Communications and Engagement

Bridgit Sissons

Deputy Chief Executive

Amanda Boyd

Events Marketing Manager

Amanda joined LGNZ as a communications advisor in August 2016 and appointed as the Membership and Events Manager in January 2021.  She is responsible for leading LGNZ’s membership programmes, with…

Amanda Wells

Strategic Communications & Engagement Manager

Amy Flynn

Digital Marketing Specialist

Devanga Wanigasinghe

Community Partnerships Manager

Devanga is the community partnerships manager at Local Government New Zealand focussing on diversity, equity, and inclusion in the sector.  She has led and advised on work from a user-centred…

Emma Anderson

MTFJ Programme Manager

Prior to this role, Emma worked as the Engagement and Partnership Manager for Youth Inspire, a MTFJ partner organisation in Lower Hutt. In this role, she built partnerships with local…

Joseph Stannard

Professional Development Digital Production

Joseph began work with LGNZ as Digital Media and Marketing Producer in January of 2016 to drive all aspects of the customer service experience and engagement for EQUIP, LGNZ’s Centre of…

Lauren Gibson

Marketing Manager

Lauren is the Marketing Manager for LGNZ.  She has over a decade of experience engaging customers with brands in Australasia, North America, and Europe. Her experience encompasses marketing, branding, communications, customer…

Louisa Naftel

Event Coordinator

Louisa joined LGNZ as the Event Coordinator in January 2022. She provides administrative and logistical support for sector meetings, conference, subcommittees and advisory groups and a variety of membership and…

Mimi O'Callaghan

Communications Advisor

Tania Hawkins

Learning Design & Experience Manager

Tania is the Learning Design and Experience manager at Local Government New Zealand, taking a lead role in the development of a brand new L&D framework for the Sector. She…

Tracey McIntyre

Team Coordinator

Tracey joined LGNZ in early 2022 and has a background in marketing administration having worked in the tourism, finance, and publishing sectors.  Tracey supports the DCE and wider programme of…