Regional Events Teams

Regional Events Teams

Auckland Events Regional Lead - Phil Boon


Phil Boon

Phil is the regional lead for events in the Auckland and Hamilton regions.

Phil has had a long career in multiple aspects of IT work from developer, through IT Management, Project Management and Business Analysis, over a wide variety of industries. His work has included time in the UK and the USA, as well as responsibility for IT services across ANZ.

Phil chose Business Analysis as his preferred role, through the satisfaction of being at the centre of solving business problems; essentially Business Improvement with an IT-twist. He enjoys being the conduit between developers and ‘the business’, adding value both ways by bringing clarity and deeper understanding to both realms.

Phil has been an IIBA member since 2014, obtained his Certified Business Analysis Professional™ (CBAP®) qualification in 2016 and volunteered to take the lead in organising events in Auckland in late 2018.

Contact Phil at | Mob 021776078

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Wellington Events



The Wellington regional is lead by a team of 5 wonderful volunteers. Events are regulary posted on this website and also on Meetup.

  • Ellan Kay Young - Venues, budget
  • Igor Cherbanenko - facilitating the regular meetups and online events
  • Yingjie Zhang - working with Victoria University on collaborative events and student learning
  • Yadgar Irani - facilitating the regular meetups and online events
  • Carla Angelo - facilitating the regular meetups

Contact the Wellington Team at

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Christchurch Events Regional Lead - Deirdre Caren



Deirdre Caren is a strategic business architect and change agent who is passionate about improving business outcomes through better training, mentoring and intentional business design.  Over the past 20 years, Deirdre has trained almost 5000 people on various topics, processes and change initiates.

Deirdre is the founder and director of Agora Insights Ltd, a training, mentoring and consulting service provider for Business Analysts and Business Architects. Agora Insights is an Endorsed Education Provider (EEP™) with the IIBA® and a Guild Accredited Training Partner™ (GATP™). Deirdre  holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) (Philosophy), is a Certified Business Architect (CBA®) and Certified Business Analysis Professional (CBAP®).

Deirdre has a solid history as a consultant, mentor and facilitator who has worked on a broad range of projects within both the Public and Private sectors.  Deirdre has designed and developed business solutions for multiple companies including:
• Coca-Cola SABCO  
• Christchurch City Council  
• Eskom Holdings
• Tait Communications
• Volkswagen

Deirdre recently joined the IIBA® New Zealand Chapter to offer regional support services.