Meet our new board members for 2020

We are delighted to inform you about our two new IIBA NZ Board members and to let you know we're keeping our Treasurer, Susan, for another term.

From April 2020, Paul Benn (Wellington) will take up the VP Marketing and Communication portfolio and Ryan Li (Auckland) will take up the VP Membership portfolio.  Susan Taylor (Wellington) will continue for a second term as Treasurer of the IIBA NZ Chapter.

Nominations for these portfolios were uncontested.  The Board approved the appointment of Paul and Ryan into their nominated portfolios and were very pleased to retain Susan. The Board (incoming and exiting) and our Regional Event Coordinators will meet in Wellington in February 2020 to effect the transition of these Board portfolios.

Here is an overview of our new Board members and an updated overview of our Treasurer - join us in warmly welcoming them to IIBA NZ Chapter Board 2020!

Ryan Li - Incomin VP Membership for 2020
ryan_li_profile.jpgRyan 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.

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Paul Benn – Incoming VP Marketing and Communication for 2020

paul_benn.pngPaul 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.  

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Susan Taylor – Treasuruer for 2020

susan_taylor.jpgSusan is an experienced business analyst working exclusively in the Wellington market for the last 15 years, after an extended OE that included in New York, Boston, London and the Cayman Islands. 

Her 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.
It was through the systems account work that Susan's passion for process improvement, automation and technology was born which subsequently led her to business analysis. 

Susan has been an IIBA member since 2012, obtained her Certified Business Analysis Professional™ (CBAP®) qualification in 2016, recertified just days ago and joined the IIBA NZ Chapter Board in 2018. 

She's enjoyed using her past experience in accountancy in her role as Treasurer and has enjoyed the opportunities that have come with being on the IIBA NZ Chapter Board including being involved with a wide community of people that use business analysis skills on a day-to-day basis and has appreciated seeing the value of being part of the IIBA community.

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