ASSOCIATION OF 

ADMINISTRATIVE PROFESSIONALS

NEW ZEALAND INC.

Te Kawarangi


FINALISTS

ANGIE SIMMS
(
2019 Finalist)

Angela Simms is EA to the Deputy Chief Executive, Crown Property at Land Information New Zealand (LINZ) after nearly 13 years in various PA/EA roles at Victoria University of Wellington.

Angela has over 30 years’ experience as a professional administrator, gained in the areas of IT, Transport,
Law, Education and Government in New Zealand and Australia.  She enjoys the
autonomy and scope her roles have provided, and witnessed much change during her career.  Angela embraces the power of connection, networking and professional development to move forward and stay relevant.  



2019 Finalist

KELLY NELSON
(
2019 Finalist)

Kelly is the Executive Coordinator at VSA, where she has worked directly with three CEOs since 2011.
Although she declared at the age of fourteen, she would “never be anyone’s secretary”, 30ish years later Kelly is now proud to call herself an Administrative Professional and advocates for the recognition of administrators as professionals.

A B.Com graduate in Business Administration, Kelly also has the Legal Executive Certificate, and is currently undertaking GDipBusSt (HR) study extramurally.

A member of AAPNZ since 2014, Kelly is
currently serving in the Wellington GMT as the Finance Officer and Administrative Officer.


 2019 Finalist











TRACEY FLEET
(
2019 Finalist)

Tracey Fleet has been Team Leader of Events & Community Campaigns at the Cancer Society since May 2018, with nearly 20 years of administrative experience.   

Tracey restarted the AAPNZ Dunedin Group in 2017, steadily building up membership.  This resulted in the Group being awarded the Membership Growth Award and Tracey, the President’s Award at last year’s Conference.

Tracey recently stepped down as Group President but is still on their GMT.  Tracey’s passion is event management and she hopes to continue this career, with personal development through AAPNZ and other opportunities.

 2019 Finalist











PAST WINNERS

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2018 WINNER

MARY HUFFADINE

Mary Huffadine is the Administrator for the Safety Investigation Unit, Civil Aviation Authority. She has over 20 year’s administrative experience within the Aviation, Education and the Medical profession. Her role within the Safety Investigation Unit requires her to be highly flexible and knowledgeable of technical aspects and is often the go-to person. Through her passion for the administrative profession, Mary is assisting with developing a learning pathway for other professional administrators within CAA. Mary is also a member of the AAPNZ Wellington Group and is currently on the management team.




2017 WINNER

VALERIE LANG

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.


2016 WINNER

DIANNE PARKER

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 perseverance 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 working 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.


2015 WINNER

REBEKA (Bex) ADAMSON

Read an updated profile for Rebeka from the Real Careers series by Exceptional EA

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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