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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 2022 for a third term until 2025.

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 joined the NZPA team in 2018, prior this he worked in various roles across banking, insurance, government, and the wider financial services sector. He is responsible for management of the operational arm of the NZPA's national office, including welfare, marketing, human resources, finance and information technology teams

Craig Tickelpenny

Member Welfare and Engagement Manager

Craig has 30 years’ experience as a police officer, retiring  from police in 2022. 

He started this role in 2020, on secondment from police, and has been involved with the association since 2002. Craig has held a range of positions including committee member, chairperson, delegate, pay adviser, industrial officer (seconded),region director and six years as a vice president on the association’s board.

Craig leads the property team and delivery of welfare services and benefits to our members including dealing with member welfare issues and holiday homes.

Craig leads and manages membership engagement, retention and growth including representative training.  

Jessica Singh

Chief Financial Officer

Jessica joined the NZPA team in 2022, prior to this, she held a number of senior finance roles within various industry sectors, including marketing, compliance and audit. She is responsible for financial and management reporting, taxation, treasury, risk management, insurance and regulatory compliance for the business.

Neill Law

GM Insurance Operations

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 financial products and leads the Insurances, PHP claims and Member Support Centre teams. He has been with the organisation since 2020.

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.

Kate Osborne

People & Capability Business Partner

Kate has over 25 years of HR experience, having worked in various HR roles for a diverse range of organisations, including Statistics NZ, local DHBs, CitiGroup and Fitch. Kate leads our people and capability team and ensures that we provide staff with the tools to succeed.

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.