- President - Richy Misilei, Te Kaunihera o Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland Council
- Immediate past president - Kim Taunga, Te Kaunihera o Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland Council
- President-elect – Ivy Guo, Te Herenga Waka Victoria University of Wellington
- Treasurer - Kimberley Symon, BDO Christchurch
- Council member - Stephen Pennruscoe, Canterbury Museum
- Council member - Neda Zdravkovic, Auckland Institute of Studies
- Council member - Jo Cocker, Te Kaunihera o Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland Council
- Council member - Tracy Maniapoto, Te Herenga Waka Victoria University of Wellington
- Council member - Troy Tuhou, Te Wananga Aronui o Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland University of Technology
- Council member - Denise Wilson, MortonPrescott Ltd
LIANZA PRESIDENT-ELECT 2023-24
Xiaolu (Ivy) Guo is the manager of the library resource and acquisitions team at Te Herenga Waka Victoria University of Wellington Library. She has worked in the library for 16 years and completed her Master of Information Studies in 2013. She is a member of the library leadership team overseeing the strategic planning and providing support to the teams. Ivy is passionate about library collections and staff development. Ivy is currently a member of the LIANZA TEL SIG and LIANZA Te Upoko o te Ika a Māui committees and co-ordinates the LIANZA TEL SIG Journal Discussion Group. Her leadership journey started with LIANZA Kōtuku programme in 2016 and she would love an opportunity to give back to the community.
Jo Cocker is Digital Literacy Specialist, Connected Communities, Te Kaunihera o Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland Council. Over the past 10 years she has worked in various library and information roles, developing strong working relationships across Aotearoa’s public, private and community sectors. She currently sits on several DECA (Digital Equity Coalition Aotearoa) constellations providing advisory support and the NZ Digital Health Equity Reference Group. She obtained an MSC Information Management from Sheffield University, UK in 2006 and Postgraduate Certificate in Leading Change for Good from MindLab. Jo has previously held the secretariat role for the NW Women’s Enterprise Forum (UK) and assisted with developing Auckland’s Age Friendly Action Plan which supported Auckland’s application to achieve World Health Organisation Age-friendly City status.
Jo has been appointed to one of four national council member roles on the council.
Tracy Maniapoto (Te Āti Haunui-a-Pāpārangi, Ngāti Tūwharetoa, Ngāti Kahungunu ki Te Wairoa, and Ngāti Porou) is a lecturer at Te Herenga Waka Victoria University of Wellington School of Information Management. She is also a doctoral candidate studying Māori language revitalisation within the GLAM sector. She has held roles from library assistant to subject librarian in academic libraries in Whanganui, Palmerston North and Auckland, and worked in the collections management team at Auckland Libraries. From 2012 to 2018 she was an active member of Te Rau Herenga o Aotearoa LIANZA and Te Rōpū Whakahau, contributing to Te Hikuwai and LIANZA TEL SIG, Library Life Te Rau Ora editorial board, LIANZA Professional Registration Board, and Te Rōpū Whakahau Ngā Kaiwhakahau.
Tracy has been appointed to one of four national council member roles on the council.
Denise Wilson is a director and consultant at MortonPrescott Ltd and has been working with libraries for the last 17 years. Her focus has been on strategy and planning, customer and employee experience. In recent years she has progressed into social impact, looking at how libraries can work more collaboratively with their stakeholders and communities, improving what matters to them and increasing impact. Her governance experience was gained as a director and board advisor of several commercial organisations. She has advised membership organisations such as PLNZ, Etco and Civil Contractors NZ. She is passionate about libraries and sharing the difference they can and do make in the lives of the people who use them.
Denise has been appointed to one of two appointed council member roles on the council.