyber security, helping them building secure systems on scales from small companies to multinational corporations. She has undertaken research into the security of network protocols, and novel offense and defense techniques. Kate is an organizer of BSides Wellington (http://bsides.nz), an inclusive event for cyber security education. She has become involved with promoting diversity, particularly the involvement of women and LBGTQIA+ people, in internet and computer security spaces.

Elected: AGM 2020 - AGM 2023

Don Stokes
Don Stokes

Email: don.stokes@internetnz.net.nz

I am a founding InternetNZ member, InternetNZ Fellow, former Council member and member of the "Hine Commission" that defined how InternetNZ operates the NZ domain. Outside of InternetNZ, I have founded two Internet service providers (one of the first in NZ), built a significant domain hosting services platform and  provided technical leadership in DNS operations, industry competition and open access fibre/layer 2 distribution network architecture and specification, including UFB development.

Elected: AGM 2020 - AGM 2023

Hiria Te Rangi
Hiria Te Rangi

Email: Hiria.TeRangi@Internetnz.net.nz

Tēna rā tātou katoa,

I te taha o toku Nanny,
Ko Hikurangi te Maunga,
Ko Waiapu te Awa,

Ko Mangahanea te Marae
Ko Ngati Porou te Iwi.

I te taha o toku Papa,

Ko Tongariro te Maunga,
Ko Tongariro te Awa,
Ko Hirangi te Marae,
Ko Ngati Tūwharetoa te Iwi.

Ko Hīria Te Ata Te Rangi Kaiamokura ahau.

Hiria has been in the technology sector for a long time, with experience of government departments, software vendors, banks, training institutes and even InternetNZ (when NZRS existed). Through it all, her work was focused on the best interest of the whānau/family so that they can use technology to better their lives as a whole.

Digital inequality is another big topic of interest. Tasks like being able to do your homework, connecting with whānau across the ditch, finding out if the public transport was running; simple everyday things that those with access take for granted. This work is ongoing and a part of what InternetNZ is trying to address.

Tena ra koutou, tena ra koutou, tena ra tatou katoa.

Elected: AGM 2020 - AGM 2023

aimee whitcroft
aimee whitcroft

Email: aimee.whitcroft@internetnz.net.nz

aimee's background and interests are varied, and always widening. She works in and advocates for #openX - open data, open government, civic technology, open source, open access, etc - as well as service design, placemaking, tech (for good), social good and sustainability, strategy, entrepreneurship, foresight / futurecasting and innovation. aimee has worked for a number of NZ’s most respected scientific, government and non-profit organisations, and is founder of web agency Syntropics and co-founder of design consultancy GovWorks NZ. She's also worked on, founded or led a number of community events, from NetHui to GovHack NZ to NerdNite Wellington and Startup Weekend. She is a board member for the international Open Data Charter.

 

Elected: AGM 2019 - AGM 2022