Meet the Executive Committee of the New Zealand Geographical Society - 2017
President - Professor Harvey Perkins, University of Auckland
Ann joined CSAFE in late 2010. Her research interests include family farming, rural community resilience, social assessment, social indicators and demography. Ann has represented New Zealand at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO). She was awarded a New Zealand Suffrage Medal in 1993 for work with rural women.
Maria's main research area involves transnationalism and the social strategies of migrants and people living mobile livelihoods, such as seafarers.She is particularly interested in how family connections can be sustained and how people's integration in communities is affected. Recently she has focused on the social well being of people in the Pacific, and policies surrounding social welfare.
David is Associate Director (Academic) in the School of Environment, University of Auckland. In addition to coordinating the School's undergraduate and postgraduate programmes David teaches economic geography and geographic research methods and analysis.
As Managing Editor, Etienne oversees a team of four editors supporting the New Zealand Geographer, the Society's journal with Wiley-Blackwell. In addition to his role with the New Zealand Geographer he is an Editorial Board member of the Journals: Applied Geography, Local Economy and the Journal of Geography in Higher Education. He currently chairs the International Geographic Union’s Commission on Marginalization, Globalization and Local and Regional Response (C 04-27).
Membership Officer, Dr Karen Fisher, School of Environment, University of Auckland
Tertiary Liaison with New Zealand Board of Geography Teachers - Tony Binns, Department of Geography, Otago University
IGU Representative & Geographic Board Representative - Professor Mike Roche, School of People, Environment and Planning, Massey University