Library and Information Association of New Zealand Aotearoa
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Meet the Office

You might be surprised to know that the LIANZA office consists of three people - that's right, lucky number three. Here we are:


Joanna Matthew – Executive Director

Joanna has a varied background in not-for-profit management, manufacturing, and health. At LIANZA she has the privilege of maintaining our external relationships, handling sponsorship, delivering on key projects, supporting Council, and providing oversight to the team. We refer to her as My liege, Illustrious Leader, Boss Lady, and Big Cheese. She means business, but she has a heart of gold.

Currently reading: The LIANZA Code of Practice! (not kidding) / 027 284 3733


Julia de Ruiter – Marketing and Communications Coordinator

Julia has a background in public libraries and social media. Her role at LIANZA is exciting, including running our social channels, management of key relationships and communications with our members. Julia is unashamedly a cat lady and an incurable stationery addict (what a shame Warehouse Stationery is right beside our offices....). 

Currently reading: The book of life by Deborah E Harkness 



Jess Davidson - Office Administrator

Jess is our new resident kid-genius when it comes to admin and design. She brings mad skills from the Massey Design course and we look forward to seeing her apply them to Library Life (oh snap she already has and it's now the bomb). With a tonne of experience in customer service and management, Jess is always available to help. She loves a good green curry but eats weird snax at her desk.

Currently reading: Facebook (because she's a millennial)


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