• Board members

  • Warwick Bell

    Warwick Bell
    Position: Chairperson
    Appointed 16 August 2010 – present term expires 4 August 2018

    Warwick Bell is a Wellington-based Registered Architect, a director for Bell Kelly Beaumont Team Architects Ltd and a founding director of the nationwide practice Team Architects Ltd. Warwick is also a part-time lecturer and tutor in Professional Practice at the Victoria University of Wellington School of Architecture. He is a member of several MBIE advisory groups. Warwick has had extensive involvement with education governance having served on the Board of the New Zealand Qualifications Authority, being a Director of Institutes of Technology and Polytechnics Quality and chaired the NZIA Education Task Group. Among other roles, Warwick was Deputy Chair and Executive Member of the Industry Training Federation of New Zealand for seven years and Deputy Chair NZIA Wellington Branch. He also served on Visiting Boards to Schools of Architecture at Auckland University and UNITEC, as well as in PNG, South Africa, Nigeria, Uganda and Hong Kong. Warwick started out as a graduate and then an associate with Peddle Thorp in Wellington in the mid-1980s.

  • Diane Brand

    Prof Diane Brand
    Appointed 19 December 2015 - present term expires 18 December 2017

    Diane Brand is the Dean of the Faculty of Creative Arts and Industries at the University of Auckland, which includes the Schools of Architecture and Planning, Music, Fine Arts and Dance. Registered in New Zealand and Australia Diane worked for 15 years in large multi-disciplinary practices before becoming an academic. She represents the AACA on accreditation visits to Australian Schools of Architecture. Diane has for many years been involved in urban design panels in Adelaide, Auckland and Christchurch and she publishes her research in international journals of planning and urban design. She is a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Urban Design.

  • Warwick Bell

    Kimberly Browne
    Appointed 3 October 2016 - present term expires 2 October 2018
    NZIA nominated

    Kimberly Browne is an Australian-educated New Zealand Registered Architect and a Senior Associate at Jasmax Limited. Since arriving in Auckland in 2000, Kimberly has gained experience in the education, master-planning, commercial and civic sectors. A change in focus in 2006 saw Kimberly working as Project Architect on a series of high-end residential projects with NZIA gold-medal-winning Architect Marshall Cook at Cook Sargisson & Pirie Architects. Kimberly returned to Jasmax early in 2015 and has been a NZRAB Registration Assessor since 2011.

  • Euan MacKellar

    Euan Mac Kellar
    Appointed 19 December 2013 - present term expires 18 December 2017
    NZIA nominated

    Euan Mac Kellar is a Registered Architect, and Principal at Jasmax Limited. With over 20 years’ experience in architecture, Euan’s substantial base of international experience covers health, education, retail , masterplanning and community projects. Euan’s role within Jasmax includes recruiting and fostering design talent and the integration of BIM into projects. Euan has worked with the University of Auckland and UNITEC as a guest critique and also hosted UNITEC students for their fourth year project. He is also a past UNITEC Adjunct Professor of Design.

  • Louise Wright

    Marc Woodbury
    Appointed 2 May 2016 - present term expires 1 May 2018
    NZIA nominated

    Marc Woodbury

    Marc Woodbury is a Registered Architect, and Principal of the Wellington Practice of Studio of Pacific Architecture Ltd. Marc has over 20 years’ experience in the design and delivery of a diverse range of architectural projects. Marc has an interest and knowledge in the area of sustainable architecture and at Studio Pacific organises the in-house Continuing Professional Development and mentoring programmes.

    Marc is also an NZRAB registration assessor and member of the NZRAB Qualifications and Experience Assessment Panel.
  • Louise Wright

    Louise Wright
    Appointed 18 December 2014 - present term expires 17 December 2017
    NZIA nominated

    Registered Architect Louise Wright established Assembly Architects Ltd with her husband, Justin Wright, in 2005. Assembly was established in Wellington, but the practice is now based in Arrowtown, delivering bespoke residential and commercial projects.

    Prior to forming Assembly, Louise was an Associate at Athfield Architects Limited.  She has served on New Zealand Institute of Architects award juries, and is on the NZIA Awards Advisory Board.  In 2015 Louise was the New Zealand Juror in the Graphisoft Student Awards.

  • Staff

  • Paul Jackman

    Paul Jackman - Chief Executive

    Paul Jackman was appointed in August 2007. Paul's previous background was in public relations and journalism. He represented the New Zealand Qualifications Authority, the Reserve Bank of New Zealand, Federated Farmers of New Zealand (Inc.) and the Leader of the Opposition (1992-93). Prior to that, he was a press gallery reporter for Radio New Zealand.

    Paul manages the NZRAB's governance arrangements, policy development, stakeholder and other communications, protection of title work, and secretariat.

    paul@nzrab.org.nz, 021 280 0197

  • Andrew Symonds

    Andrew Symonds - Executive Officer

    Andrew Symonds was appointed in February 2007. Andrew has 20 plus years experience in occupational regulation (registration and discipline) in the health and building sectors.

    Andrew assists with policy development and operationalising policy.  He also manages competence concerns and complaints and discipline hearing processes.


  • Trish Tchernegovski - Administration Officer

    Trish Tchernegovski's background is in adminstration. She previously served as Board Secretary for the Electrical Workers Registration Board. Trish manages the NZRAB's data base and office systems, and manages registration procedures.


  • Debbie Southworth - Financial Officer (Part Time)

    Debbie Southworth is a UK accounting technician. Debbie previously worked in various finance functions, primarily in the advertising industry. Debbie manages the NZRAB's finances and financial reporting.