We are delighted to welcome Ann Gibbard to NZCF as Finance and Membership Manager. This new position combines aspects of the roles previously held by Jenni Prentice and Cathryn Wyllie.
Ann brings considerable experience as a Chartered Accountant and will be able to provide NZCF with a high level of financial oversight. Ann is a past member of both the Auckland Youth Choir and Musica Sacra and currently sings with Auckland’s Cantorum Chamber Choir. She is also the Treasurer/Secretary for Cantorum, and brings her experience of choir administration to her NZCF role.
In addition to her work for NZCF, Ann is a business consultant with Oxygen8 Consulting, providing support to small and medium enterprises to help them grow profitable businesses while achieving a healthy work-life balance for the owners.
Ann says “This new role with NZCF is a fantastic opportunity to share my skills with an organisation that does so much for the music industry in New Zealand. Music is so important. It not only promotes intellectual ability, it supports mental wellbeing. When you are participating in making great music, everything else is temporarily tuned out. It is also a great way to make friends for life. I am looking forward to the challenge of learning a new role, and working with some great people.”