IPANZ New Professionals

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

Kavya Shrivastava

New Professionals Co-convenor (Wellington)

I work as a Portfolio Manager at Land Information New Zealand. I manage New Zealand’s Crown-owned land for best use, including disposal of crown land. Previously, I worked part-time at Ministry of Justice while studying for my Bachelor of Commerce at Victoria University (majoring in Economics, International Business and Marketing).

I joined the IPANZ New Professional leadership team in late 2018 and became co- convener. I am interested in fostering a community for new professionals in the public sector. I have enjoyed attending and supporting IPANZ events which provide a great opportunity to meet like minded people.

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.

Randall Smith

I work as a Technology Consultant in the Consulting practice at Deloitte. As a technology consultant I have specialised in IT project delivery of digital applications, as well as testing and test management. In my work I am passionate about New Zealand (having grown up in New Zealand), as well as collaborating with our Public Sector clients to achieve the best results for the sector as well as New Zealand citizens.

I Joined IPANZ in mid-2018 as one of the Deloitte delegate of the New Professionals Committee. What encouraged me to join was the thought provoking sessions I had attended and the professional development opportunities of discuss pressing issues with other new and experienced public sector professionals on those topics. This has been a really exciting opportunity to elevate the new professional voice. We have been successful in putting on some really engaging and valuable events, and look forward to continuing to put forward events that all new professionals can be excited about!

Randall Smith

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