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SPADA Executive

The SPADA Executive comprises of New Zealand screen industry practitioners who volunteer their time to work on behalf of the wider New Zealand screen production industry.

Each year SPADA members have the opportunity to nominate a SPADA member (this is dependent on the two-year terms and how many seats are up for nominations) onto the SPADA Executive. All executives have two year terms, and the Executive is governed by an elected President. 


Firstly, thank you to everyone who took part in this year’s annual elections for the 2019/2020 SPADA Executive.  It was tightly contested, with a healthy number of members voting.  Thank you also to our outgoing Executive member Kerry Warkia for all her work and energy over the last two years.

It should be noted that SPADA’s representation comes in many forms.  Its Executive is one; then there are its working groups, its sub-committees, not to mention the multitude of phone calls and emails that brain-storm and problem solve and help create opportunities and divert disasters… which you’ll all agree sounds like the day-to-day business of being a producer.   

The ability for SPADA to call upon this wealth of knowledge, experience and expertise that resides in its membership is invaluable.  So as we welcome the 2019/2020 SPADA Executive, we also take this opportunity to acknowledge and thank everyone for their time, engagement and financial support over the last 12 months.

The 2019/2020 SPADA Executive are:

Richard Fletcher (Co-President), Libertine Pictures, Wellington

Sharon Menzies (Co-President), Fulcrum Media Finance, Ohope

Dan Buckingham, General Manager - Attitude Pictures, Auckland

Irene Gardiner, Independent Producer, Auckland

Jane Robertson, Gibson Group - Producer, Wellington

Kelly Martin, CEO - South Pacific Pictures, Auckland

Mick Sinclair, Lawyer - Sinclair Black Lawyers, Auckland

Tina McLaren, Head of Production - Screentime NZ, Auckland