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 currently at Level 8, 276 Lambton Quay, Wellington (temporarily until Q2/2019). We at ACENZ wear many hats, and the below outlines only a portion of our core responsibilities. If you ever have a question, just reach out and we can connect you with the right person.


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Paul EvansChief Executive

Paul joined ACENZ in March 2019. He is an experienced Chief Executive with a proven track record in member-based not-for-profit organisations, with an emphasis on enhancing stakeholder engagement, driving member value and increasing organisational profile.

Paul has a passion for advancing challenging projects, enhancing relationships and ultimately delivering outstanding member-focused results.


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Holly Morchat - General Manager

Head of Events / Conferences, Sponsorship, and Marketing; Operations Extraordinaire and creative strategy queen. 

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 as a short term Project Manager to handle running of the ASPAC Conference. Now Holly has moved into the General Manager role, a 2IC role, overseeing ACENZ operations and heading up the Events, Sponsorship, and Marketing programmes among everything else operational. 

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 10+ years of experience in the meetings and tourism industries with a sales, marketing and strategic relationship focus and most recently has been elected to the Board of AuSAE (Australasian Society for Association Executives).


Janet Ziegler - Finance & Administration Manager

Photo and bio coming soon.


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Katie Bartlett - Membership Engagement Manager

Head of Membership, Regional Chair liaison, and dominator of engagement activities.

Katie joined ACENZ as a Membership and Events Manager in May 2015 and was promoted to Membership Engagement Manager in late 2018. 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!


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