NZGS election and expression of interest results

- Ross Roberts

NZGS management committee election

I’m delighted to report that our election is now closed, and results are in. We had one of the strongest fields of candidates for years, giving you the difficult task of choosing between 11 really great people. As a result we had a great voter turn-out, with 493 votes cast – a 36% turnout is really good for a voluntary society like ours. Sadly there were only five spaces available on the committee, and these were taken by (in alphabetical order):

We have two returning candidates, and three new starters – a nice balance of experience and fresh ideas. These candidates will be presented to the AGM (scheduled for 7 September in Auckland, COVID permitting) for ratification.

I’d like to thank all the candidates who stood. Their enthusiasm is gratefully received, and we hope to involve all the candidates in some NZGS activities – their skills will be really welcome on many of our NZGS projects.

Expressions of interest

We have had two expressions of interest recently, for a new co-editor of Geomechanics News and for a role leading the redevelopment of our website. I’m delighted to report that the new co-editor of NZ Geomechanics News will be Camilla Gibbons, and that the website project will be led by Sateesh Pisini – our first overseas appointment! You can keep track of this project (and all our other projects) on the Activities tab of this website (for logged in members only).

I’m looking forward to working with this fantastic group of people. NZGS is in safe hands.

Ross Roberts
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