Canterbury has a proud history of being an active and vibrant branch of NZEALS.
In 2010 the region hosted the biennial NZEALS Conference in Christchurch.
In recent years Barry Brooker has done an excellent job of leading the branch. In 2013 Barry stood down as Branch President however, he has remained on the Branch Executive in the role as Treasurer.
Andy Walker was elected as the new Branch Chairperson at the 2013 Canterbury Branch AGM. Shirley Harris was elected as the new Secretary at a subsequent executive meeting. The contact details of Andy, Shirley and Barry are listed below along with the membership of the Canterbury executive.
Andy, Shirley and Barry put their names forward for the executive again in 2014, as have other executive members. However, we encourage other NZEALS members to consider being part of the executive. We are especially keen to strengthen representatives from the secondary sector.
The executive aims to run at least 3 or 4 key branch events each year to support NZEALS members. Non‑members are able to attend branch events for a fee.
In addition to running branch events the executive is focused on increasing the Canterbury membership of NZEALS in the ECE, Primary, Secondary and Tertiary sectors. A new Canterbury Emerging Leader Scholarship was launched in 2013 and the executive is keen to promote this.