The New Zealand VR/AR Association Inc has appointed Courteney Lomas to the position of Executive Director. Courteney is the NZVRARA Student Chapter President and studied industrial design at Massey University Wellington, before joining the Association.
NZVRARA Chair, Michael Gregg, is delighted to welcome Courteney to the role and to the Executive Committee.
“Following our recent AGM, the new Executive Committee undertook to deliver a busy programme of Meetups and member workshops across the three main centres, as well as ramping up our communications and membership activities this year. Having an Executive Director with the high enthusiasm and energy that Courteney displays will be an important part of this delivery,” says Michael.
Courteney is based within Wellington’s PROJECTR Virtual & Mixed Reality Centre, as part of a strategic partnership between Projectr VR Ltd and the Association.
The New Zealand VR/AR Association was incorporated in September 2016 to serve its members operating in the virtual, mixed and augmented reality sector.
The first NZVRARA annual general meeting was held on Thursday 29th June 2017, at Wellington’s new PROJECTR venue and chaired by Michael Gregg.
Thanks to retiring foundation committee members: Nigel Corbett, Tom Horder and Matthew Simmonds for their work in the first term of the Association.
The members unanimously agreed all resolutions as described in the Notice of AGM sent out to all members in early June. The following members were voted onto the 16-person 2017/18 Executive Committee in accordance with the Society Rules, which require a quarter of the Executive to retire each year (but are eligible for reelection):
– Toni Moyes
– Jessica Manins
– Ben Knill
– Amy Nally
– Henry Lane
– Ghanum Taylor
Thanks to everyone for attending and to PROJECTR for hosting.
UPDATE: The new Executive Committee has reappointed Michael Gregg as Chair and Amy Nally as Treasurer, and, in a new role, confirmed Courteney Lomas as its Student Chapter President.