PMI New Zealand Chapter

Board of Directors

National board directors


PMINZ Directors oversee the governance and planning the future direction of PMINZ. They bring energy, ideas, and enthusiasm to influence, contribute to, and oversee the performance and strategic progress of the organisation.

Current PMINZ Board Members:


Brian Belworthy

Vice President of Finance

Kevin Jones

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Bushra Nur

Bushra has an MBA (Hons) from Massey University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Computing Science & Information Systems as well as postgraduate qualifications in Computing Science. She has other qualifications in project and portfolio management. Bushra brings with her more than a decade of industry experience in the IT industry in a variety of leadership roles in the private and public sector. 

Her interests lie in strategic portfolio management and linkage to organisational strategy, investment planning and benefits realisation. Bushra comes from a technology and project management, PMO, EPMO background. She strongly believes an organisation needs to be enabled to deliver major organisational changes and digital transformations - customer centricity being front of mind. A proven leader in building high performing teams and fostering a culture of excellence, Bushra views projects as vehicles for delivering business and organisational strategies. 

Bushra’s vision is for project sponsors and benefit owners to actively champion their projects and support project managers to achieve successful project outcomes via successful benefits realisation.


Ian Currie

Ian is new to PMINZ and is passionate about aligning the construction industry and PMINZ.Ian Currie photo Ian’s key objectives are to upskill the project management profession in the construction industry, increase awareness of the project management profession in the construction sector, and to increase the membership base for PMINZ.

Ian has a BEng from Canterbury University and has been a structural engineer, a contractor, and a project manager in the vertical construction sector over the last 30 years across Australasia and in the UK. He is the Southern Operations Manager for The Building Intelligence Group and enjoys delivering projects and programmes of work across the South Island. Ian is also a member of the Institute of Directors and enjoys the value and challenge that governance roles can provide.

In his spare time Ian loves spending time with family, volunteering in his neighbourhood and doing a bit of sailing around Lyttleton Harbour.


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Samantha Samuel

Samantha was appointed to the board in 2019 in the role of VP National Operations supporting the PMINZ branch level operations. She is an Associate Member of Institute of Directors (NZ).

She became an active member of PMINZ in 2015 and obtained her PMP certification in 2016. She currently works for Fonterra Cooperative as a Technical Process Projects Manager. Project Management has been the core of her career for the last 10 years. Samantha was elected to the board by members in 2020 and serves on the PMINZ Board currently as a Board Director. Her recent activities of support have been working on PMINZ 3 year strategy plans (2021-2023) and re-establishing the CPN study groups for branches along with the support of her fellow board members.


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Nicola Faithful

Responsible for policy review, the constitution review, and dispute resolution processes, ensuring alignment to PMI global as well as New Zealand legislation.

Nicola joined the PMINZ Board in September 2019.  She is a Chartered member of the Institute of Directors and an active member of the Auckland PMO Forum.  She has held senior project and technology leadership roles in large companies here and in the UK, and run her own small consulting company.  Nicola is passionate about developing a positive high performing culture and supporting others to reach their potential.  She is head of the University of Auckland’s Strategic Programme Office, an enterprise level PMO that supports portfolio definition, formation and delivery of programmes and projects formation, and benefit realisation.  



Kamahl Connor

 Kam has been a PMINZ Board member since the start of 2020. He lives in Wellington and in his day job he is one of the Directors with Comspek Recruitment, where he has been for the last 14 years. He loves the Project Management community and fact that they are so easy to get along with and have an infectious positive outlook! 

Out of work his 3 kids keep him busy, but he also loves heading to Brewtown for a quick drink and snap hooking drives out of bounds on the golf course. You may also  get a laugh out of seeing him battle away on the Hutt motorway riding his bicycle to and from work in the gale force wind. What a life!



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Donald Cruz

Donald has 17 years of project experience in the private sector and a wide variety of management experience in the banking, utilities, and consultancy industries (both in New Zealand and in Asia-Pacific regions). He earned his degree in Master of Information Management from Victoria University of Wellington in 2016 where he graduated with distinction. Apart from his day job, he also worked part-time as a Teaching Fellow on Project Management for Victoria University of Wellington (Graduate Business School) where he led and facilitated classes for post-graduate students on Project Management.  

Throughout his years in the industry, he has been active in volunteering on professional non-profit organisations like IIBA where he held a Board of Directorship role (Vice President). He has governed and managed nationwide programmes, projects, initiatives, and engagements with the industry leaders to increase awareness on the importance of project structures and analysis skillset. He is consistently maintaining good standing status on all his professional certifications namely: PMP, MSP Practitioner, Prince2 Practitioner and CBAP. He is also actively mentoring young professionals in his free time specifically around project management, business analysis, change management and quality assurance. To balance it all off, he is working part time as a group fitness instructor and a yoga teacher.  


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Tattianna Picoaga

Tattianna is passionate about helping people and organisations to thrive. Tattianna is an IT Engineer with experience in international consulting firms and different delivery roles. Her expertise is in topics related to: IT Strategy, Digital Transformation, Strategy and Planning, Business Improvement, BA, PMO Strategy and Delivery and Change. She led and facilitated many teams to achieve long term outcomes with an innovative and holistic perspective that brings collaboration, integration, and direction.  

With over twenty years of experience, Tattianna had delivered a large portfolio of “complex assignments” for different industries in the government and private sector, with successful sustainable long-term outcomes for the organisations she worked for, their teams and their industries.
Tattianna led multi-faceted business and digital transformation initiatives while mentoring senior leaders to embed new business capabilities in their businesses and journeys. As a natural mentor, Tattianna has been involved in academia as a lecturer and consultant in topics related to IT Strategic Planning and solutions design, using different business and IT methodologies and approaches.
Tattianna's experience includes volunteer roles for non-profit professional organisations and charities.
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Chapter Membership

Total Members 1232
New Members This Year 97
PMP® Members 652
CAPM® Members 86
PgMP® Members 5
PMI-SP® Members 3
PMI-RMP® Members 4
PMI-ACP® Members 27
PfMP® Members 1
PMI-PBA® Members 3
Members with no Certification 497
Breakdown by type  
Individual Members 1205
Student Members 20
Other Members 7
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