S+SNZ is governed by an elected Council and an operational Board. The Council provides governance and advises on the management of S+SNZ affairs.The Board is responsible to the Council and the membership for the organisation's health and prosperity.

Day to day business activities are managed by the CEO and National Office staff based in Wellington.

The Board sets the medium-term direction of S+SNZ and monitors management's performance on behalf of stakeholders. 

The Board ensures;

  • there is a strategic direction
  • policies, products, services and programmes are appropriate and relevant
  • S+SNZ has the capacity to implement policy and manage its affairs
  • risks are understood and policies are in place to manage them
  • S+SNZ goals, processes and consequent accomplishments are communicated to the Council and members.

Survey and Spatial NZ Structure

Reports from the Survey and Spatial NZ executive

President, Board and CEO

Year Book and Annual Report

 Annual General Meeting: 15 November 2018

 Annual General Meeting: 15 November 2017

Board and Council Meeting Dates

Survey and Spatial NZ Plans

Business Plans


Audit and Risk Committee

Ethics Committee

NZIS Ethics Committee
  • Jeff Needham (Wellington)
  • Michael Morris (Wellington)
  • Bruce Manners (Wellington)
  • Richard O'Flaherty (Auckland)
  • Malcolm Hanrahan (Canterbury)
  • Chris Hopper (Canterbury)
  • Nicole Alexander (Napier)


The S+SNZ rules are being updated to policy documents. Until all the updates are completed the Rules still apply to members by default.

Survey and Spatial NZ Guides

Leader's Guide

A complete guide to assist leaders of branches, streams, special interest groups (SIG) or divisions. It includes support material and templates for all the key functions. The guide and various templates are available in the Members Resources section.

Social Media Guide

A comprehensive guide with useful and practical information for members who are posting individually or planning to get active in social media for their own organisations.

Writing Style Guide

Member Surveys