Volunteers spotlight

Volunteer spotlight

Professionals providing outstanding support to PMINZ


2017 Quest Apartment Hotels Volunteer of the Year Award finalists

The independent judging panel for Volunteer of the Year, comprised three of the Australian Chapter Presidents. One of the Judges was the Judge for the Australian PMI Volunteer of the Year award and another was the recipient of the Australian Volunteer of the Year Award in 2016. These judges signed confidentiality agreements and declared that they had no conflict of interest with any of the nominations, before reviewing all information on the nomination forms. They commented on the impressive standard of nominations this year.

The Judging Panel agreed unanimously on the following three finalists:

  • Lindsay Addie 
  • Michael Hawker 
  • Tania Cotter. 




Lindsay has been and continues to be active in his volunteering roles for PMI. This includes Promapp Lead, South Island Branch Volunteer Coordinator,  Review Committee member,  a participant on the Constitution review, Nominating Committee Convenor for the new PMINZ Directors election, and the PMINZ operational overhaul known as Project Spring Clean  The Judges commented that Lindsay's work is “extremely important for PMINZ and includes some not-so-exciting, but paramount stuff”.  




Michael has been the Manawatu-Whanganui sub-branch Certification Preparation Networking (CPN) programme facilitator since 2015. He developed the training materials and provides one-on-one assistance. During this time, he identified and visited many local  employers, encouraging certification participation and PMI membership. His candidate pass rate for PMI exams has been approximately 85%. He is also actively engaged with the wider sub-branch activities.



Tania is the National Portfolio Lead for PMI Communications. Her nomination spoke of her unconditional commitment to PMINZ and multiple achievements: developing a communications calendar and implementation plan, the PMINZ Style Guide, new templates for email communications, writing the monthly chapter newsletter, Volunteer newsletter and Central Branch newsletter, website content management plan, oversees the website activity, and wrote more than 80% of the content for the new website, which was developed and made live very quickly. Finally, Tania is focused on identifying member benefits and ensuring that these are communicated. 


The winner will be announced at the Conference Dinner on Thursday 21 September 2017.


Promapp Business Analysts 

The Promapp Continuous Improvement Programme has been gaining momentum this year with the recruitment of six talented volunteer Business Analysts who are working closely with key PMINZ decision makers at Board and national level.




Catalina De Mendoza is working on the finance processes.  Catalina is currently completing a Postgraduate Diploma in Professional Economics at Victoria University. She has experience in corporate finance, credit analysis, financial model design and financial strategy.







Michael Pritchard is working on the general operations processes. Michael has significant experience as a BA. In addition he is a skilled technical writer. Last but not least he brings excellent QA knowledge and experience. Michael is currently working closely with the PMINZ Professional Development team.







Yanbo Meng, aka Bobby, is working on the communications processes. Bobby is currently completing a Masters in Engineering at Auckland University. He is a certified Scrum Master and has worked for Siemens Medical (Singapore) as a senior software engineer and has experience in Agile.




Hannes Jansen van Juuren, is working on the governance and strategy processes.  Hannes has public sector experience as a Policy and Business Analyst and as a Project Manager. He has significant computer skills and IT infrastructure knowledge and holds a Prince2 Certification.

Glen Leonard is working on the IT and information systems processes. Glen has a strong IT background with significant experience in backend IT systems such as databases and also has experience with Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP).



Kaivalya Canay aka KC is working on the general operations processes. KC is currently completing a Master of Business Information Systems at Canterbury University. He has excellent real world experience in the analysing and mapping of business processes.








 Iain Fraser joined PMI in 1994 and a year later was the founding member of PMINZ.  Iain is well known within the global project management profession, as well as in New Zealand, and is a loyal and supportive member and volunteer of PMINZ. Read more about Iain in below files:



Promapp Promaster • South Island Branch Volunteer Coordinator • Review Committee





 Lindsay Addie has been a PMINZ volunteer since 2014. He is a member of the South Island Branch committee as the Volunteer Coordinator. Read more about Lindsay in below file: