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Our management team oversees a dedicated and experienced staff of more than 50 people who work for the Police Association. Based at our national office in Wellington and out in the field throughout New Zealand, our team is dedicated to providing support and services to association members.

Chris Cahill

President of the NZ Police Association

Chris is a detective inspector, seconded full time to the association’s national office. He was first elected for a three-year-term at the 2016 annual conference and re-elected in 2019 for a second term until 2022.

Chris has held a range of positions with the association since 1994, including committee member, chairman, pay adviser, region director and vice-president.

Greg Fleming

National Secretary

As the association’s industrial advocate, Greg is a member of the management team and leads the industrial team at national office. 

Greg joined the association in 1986, and has widely recognised expertise in pay round settlement processes and outcomes, and related law and order issues. 

He was appointed national secretary in 2017.

Bryan McConnell

Chief Operating Officer

Bryan is responsible for the operational arm of the NZPA's national office, and the products and services provided to NZPA members, such as the national portfolio of over 65 holiday homes, The Police Health Plan, General and Travel Insurance, and our various financial products available for our members by our third party partners. 

Bryan's staff responsibility includes management of the Welfare, Marketing, Human Resources, Finance and Information Technology teams.

Neill Law

Insurances Manager

Neill is an insurance professional with experience in underwriting, claims and reinsurance. His background is in the mutual or member-based insurance sector, a niche where customer outcomes are not compromised by shareholder returns. At NZPA he is responsible for the operational delivery of NZPA insurance products and leads the Insurances and PHP claims teams. He has been with the organisation since 2020.

Craig Tickelpenny

Member Welfare and Engagement Manager

Craig has 28 years’ experience as a police officer, most recently as a senior sergeant and field learning and development manager for PNHQ and Service centres throughout New Zealand.

He has been involved with the association since 2005, including six years as a vice president on the association’s board, so he has considerable knowledge of the association’s business and governance.

In his new role within the association’s national office, Craig is responsible for the  welfare interests which include dealing with member welfare issues, Holiday Homes, Member Discounts and managing the member services team.    

Liz Gooch

Senior Legal Officer

Liz joined the association in 2007.  Since then Liz has worked closely with Greg Fleming and the industrial team at the NZPA’s national office, focussing on the wide range of members employment issues and has a particular interest in disciplinary processes and alternative dispute resolution.

Liz leads our team of eight senior employment advisors around the country (previously known as field officers) and manages our inhouse legal services.  Liz is also responsible for overseeing the association’s legal assistance portfolio.

Jane Young

Communications Manager / Senior Advisor

Jane is a former television political editor and joined the association in 2016 to lead the communications team. In this role she provides strategic advice to the president and the senior leadership team on media and political issues, and the management of associated risks.

Jane oversees communications activities, publications, media releases, presentations, speeches, research, and submissions on legislation relevant to the association. Jane deals daily with media inquiries covering all aspects of policing and member welfare.

Dan Wood

IT Service Delivery Lead

Dan has over 20 years’ experience in information technology and joined the association in June 2021 to lead our IT capability.

Dan is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the IT services delivered by, and to, the association.  He works closely with our technology providers to ensure that our systems are well maintained, secure, and fit for purpose.