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Tracey Fleet has been Team Leader of Events & Community Campaigns at the Cancer Society since May 2018, with nearly 20 years of administrative experience.   

Tracey restarted the AAPNZ Dunedin Group in 2017, steadily building up membership.  This resulted in the Group being awarded the Membership Growth Award and Tracey, the President’s Award at last year’s Conference.

Tracey recently stepped down as Group President, but is still on their GMT.  Tracey’s passion is event management and she hopes to continue this career, with personal development through AAPNZ and other opportunities.



Mary Huffadine is the Administrator for the Safety Investigation Unit, Civil Aviation Authority. She has over 20 year’s administrative experience within the Aviation, Education and the Medical profession. Her role within the Safety Investigation Unit requires her to be highly flexible and knowledgeable of technical aspects and is often the go-to person. Through her passion for the administrative profession, Mary is assisting with developing a learning pathway for other professional administrators within CAA. Mary is also a member of the AAPNZ Wellington Group and is currently on the management team.



Valerie is the Personal Assistant to the General Manager for Mitton ElectroNet and a member of the Senior Management Team providing leadership and direction to the wider company. 

She is directly responsible for the day to day management of three corporate offices and manages a team of 3 administrators. 

Valerie has over 20 years' experience working in the electricity industry both at a corporate level and at sites throughout NZ.  She has wide-ranging experience that includes Technical Writing, Operational Health and Safety, Quality Assurance, Project Management and HR. 

Valerie is also a member of the AAPNZ Christchurch Group and is currently on the management team as immediate past President.



Dianne is the current Group President for the Wellington region and a senior administrator at the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA).

Dianne is a great example of perseverance having applied for APA the previous year and not making the final cut for the three finalist positions.  Not to be put off, Dianne put her name forward again the following year and the rest is history! Dianne has had a very busy year as the APA winner and visited and/or presented to a number of Groups within NZ.

She has also been a Panel member and a Presenter at the last two EA/PA Conferences.  She has given presentations to external organisations and written an article for AAPNZ Group Newsletters.  Dianne has completed the first AAPNZ Competency Certificate and is currently working on the next one.  Dianne's goal is to raise the profile of administration as a professional career and she wants to continue to promote this in the future.



Read an updated profile for Rebeka from the Real Careers series by Exceptional EA

Bex has had an amazing year and has spoken at various conferences and has built a huge profile thanks to her social media prowess, which includes marketing for AAPNZ as well.  She is a member to keep an eye on and an amazing ambassador for the association and administrative professionals in New Zealand.

 “From what I have seen, AAPNZ is a great organisation to be a part of as it creates opportunities for Administrative Professionals.  I have seen a real change in Rebeka Adamson since she won the 2015 AAPNZ Administrative Professional Award. However I have been most impressed by her willingness to seize every opportunity that comes along to learn and grow – and I have been impressed by the support and encouragement she gets from this association.” – David Andrews, Operations Director at Enable New Zealand 

Bronwyn Marshall - 2014 Winner

no award -  2013 Winner

Kay Lindsay -  2012 Winner

Kelly Brown -  2011 Winner

Tracey Simpson-Smith  -  2010 Winner

Debra Metcalfe -  2009 Winner

Katherine Jones -  2008 Winner

Vicki Faint - 2007 Winner

Moira Jones - 2006 Winner

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