Our people and structure

We have approximately 250 staff, including our Director and senior managers. Get a snapshot of our people, the work they do and our organisation’s structure.

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Our staff are located in our 10 regional offices, our Wellington head office, at our Marine Pollution Response Centre in Auckland and our Rescue Coordination Centre New Zealand in Lower Hutt.

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See some of our people around the regions at work and play

Our Director and Chief Executive Officer

Map illustrating the size of RCCNZ’s search area

Keith Manch

Keith Manch has the dual role of Director and Chief Executive Officer (CEO). He is accountable to the Board of Directors.

As CEO, Keith is also the senior manager responsible for the day-to-day running of Maritime New Zealand.

Keith joined Maritime New Zealand in December 2011.

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Senior management team

The five Deputy Directors and two Deputy Chief Executives reporting to Keith each have a specific functional responsibility.

Sharyn Forsyth

Deputy Director, Engagement, Communication and Coordination

Responsibilities:

  • Managing relationships with industry and government agencies
  • External education and communication
  • Internal communications and coordination (including leading recreational boating and working with the Port and Harbour Marine Safety Code Secretariat)
  • America‚Äôs Cup

Stephanie Winson

Deputy Director, Regulatory Systems Design

Responsibilities:

  • International engagement and coordination
  • Domestic policy design
  • Operational policy and guidance
  • Legal services

Pelin Davison

Acting Deputy Director, Compliance Systems Delivery

Responsibilities:

  • Assisted compliance
  • Entry control (certification)
  • Safety and environmental monitoring, auditing and inspecting
  • Investigating and enforcing maritime safety and environmental protection systems

Nigel Clifford

Deputy Director, Safety and Response Systems

Responsibilities:

  • Maritime Incident Readiness and Response
  • Search and Rescue Coordination Services
  • Navigation Safety Systems - Aids to Navigation and Maritime Distress and Safety Communications
  • Marine Pollution Response Services
  • Maritime Security Services
  • Pacific Maritime Safety Programme

Andrew Saunderson

Deputy Chief Executive, Organisational Strategy and Systems

Responsibilities:

  • Strategy, Planning and Governance
  • Research and Ministerial Services
  • Maritime Intelligence
  • Finance, Property and Procurement
  • Information Services and Delivery

Kenny Crawford

Deputy Director, Maritime Systems Assurance

Responsibilities:

  • Maritime systems advice and assurance
  • Maritime and environmental technical advice and support

Anne Greenwood

Deputy Chief Executive, People Capability

  • Recruitment and induction
  • Career development, learning and development, performance planning and review
  • Change management
  • Organisational culture and engagement
  • Organisational HSW system operation and reporting
  • Industrial and employment relations
  • Payroll
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