Meet your Team

Jacqui Roberts –  LLB, BCOM, BA - National Secretary

Jacqui was elected National Secretary in August 2010, and became the AMEA’s first female National Secretary. She joined the AMEA in 1992 part-time while at university completing Law, Commerce and Arts degrees. Jacqui initially carried out day to day accounting work, annual financial accounts for audit, training for delegates and project based work.

Since becoming an organiser in 1998, she has negotiated new collective agreements, provided internal legal guidance and been involved in many successful legal challenges on behalf of the AMEA. Jacqui focuses on what benefits you and other members rather than internal policies and political agendas.

While having an overall focus and accountability on the operation of the Association, Jacqui maintains a hands-on approach organising members at Air New Zealand and lending a hand where required.

Under Jacqui’s leadership, High Performance Engagement (HPE) was introduced at Air New Zealand and endorsed by the AMEA. She signed the HPE Charter on behalf of the AMEA. Jacqui is a founding member of the Air New Zealand High Performance Engagement Leadership Team, HPE Working Group, and many other Steering Groups.

 

Stan Renwick - National Industrial Organiser

Stan joined us in December 2010 and has over 20 years’ experience as a union organiser working with many of our sister unions such as the EPMU, LEWU and most recently the NDU. He is experienced in a wide range of industries including steel making, pulp, electrical and wood milling covering trade and non-trade employees. He looks after our Industrial and Marine divisions and the ATA division Auckland members.

 

Penny Mahoni - National Industrial Organiser

Penny trained as a teacher and has owned her own businesses. Prior to joining the AMEA, Penny was employed by Air New Zealand for 11 years in a range of roles, including a Team Manager at Auckland International for 4 years.  Penny was instrumental in the initiation of the CEA for the Team Manager group in 2008. Penny continues to administer the Team Manager Collective Agreement and looks after many other Collective agreements at Air New Zealand.

Penny is a founding member of the Air New Zealand High Performance Engagement Leadership Team, HPE Working Group, and many other Steering Groups.

 

Bob Brough - National Industrial Organiser

Bob is based in Christchurch and is responsible for South Island membership. He has over 30 years’ experience as a Union Official including 13 years as an organiser at the NDU (now FIRST union) based in Christchurch.

Previous positions include Christchurch Secretary and National Vice President POU, Branch Secretary CEWU, Industrial Officer EPMU. Bob trained as a telecommunications Technical Officer with the Post Office /Telecom and is a Registered Electrical Service Technician (ESTB).

 

Nicolette Carrington - Finance and Office Manager

Nicolette is employed on a part-time basis as the Finance and Office Manager. Nicolette is your initial point of contact in the AMEA office and she will answer any membership queries you may have. 

Nicolette carries out the day to day accounting work and prepares the annual financial accounts for audit.