Who We Are
Keitha Booth, Interim Public Lead
Keitha is filling in as the Interim Public Lead at Creative Commons Aotearoa New Zealand. She is an independent consultant specialising in leading, advising and commentating on information and data matters. She is also a member of the Digital New Zealand Advisory Board.
Elizabeth Heritage, Communications Lead
Elizabeth is the Communications Lead at Creative Commons Aotearoa New Zealand, and manages communications with stakeholders.
The Creative Commons Aotearoa New Zealand Advisory Panel provides advice to the CCANZ project and links back to stakeholders. You can find minutes of the Panel’s quarterly meetings here. Panel members are appointed for a two-year term. The Chair is appointed for a single four-year term.
Term ends 2018
Fabiana Kubke, University of Auckland (Chair)
Fabiana is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Medical Sciences at the University of Auckland. A leader in the Open Access movement, Fabiana writes about open science at her blog, Building Blogs of Science, part of the Science Media Centre’s SciBlogs network. Recently, she has also started blogging for the Public Library of Science.
James Ting-Edwards, Internet New Zealand
James is a member of InternetNZ’s Issues Team and leads their work in the Internet Law and Rights portfolio of the Issues Programme. At InternetNZ, he leads or has led work on: copyright reform to enable the creative potential of the Internet; the Trans-Pacific Partnership, and its implications for New Zealand’s tech sector; mapping digital inequalities, to support better understanding of and action on digital access for all; and on tax changes extending GST to online software and services. At InternetNZ he has a regular blog.
Term ends 2017
Chris Cormack, Senior Developer, Catalyst IT
Chris is a senior developer at Catalyst IT, and is one of the original developers of the Koha Open Source Library management systems. Chris is a passionate enthusiast of using Open Source and Open data for the betterment of Te Iwi Māori and Aotearoa in general.
Victoria Leachman, The Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa (Te Papa)
Victoria is the Rights Advisor for the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa (Te Papa) and helps promote good copyright practices to New Zealand’s GLAM sector as a member of the Expert Knowledge Exchange programme run by National Services | Te Paerangi. Victoria is instrumental in making high resolution images of Te Papa’s collection available for use and reuse using either Creative Commons licensing or the No Known Copyright Restrictions rights statement via Te Papa’s Collections Online database.
Cathy Aronson, Journalist, Editor
Cathy Aronson has been involved in digital media in New Zealand for more than a decade, including helping converge the NZ Herald newsroom as the first staff journalist to become a digital editor and online journalist. She is currently the editor of creative community website The Big Idea and online editor for her local newspaper Local Matters.
Term ends July 2016
Dave Lane, President, NZ Open Source Society
Dave is the President of the New Zealand Open Source Society. He is also the founder and co-director of Egressive in Christchurch, which was acquired by Catalyst IT in 2012. He is now employed by Catalyst as a Senior Consultant and is a passionate and longtime supporter of open standards, open source and open licensing.
Term ends July 2015
Keitha Booth, Open Information and Data Specialist
Keitha is an independent consultant specialising in leading, advising and commentating on information and data matters. She is also a member of the Digital New Zealand Advisory Board. She has moved from her Advisory Panel membership given her current role as Interim Public Lead.
OER Foundation Representative
Dr Wayne Mackintosh, Open Education Resource Foundation
Wayne is the founding Director of the OER Foundation and the International Centre for Open Education based at Otago Polytechnic, New Zealand. Wayne also serves as a member of the Board of Directors of the OER Foundation and holds the Commonwealth of Learning Chair in OER at Otago Polytechnic.
Andrew Matangi, Buddle Findlay
A consultant with Buddle Findlay, Andrew specialises in intellectual property, information and communications technology (ICT) and commercial contracts.
Richard Best, Best + Hancock
Richard is a sole practitioner at Best + Hancock. He specialises in technology, commercial and public law as well as public sector procurement.
Professor Susy Frankel, Victoria University of Wellington
Susy is a Professor of the Faculty of Law and Director of the New Zealand Centre of International Economic Law at Victoria University of Wellington. Susy is Chair of the Copyright Tribunal (NZ). Her publications include the treatise Intellectual Property In New Zealand (2nd Ed, Lexis Nexis, 2011).
Paul Sumpter, University of Auckland
An intellectual property specialist, Paul is the author of Intellectual Property Principles in Practice, Trade Marks in Practice and a co-author of Copyright and Design. He is member of the Copyright Tribunal of New Zealand (since 2004) and is a consultant to the national law firm Chapman Tripp.
Melanie Johnson, University of Auckland
Melanie is the Copyright Officer at the University of Auckland.
Richard White, Dunedin
Richard White Richard is the copyright officer at the University of Otago Te Whare Wānanga o Otāgo. He is also a CC-licensing musician, performing under the pseudonym mermaidguitar.
Anton Angelo, Christchurch
Anton works at the University of Canterbury Library as the repository manager, and also helps out with policy relating to copyright and scholarly publishing.
Norman Mailer, Hamilton / Bay of Plenty
Originally from Edinburgh, Norrie has worked across various aspects of education in several countries for over 25 years. For the last 18+ years, Norrie has worked in the educational publishing and content provision space in NZ and most recently have moved into educational technology and content provision within the NZ school sector.
Claire Buist, Queenstown
Claire Buist is Associate Principal at Shotover Primary School. She is keen to ensure that teachers, school leaders and Boards of Trustees have a clear understanding and beliefs around intellectual property and the sharing of copyright works.
William Mckee, Hamilton
William grew up in Levin, and currently lives in Hamilton. An artist by training, William now spends his time writing Python scripts, and is interested in game development, photography, life drawing and linux. He has a passion for education – especially Early Childhood Education.
Richard McLaren, Christchurch
Richard leads eLearning at Shirley Boys’ High School and is dipping his toes into the waters of Creative Commons.
Odette Murdoch, Dunedin
Odette Murdoch, Online Learning Designer at Otago Polytechnic, enjoys creating engaging and relevant learning material for a diverse range of learners. Odette has previously worked as a primary school and ESL teacher both in New Zealand and overseas.
Alan Curtis, Regional Facilitator, Auckland
Alan has over 24 years experience working with schools in governance and has considerable experience in the role and objectives of boards of trustees. He is currently serving on two establishment boards and filling a number of special adviser roles for different schools. He is also providing board training through the NZ School Trustees training programme.
Jack Tolley, Regional Facilitator, Auckland
Jack is a workshop coordinator who has worked for a range of social enterprise and nonprofit organisations. He is currently facilitating in Auckland, independently and for technology organisations Enspiral and Loomio.
Karen Hunter, Regional Facilitator, Auckland
Karen is a musician and music educator, who has taught at both the University of Auckland and the Music and Audio Institute of New Zealand. Karen is also a Zenergy trained facilitator.
Melissa Laing, Regional Facilitator, Auckland
Melissa is an artist, writer, curator and educator, with experience in both primary and tertiary education and a PhD from the Sydney College of Arts at the University of Sydney. She has worked in New Zealand, Australia and Europe.
Tanya Gray, Regional Facilitator, Auckland
Tanya is the lead presenter for the Gather Workshops team, who provide introductory programming workshops to teachers and schools.
Simon Kong, Regional Facilitator, Christchurch
Simon is a technical producer based in Christchurch.
Stephen McConnachie, Regional Facilitator, Christchurch
Stephen is the E-Learning Coordinator and a Mathematics teacher for Middleton Grange School. He was also Team Manager for the New Zealand International Mathematical Olympiad 2011-2013, and regularly runs professional development on e-learning within his school, around Canterbury and occasionally across New Zealand.
Anna Parker, Regional Facilitator, Dunedin
Anna is a freelance facilitator, with experience in adult education in the community and tertiary sectors.
Project Alumni (Panel and Staff)
Carolyn Stuart, Advisory Panel Member (2014-2016)
Matt McGregor, Public Lead (2012-2016)
Karaitiana Taiuru, Advisory Panel Member (2013-2015)
Courtney Johnston, Advisory Panel Member (2013-2014)
Penny Carnaby, Advisory Panel Chair (2010-2014)
Colin Jackson, Advisory Panel Member (2010-2014)
Anne Fitzgerald, Advisory Panel Member (2010-2014)
Helen Baxter, Advisory Panel Member (2010-2013)
Hinerangi Himiona, Advisory Panel Member (2011-2012)
Ilkka Havukkala, Advisory Panel Member (2011-2013)
Danny Butt, Advisory Panel Member (2011-2013)
Aroha Mead, Advisory Panel Member (2010-2011)
Brian Fitzgerald, Advisory Panel Member (2010-2011)
Stephanie Pietkiewicz, Advisory Panel Member (2010-2011)
Jane Hornibrook, Public Lead (2008-2012)
Brian Opie, Project Lead (2007-2010)
Project Alumni (Volunteers)
Mark Osborne, Mentor (2014-2015)
Stephen Lethbridge, Mentor (2014-2015)
Alison Stringer, Mentor (2014-2015)
Aroha Mead, Mentor (2014-2015)
Holly Grover, Mentor (2014-2015)
Mark Osborne, Mentor (2014-2015)
Dave Moskovitz, Mentor (2014-2015)
Bronywyn Holloway-Smith, Mentor (2014-2015)
Jem Yoshioka, Mentor (2014-2015)
Matthew Oliver, Mentor (2014-2015)
Danyl Strype, Mentor, Community Developer (2007-2015)