The ACENZ Staff consists of four full time personnel working from the office in Wellington. ACENZ shares office space with IPWEA, the Institute of Public Works Engineering Australiasia on the eighth floor at 276 Lambton Quay.


KIERAN SHAW - Chief Executive

Kieran was appointed as CEO of ACENZ, 1 June, 2006. His educational background is in business and economics (London) that was followed by executive roles in financial control and project management for major international oil & gas projects in Europe, USA, Africa and Asia.

Kieran was brought to New Zealand in 1984 by the Petroleum Corporation NZ to head up their new Project Services Division and co-ordinate development of the Taranaki onshore oil & gas fields. After undertaking a similar role for ECNZ Kieran joined Queenstown Lakes District Council as deputy CEO, followed by seven years as CEO of Carterton (Wairarapa) District Council.

Kieran was a successful musician in seventies UK and continues to write and perform music. He and his wife Susie have four children, and they live at their iconic “French Village” corporate retreat complex in the Wairarapa.


Holly has previously worked for ACENZ from 2012 to 2015 as first the Executive Officer and then as Corporate Services and Communications Manager. After a brief time living in Bahrain (the Middle East), she couldn't resist the opportunity to return to beautiful New Zealand and assist ACENZ. She now serves as the General Manager, overseeing ACENZ operations and heading up both the Events and Sponsorship departments.

When not working, she enjoys running (in order to eat and drink her way through Wellington) and staying busy with the many exciting things to do in Wellington and New Zealand.

Holly graduated from Texas A&M University with a Bachelor of Science in Recreation, Park and Tourism Sciences as well as a Graduate Diploma of Commerce in Management from Victoria University of Wellington. She has close to 10 years of experience in the meetings and tourism industries with a sales and marketing focus.


CATHERINE CHONG - Corporate Services Manager

Catherine was appointed as part-time Research Executive in October 2014 before moving into her Corporate Services role. Her education background is in Science majoring in Physics (National University of Singapore).

Leaving her beautiful hometown Penang in Malaysia, she lived in Singapore for almost 10 years before deciding to explore non-Asia countries and landed in New Zealand as a holiday worker in 2009. Before coming to New Zealand, she was the Business Analyst of a leading cosmetics retailing group in Asia. She lived in Napier and Auckland before making Wellington her permanent home.

She spends her free time sinking her teeth into novels by her favourite authors Haruki Murakami and Belinda Alexandra to name a few, as well as watching her favourite sitcom Miranda, and Jack Black movies.

KATIE BARTLETT - Membership & Events Manager

Katie was appointed as an Events and Promotions Manager at ACENZ in May 2015 and then converted to Membership Manager in 2016. Katie’s educational background is a post graduate diploma in financial economics and a bachelor of business studies majoring in marketing from Massey University.

Katie’s marketing experience includes sponsorship and event work within the health and fitness industry, coordination of music events in London, and marketing communication work within the insurance industry.

Katie enjoys getting out and about and being social and is a regular attendee at sporting events, concerts and festivals. In her spare time she is an adamant gymer, hardcore foodie (that’s where the gyming comes in handy), and loves traveling!


Kieran Shaw

Holly Morchat

Katie Bartlett

Catherine Chong

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