Board of Directors

Board of Directors


President - Yvonne Bishop


Yvonne is an open, confident, people centric, responsible and action orientated business analysis practitioner who has proven strength in building and managing strong, engaged and capable teams.  She looks for opportunities to develop and share vision and applies her excellent communication and motivational skills to engage people who want to share knowledge, learn and collaborate to help themselves and others achieve great outcomes.

An experienced business analysis professional Yvonne fully understands the value in applying good business analysis.  She has extensive experience establishing and leading analysis practice as well as personally delivering project, programme and enterprise analysis, knowledge and information management, user centred design in business transformation, business change, service development and more.

She has earned a reputation for delivering quality results and is excited to have the opportunity to apply her skills to ensure business analysis practitioners in New Zealand can access professional development, IIBA certification support, networking events and knowledge sharing with existing and emerging business analysis professionals.

"I'm so pleased to have this opportunity to work with, and for analysis practitioners in New Zealand.  As an IIBA member and a business analysis professional I am continually excited by the opportunity to "Help Business do Business Better"

"Please don't hesitate to email me if you have questions, concerns and want to understand more about what IIBA NZ can do to help you, your team or your organisation."


Secretary - Jasmin Wilkins



Jasmin’s enthusiasm for, and commitment to, the business analysis community is demonstrated in her ongoing participation in the IIBA, and as a longstanding member of the BA Development Day conference. 

As a principal consultant at Equinox IT, Jasmin is a business analysis practitioner and trainer, and passionately believes that business analysis is key to helping organisations succeed. The increasing pace of change, often driven by IT enabled business capabilities, leads to significant opportunities for using the business analysis skill set to deliver value. A strong business analysis community provides more opportunities for ongoing development and participation.

Jasmin brings her passion for analysis, and a strong interest in good governance to the Board.


Treasurer - Vacant




VP Sponsorship - Hayden Foster


Hayden is a Senior Business Analyst based in the Wellington region.  Hayden has worked for a number of organisations in the Wellington region since joining the Business Analysis profession in 2009, contributing to the successful delivery of a number of large and complex pieces of work.  Hayden’s customer focussed approach enables him to effectively help organisations achieve project/programme benefits whilst keeping focus on contributing on the strategic objectives.   Hayden’s key strength is his ability to quickly form strong and enduring relationships with stakeholders.  Hayden has been an IIBA member since 2014 and joins the board in 2017. 

My focus is to create value for the New Zealand chapter members by forming long standing sponsorship partnerships that directly benefit the chapter members.  In my spare time I enjoy music, xfit, football, fishing, the occasional craft beer and spending time with my 2 lovely daughters.


VP Professional Development & Certification - Jenny Saunders



Jenny is a highly experienced Consultant focusing on business analysis and transformation. She is an IIBA® Certified Business Analysis Professional™ (CBAP®) and truly believes that great analysts can save an organisation a fortune.  She has worked for a variety of organisations and business sectors within the United Kingdom and New Zealand; including the Metropolitan Police, the automation industry, electronics retail industry, banking sector, New Zealand Dairy industry, training sector and latterly a New Zealand Consultancy.

When she’s not working she can be found on the golf course and enjoying the beautiful New Zealand scenery. 

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VP Marketing & Communications - Lakshmi Narayanan


Elly Bhatia

Laksh brings more than eight years of international experience in management and technology consulting services focussing on business analysis, project management, and strategy implementation areas.
He has worked with leading global management and technology consulting firms and helped some of the Fortune 500 companies implement sustainable solutions with lasting impact.

Laksh is a member of IIBA NZ Chapter since 2016 and he is very much excited to work with the board and broader IIBA community.

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VP Membership - Donald Cruz


Ainsley Haslett

Donald Cruz is a Project Management Professional (PMP), Certified Prince2 Practitioner and Business Analysis Professional (CBAP).
With 14 years of IT experience, he has a proven track record in delivering complex programmes of technology and business process change across trading, sales, front office and operations for the US and European markets.  Donald has extensive international experience in organizational leadership in both private and non-profit organizations.
He is delivery focused, with proven track record of building high potential, multi-disciplined, diverse teams that are commercially savvy and motivated to addressing organizational challenges that are impacting the bottom line.

If you would like to support/volunteer for the IIBA, please email or contact him on LinkedIn.


Immediate Past President - Andrew Willoughby


Andrew Willoughy

Andrew has served on the NZ Chapter board for the last 7 years in both Membership and President roles, he has been honoured to take on these roles and
looks forward to a new look chapter board with our new President Yvonne Bishop.
He will continue to support and work with the board in the capacity of Past President and looks forward to working with this new leadership to
increase focus across our BA Community.


Director at Large - Karin Lehmann



Karin Lehmann has been in the business of change for over 17 years. Starting her career at Cisco Systems in the UK and moving to New Zealand in 2005. Karin has worked as a Project Manager, Senior Business Analyst and Consultant at a range of companies across a wide variety of industries including local council, education, agriculture and construction among others. With a degree in Psychology and having created and taught a Business Analysis course at degree level, Karin is passionate about inspiring and up-skilling others. This year Karin has set up her own consultancy – “Butterfly Business Consulting” which is dedicated to enabling transformational change in individuals, teams and organisations.
Karin was a Speaker at the ‘Building Business Capability’ conference in Sydney (2012, 2013), Florida (2012) and Las Vegas (2013) as well as BA Development day conference, Wellington (2012). Karin co-led the establishment of regular IIBA events in Christchurch, growing the Christchurch event members base to over 150 in just over a year.


IIBA New Zealand Board win 2015 Professional Development Award

The board are very proud to have supported the NZ business analysis community in attaining the 2015 professional development award, recently awarded at BBC in Las Vegas in November 2015.