Liz (Elizabeth) Courtney

District Governor D9970, 2014-15
Rotary Public Image Co-Ordinator Zone 7B ( 2017-2020 )
ARPIC Zone 8 2020-2021
Liz has been a Facilitator for Rotary Leadership Training Institute ( Rotary International ) for Regional Coordinators, and is an IA and a Global Institute Trainer. 
She is Vice Chair - Rotary Oceania Zone Operations ( ROZops Ltd ) and
Vice Chair Rotary Community Breast Milk Bank Inc.
Liz manages social media, media liaison, writing articles for various publications, including RDU, and general promotional material for clubs and assists with fundraising events.
Liz is a Director of Courtney Architects – Designers Ltd with Rotarian husband Nick. They have 5 adult children and  9 grandchildren.

Jamie MacKenzie

Jamie is a Master of Arts student in Geography at the University of Otago. Her research focuses on the effectiveness of community engagement undertaken by the Otago Regional Council in developing a long-term natural hazards adaptation strategy for the  head of Lake Wakatipu area. Jamie works part-time as a tutor in the Geography  department, as hospitality staff at the University Staff Club and as a student leader at Hands-On at Otago, a programme for high-school students during summer.
Jamie has been involved with Rotary since going on a Rotary Youth Exchange to  Switzerland in 2017. Upon her return, she joined the Rotaract Club of Dunedin. Jamie has been a committed  Rotaractor ever since, taking on the role of President in 2020-2021. While President she strengthened relationships  between Rotaract and local Rotary clubs through projects such as career development sessions and a summer bingo challenge.
Jamie attended the District 9980 Rotary Youth Leadership Awards 2021 and was the Co Master of Ceremonies of the District 9980 Conference held in March 2021. She currently designs and edits the District 9980 Rotary Foundation Newsletter.


Jennifer Jones


Peter Garnett, MBA

Regional Rotary Foundation Coordinator, Zone 8, 2021-2024
Rotary International District Governor 9910, 2015-2016
Peter joined the Rotary Club of Wellington in 2004, transferring to Rotary Club of East Coast Bays in 2008 where he was President in 2011-12. 
At district level he has been Vice Governor, Assistant Governor, District Rotary Foundation Chair, District Club Visioning Chair, District Trainer and Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI) Facilitator.  In 2013 he was Group Study Exchange Team Leader to D3730, South Korea and in 2018 was the Rotary International President’s Representative to District 3501, Taiwan. 
He is currently the Regional Rotary Foundation Coordinator (RRFC) for Zone 8, Australia, New Zealand and Pacific Islands, the New Zealand Region Chair for Rotary Oceania Medical Aid for Children (ROMAC) and the District Chair for the Rotary Youth Leadership Award (RYLA).  Peter is the recipient of multiple Paul Harris Fellow recognitions, is a member of the Paul Harris Society and the Bequest Society and is a Major Donor.  He was recognised with the Rotary Foundation Citation for Meritorious Service in 2018 and the Rotary International Avenues of Service Award in 2021.
He joined the Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) on a university scholarship and as a pilot.  He flew the Iroquois Helicopter throughout New Zealand and overseas.  His last two roles were Commanding Officer of the Pilot Training Squadron and then No 3 (Helicopter) Squadron.  After 22 years service, Peter left the RNZAF.  He then held executive management roles in the transport, finance, health and IT sectors, as well as being an Independent Director for a variety of not-for-profit and commercial organisations.
Peter has two adult daughters and three granddaughters living in Auckland.

Michelle Tanner

A mother of two young adult daughters and married to lawyer Eric, Michelle and her family emigrated from the UK in 2001 and live on a lifestyle block in the Hinuera valley near Matamata.
Michelle has nursed for over 40 years. Initially working in critical care both in South Africa and the UK where she was a senior charge nurse in ICU. In the mid-1990’s she changed career direction working in child health and primary care.
Since moving to New Zealand, she has worked for the Immunisation Advisory Centre at The University of Auckland in multiple roles, all of them providing expert vaccine advice to health care professionals. She is passionate about protecting children through vaccination. She currently supports the COVID-19 vaccination programme while trying to retire‼
Michelle joined the Rotary Club of Matamata in 2008 and was President in 2016-17. Her professional background and Rotary’s programme to eradicate polio were a natural fit. She was soon asked to join the District Foundation Committee and has been the District Polio Chair since 2015. Michelle has visited Pakistan twice; to present at a Rotary polio conference and participate in a range of polio activities. In 2019 she received the Rotary Regional (i.e. Western Pacific) Service Award for a Polio-free World.
Michelle is the Georgia Rotary Student Programme District co-ordinator and District Scholarship Chair.
When Michelle heard about Rotary Give Every Child a Future (RGECAF) in 2018, she knew she had to be part of this project. She chairs the RGECAF Marketing sub-committee, producing the quarterly newsletter, writing the RGECAF website content and articles for magazines/Rotary websites, and is the District 9930’s RGECAF Champion.