Board of Directors

Board of Directors

 

President - Phil Cregeen

 

Phil Cregeen

Phil is excited to lead the IIBA NZ Chapter and is keen to support members in developing their skillsets, knowledge and in gaining certification in the IIBA qualifications.

Phil is has worked for 20 years in IT, internationally in Europe and Canada and here in NZ, currently employed as a business analyst working in government and telecommunications. He originally started as a developer in business intelligence before eventually becoming a business analyst, gaining his Certified Business Analysis Professional™ (CBAP®) qualification in 2015.

Of particular interest to Phil is

  • to standardize the way we teach and provide knowledge to members in the practice of business analysis
  • leading and developing deeper partnerships with industry and educational institutions in New Zealand

Phil understands the value of learning and teaching through the IIBA, having taught many students through running IIBA Accelerators Study groups and has been a capability lead in charge of over 50 business analysts.

"I consider this an absolute honour to represent the needs of the New Zealand BA profession through the IIBA and want to make the most of this opportunity to get study groups working again across New Zealand including in remote areas. I also want people to reach out to us at the IIBA for help - we have a strong network to truly support BAs regardless of geography, level of knowledge and meeting people face-to-face through IIBA meetup groups."

Please contact Phil with any questions or feedback at president@newzealand.iiba.org or LinkedIn - he will be more than happy to help!

 


Secretary - Bronwyn White

 

Bronwyn White

Bronwyn is a business analyst working in the Wellington region. Moving into a business analyst role from being a qualified non-clinical public health practitioner has felt like a natural process.

The ethos of collaboration, evidence-based continuous improvement and social justice underpinning the public health is also reflected in the business analyst roles she have been involved with especially representing the customer voice in large complex projects.

She enjoys the role a business analyst plays in providing value-added improvements to the organisations and individuals. A core part of the success of her roles has been

  • her ability to bring people together, analyse data and to draft and maintain documentation. 
  • her passion for working with a learning culture and the continuous shared learning that IIBA and the New Zealand chapter offers its members for progressive development.

"I’m looking to assist others build their confidence and skills to become a BA and realise what a great career option being a BA is!”.

Contact Bronwyn at secretary@newzealand.iiba.org or LinkedIn for enquiries

 


Treasurer - Susan Taylor

 

Susan Taylor
Susan is a experienced business analyst working exclusively in the Wellington market for the last 13 years, after an extended OE that included in New York, Boston, London and the Cayman Islands. Susan's  initial career as a Chartered Accountant provided experience in financial systems definitions, EDP Audit, financial accounting (predominantly in tax havens) and multiple accounting, investment & financial trading system implementations. The systems accounting work sparked Susan's passion for process improvement, automation, using technology for good, and just making things better  - which led her to business analysis. 

Susan has been an IIBA member since 2012, obtained her Certified Business Analysis Professional™ (CBAP®) qualification in 2016 and joins the board in 2018.

Susan is pleased to use her past experience in accountancy in her role as Treasurer. However, she is more excited to be an active member of the board in a wider role. She is passionate about ensuring the wider community of people that use business analysis skills on a day-to-day basis see the value of being part of the IIBA community

Contact Susan at treasurer@newzealand.iiba.org or LinkedIn for enquiries

 


VP Sponsorship - Namita Parshotam

 

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Namita is a people's person with a zest for learning and applying here experience to add value in all that she does. 

She's worked primarily as a BA across telecommunications, banking and government with a strong belief that a good BA skill set can be effectively applied in any environment.
 
She has over 15 years of experience leading strategic initiatives and her skills include

  • a passion for evolving teams, processes and technology.
  • championing the customer and marrying those requirements with those of the business

Namita joins the board in 2019.

"I'm excited to have this opportunity in the sponsorship role to strategically form new relationships as well as leverage existing ones. I am also looking forward to collaborating with the board and members of the IIBA New Zealand Chapter"

Contact Namita at sponsorship@newzealand.iiba.org or LinkedIn for enquiries

 
 


VP Professional Development & Certification - Graeme Prentice

 

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Graeme's introduction to a career in IT started when he became involved in software implementations in the 90's with experience in the financial and insurance industries.

He discovered that business analysis roles provided the ideal mix of identifying problems along with helping deliver business value through well-crafted solutions.

Key focus areas for Graeme within the role for the IIBA NZ Chapter are

  • the active encouragement and facilitation of BA’s studying for accreditation
  • supporting those maintaining their professional qualifications
  • continuing to promote the business analysis role in today’s changing organisations

"If you are not constantly learning new ideas and technologies you are not standing still but actually moving backwards." 

Contact Graeme at certification@newzealand.iiba.org or LinkedIn for enquiries​

 


VP Marketing & Communications - Paul Benn (AdvDipBPM,DipBA, ACC - IIBA)

 

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Paul started his career as a Business Analyst in South Africa after about 7 years working in the business side of organisations.  He hadn't considered being a business analyst until his manager approached him after a successful project, and asked if he would consider taking on a business analyst role. 
Since then his professional business analysis career has taken him to London, Copenhagen, and now Wellington New Zealand. 
 
Paul now has more than 24 years experience working as a business analyst across numerous projects involving share trading systems, data warehousing, mobile and web applications and many more.  Paul's passion for this profession saw him joining IIBA South Africa where he also discovered the joy of contributing to the development of a business analysis community. 

Paul has support professional development days, strategy development, chaired and spoken at conferences within the IIBA community.  This has given Paul exposure to many international speakers, mentors and authors that have all helped him develop and improve his own analysis skills. 

Paul is keen to join IIBA NZ and is excited to work with us to support our community, to collaborate, learn and pay forward so we can develop and grow the next generations of analysis professionals.

Contact Paul at marketing@newzealand.iiba.org or LinkedIn for enquiries about collaborating or contributing with the IIBA NZ Chapter.

 


VP Membership - Ryan Li

 

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Ryan has been volunteering as an IIBA event organiser in Auckland since 2016. During this time he has gained a good understanding of the role the Chapter plays in the local BA community.  He's keen to continue to support NZ's business analysis community by applying his skills and experience learned as an event organiser to serve the ongoing development and opportunities for Chapter members.
Ryan has been an IIBA member since 2016 and currently works as an Agile Business Analyst at NZ Post.

Ryan holds CCBA and IIBA-AAC certifications and is also a certified Scrum Master.  As well as having event organisation experience Ryan is a trustee of a charitable trust so brings practical experience of working as a voluntary board member for a non-profit organisation.

Contact Ryan on email membership@newzealand.iiba.org for membership enquiries or if you would like to support / volunteer for the IIBA,

 


Immediate Past President - Yvonne Bishop

 

Yvonne Bishop

Yvonne has served on the NZ Chapter board for the last 2 years in the President role, and previously in the role of volunteering for the BA development day for a number of years and she has been honoured to take on these roles.

Yvonne will continue to support and work with the board in the capacity of Past President and she will continue to look for opportunities to develop, share the IIBA vision and collaborate to help themselves and others achieve great outcomes.

"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"

Contact Yvonne at pastpresident@newzealand.iiba.org or LinkedIn for enquiries