Current Council

The day-to-day affairs of the Association are conducted by the members of the Council, who come from various parts of New Zealand, and work within a variety of organisations dealing with population issues. Recent councils have comprised individuals working in central government departments, various departments within universities, area health boards, and local and regional councils.

Councillors are elected annually at the Annual General Meeting. Since PANZ members live in many parts of New Zealand, postal and electronic voting is used to elect the Council.

See our constitution here

The PANZ 2020/2021 Council

President: Dr. Rosemary Goodyear
Senior Analyst, Wellbeing and Housing Statistics
Statistics New Zealand

Vice President: Professor Tahu Kukutai
Professor of Demography, National Institute of Demographic and Economic Analysis
University of Waikato

Treasurer: Andrew Hancock
Statistical Analyst, Classifications and Standards
Statistics New Zealand

Secretary: Shefali Pawar
Senior Research Officer, National Institute of Demographic and Economic Analysis,
University of Waikato

Dr Niyi Alimi
Lecturer in Economics,
Waikato Management School, Waikato University

Michael Berry
User Needs Consultant, Census Statistics
Statistics New Zealand

Rebekah Hennessey
Insights Analyst, Statistics New Zealand

Dr Tze Ming Mok
Data and Insights Lead, The Southern Initiative
Auckland Council

Isaac Morunga

Dr. Arvind Zodgekar
Senior Lecturer, Department of Sociology (Now retired)
Victoria University