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 Wayne Newman FRNSNZ

A member since 1986, Wayne seldom exhibits his works. He has been a company director since 1996 and a private consultant since 1990, providing services to a range of private companies, local authorities and central government agencies, including Crown Law, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Ministry for the Environment. He has acted as convener of several national working groups of officials on matters generally related to transport and road infrastructure and is currently convener of such a group overseeing the design and provision of consistent cycling and walking infrastructure nationally. He was executive officer of the Research and Guidelines Steering Group of the Road Controlling Authorities Forum (NZ) for ten years, Secretary of The Royal Numismatic Society of New Zealand until taking up the position of President of the Academy at the end of July and was Editor of the New Zealand Numismatic Journal for four years. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Numismatic Society of New Zealand earlier this year for services to the Society and numismatics. He has been Treasurer of his local resident’s association for a decade. He has a COP in Economics and MA (Hons) in Politics and History (Auckland).


Elizabeth (Libby) Kemp

Libby is a watercolour artist and photographer based in Wellington. She has 20 years’ experience working in public sector governance providing support in the areas of governance and strategic management, and board secretariat roles including governance advice, and budgetary reporting advice. She is a Bachelor of Business Studies (BBS) Massey University graduate with accounting and contract law qualifications. Her interests include art, photography, music, water sports and travel. She was the recipient of the 2015 Gordon Harris ‘Innovation in Watercolour’ and other national Watercolour NZ Awards, a finalist in the international Environmental section of the Ireland Photograph of the Year for two years in 2004 and 2005, and travelled to Xiamen, China, to gift a Wellington Photographic Society exhibition to the children of Xiamen Province. Libby competed at regional level in squash and in keelboat yacht racing as a member of the Women’s Wellington representative team at the Women’s Keelboat Championships.


Martin Jenkins

Martin Jenkins has qualifications in Civil Engineering and Finance and post-graduate Certificates in Applied Finance, Export and Horticultural Industry Practice. He has worked in engineering, project management, property development consultancy, retail property management, business development consultancy, road safety education campaigning and intellectual property licensing. He has significant expertise and experience in business in both New Zealand and Australia. He was involved with the planning of the World Square project in central Sydney. Martin’s interests are tennis, art and horticulture. He has been awarded Honorary Life Membership by both the Thorndon Tennis & Squash Club and Watercolour New Zealand for services to their societies. He established the Portrait Club Wellington in 2009. In 2005, he established New Zealand’s first campaign to educate New Zealanders about the dangers of driving while tired. He wrote ‘The Drowsy Driving Handbook’ and produced ‘The Drowsy Driving DVD’ and wrote the Driver Fatigue section for the 2006 New Zealand Road Code.



Faser Carson

Fraser Carson is a co-director of Flightdec, a Wellington-based marketing and communications agency. He is the creator of the Flightdec Communities & concept and is a founding partner. His passions centre on innovation as an enabler, and openness and connectivity as pathways to transform communities. Fraser trained as a graphic designer and creative art director. He started his working life with TV One (now TVNZ) and then BBC TV in London. Since then he has worked as an art director, managing director and strategist for many of New Zealand’s largest and most successful agencies, including J Walter Thompson, Rialto (HKM), Brock Carson Agency, Grey Advertising and Ogilvy & Mather. Fraser is a past chair of the advisory board for the Centre for Applied Cross-Cultural Research at Victoria University of Wellington (CACR), a former board member and trustee for the New Zealand Art Show and a past chair of Events Wellington, an event-industry membership organisation serving the Wellington region. Fraser takes a keen interest in community affairs, particularly the arts, education and the not-for-profit sector.


John Dow

John Dow is Director of Agenda Limited and the Wellington Gold Awards. He has successfully created and established numerous local, regional, national and international events, projects and marketing campaigns. The Gold Awards have become well known as a celebration of excellence and enterprise by businesses in the Wellington Region. He was responsible for organising all ceremonial aspects of opening the Team New Zealand base at Valencia in 2007. Within the football realm, John secured the A League Licence for Wellington in 2007 and assisted in establishing the Wellington Phoenix Football Club as well as winning the bid for Wellington to host the All Whites versus Bahrain World Cup Qualifier. He is Club President of Wellington United AFC. John brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to the Academy Council.


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