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2017 Finalist)

Andrea's career has been primarily based in the dairy industry working with the likes of Fonterra, AgResearch, DairyNZ and now LIC (Livestock Improvement Corporation). 

Her current position as an EA to a Senior Executive within LIC sees her playing an active role in transforming the company from good to great.  In addition to her role she regularly provides mentoring and leadership to colleagues and is taking every opportunity to improve her leadership and coaching skills to realise her full potential.  

Andrea is also a member of the AAPNZ Waikato Group and is on the management team as Group President.

2017 Finalist

2017 Finalist)

Tracy Sherlock is the Executive Assistant to the Chief Executive Officer/Board of Directors at Zespri International Limited at Mount Maunganui.  

Tracy brings 20 years of administrative experience having held positions in a Global Marketing Company, Medical Profession and the Hospitality Industry.  Tracy is able to tailor her skill set to meet the requirements of her roles.  

In addition to her duties as an Executive Assistant, Tracy is involved in the Association of Administrative Professionals NZ Inc as the Group President for the Tauranga Group.  Tracy has a passion for Administration and her fellow administrative professionals and is a strong advocate for this profession.

 2017 Finalist


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Valerie is the Personal Assistant to the General Manager for Mitton ElectroNet and a member of the Senior Management Team providing leadership and direction to the wider company.  She is directly responsible for the day to day management of three corporate offices and manages a team of 3 administrators.  Valerie has over 20 years' experience working in the electricity industry both at a corporate level and at sites throughout NZ.  She has wide-ranging experience that includes Technical Writing, Operational Health and Safety, Quality Assurance, Project Management and HR.  Valerie is also a member of the AAPNZ Christchurch Group and is currently on the management team as immediate past President.



Dianne is the current Group President for the Wellington region and a senior administrator at the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA).

Dianne is a great example of perseverence having applied for APA the previous year and not making the final cut for the three finalist positions.  Not to be put off, Dianne put her name forward again the following year and the rest is history!

Dianne has had a very busy year as the APA winner and visited and/or presented to a number of Groups within NZ.

She has also been a Panel member and a Presenter at the last two EA/PA Conferences.  She has given presentations to external organisations and written an article for AAPNZ Group Newsletters.

Dianne has completed the first AAPNZ Competency Certificate and is currently workig on the next one.

Dianne's goal is to raise the profile of administration as a professional career and she wants to continue to promote this in the future.



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Bex has had an amazing year and has spoken at various conferences and has built a huge profile thanks to her social media prowess, which includes marketing for AAPNZ as well.  She is a member to keep an eye on and an amazing ambassador for the association and administrative professionals in New Zealand.

 “From what I have seen, AAPNZ is a great organisation to be a part of as it creates opportunities for Administrative Professionals.  I have seen a real change in Rebeka Adamson since she won the 2015 AAPNZ Administrative Professional Award. However I have been most impressed by her willingness to seize every opportunity that comes along to learn and grow – and I have been impressed by the support and encouragement she gets from this association.” – David Andrews, Operations Director at Enable New Zealand 

Bronwyn Marshall 

2014 Winner

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 2013 Winner

Kay Lindsay

 2012 Winner

Kelly Brown

 2011 Winner

Tracey Simpson-Smith

 2010 Winner

 Debra Clark

 2009 Winner

Katherine Jones

 2008 Winner

Vicki Faint

 2007 Winner

Moira Jones

2006 Winner


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