IPANZ New Professionals

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

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.

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.

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.

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.


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