IPANZ New Professionals

Connect, be inspired and develop your career with the IPANZ New Professionals Network.

Georgina Geotina

New Professionals Co-convenor

I joined the New Professionals leadership team in March 2015 and since July 2016 have been Co-Convenor of the IPANZ New Professionals. My background is in organisational development, with experience in leadership development, talent management, employee experience and engagement.

I currently work in the Organisational Development team at New Zealand Police. I’ve previously worked at the Victoria University of Wellington and the State Services Commission. I’m also a member of the NZ Asian Leaders network.

Ashleigh.Bywater-Schulze

New Professionals Co-convenor


I joined IPANZ New Professionals Team leadership team late 2016 to support those new to the public sector workforce and to work alongside other like-minded individuals. I became Co-Convenor in November 2017.

I work within Parliamentary Service in Business Process Management. I want to help create new opportunities to support people under the New Professionals umbrella; and to ensure we are constantly growing, flexible and supportive to our present new professionals and future public servants.

Jennifer Rozendaal

New Professional Co-Convenor (Auckland)

I am a Human Capital Consultant at Deloitte, where I help organisations with their talent and improves employee experiences. This includes building the desired culture, improving the way learning is done within an organisation and considering how to respond to the future of work.

As a young professional who has worked across both public and private sector projects in Wellington and Auckland, I am excited to be part of starting IPANZ New Professionals in Auckland and look forward to helping New Professionals build connections, share stories and open up opportunities.

Outside of work, I enjoy running, reading, painting and am always up for brunch; so reach out if you want to share some ideas for IPANZ Auckland New Professionals over brunch.

Geordie Johnson

I work as a solicitor in the Public, Regulatory and Competition team at Russell McVeagh. The team provides advice to a range of public sector departments and entities as well as advice to private clients looking to interact with the public sector. I joined the IPANZ New Professionals Leadership Team in April 2017 and have thoroughly enjoyed supporting the opportunities that the committee provides to new professionals.

Ash Krynen

I currently work at Deloitte as a Forensic Analyst in Wellington, New Zealand, specialising in data analytics as well as general risk. In 2018 I completed my Masters in Information Management at Victoria University. My thesis was on the measurement and assessment of data capabilities within and across organisations, while my honours thesis was on the assessment of the suitability of Linked Data technologies within the New Zealand education system. During my studies I worked part-time at the Department of Conservation as a Data Administrator within the Capability Development team, which consisted of documenting and managing aspects of DOC’s learning management system at a platform administrator level.

Max Lin

I am a policy advisor in the Financial Markets Policy team at MBIE. Prior to joining MBIE, I was active in a number of social and student organisations at university. This included publishing a report for Child Poverty Action Group, serving as the Education Vice-President on the Auckland University Students Association, and being involved in inter-varsity debating. I joined the New Professionals in late 2017 because I want to help promote a more vibrant and connected public sector.

Louise Reddiford

I work as a Senior Organisational Development Advisor at the Department of Conservation. The team works on a range of portfolios from induction, diversity and inclusion, talent management, employee engagement, and leadership development. I studied Commerce at Victoria University majoring in Human Resources and minoring in Marketing and a Bachelor of Tourism Management.

I joined IPANZ as I enjoy working with a diverse range of people who all share the passion to positively impact the future leaders of the public sector. My current role in the team is co-convening the 2018 IPANZ Conference focused on the future of the Public Sector.

Olivia Rynne

As a young professional very new to the public sector I am very pleased to be a part of the New Professionals leadership team. I am a consultant at Deloitte and work with the public sector to help shape a system that will benefit New Zealand for generations to come. I am currently working at the Ministry of Education and thoroughly enjoying the passion of the public sector and I am very interested in supporting New Professionals to share this interest. I studied psychology, marketing and management at the University of Auckland and previously worked in human resource management at Fonterra.


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