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Kim Mundell


Kim Mundell was appointed to the newly created position of Chief Executive in May 2014. Kim was previously chief executive of a disability service provider, founder & owner of Healthy Food Guide magazine, event director & owner of the Gluten Free Food & Allergy Show and marketing director at The New Zealand Herald. 


In addition to her work with HiNZ, Kim owns Mandeville Limited, a consulting business within the media industry. Her team of contractors publish magazines for not-for-profit organisations (including Allergy Today and Coeliac Link). In 2014 she was appointed judge convenor for the annual Magazine Media Awards by the Magazine Publishers Association.


Kim originally trained as a Registered Nurse. She has a Diploma of Business from the University of Auckland and a Graduate Certificate in Change Management from the University of Melbourne.








Carole Aburn


Carole joined the HiNZ team in February 2016.  She comes from an administration and accounting background in which she has worked part-time for many clients from various industries including: Insurance; Construction; Design & Architecture; Recruitment; and Aircraft Engineering.


She has a BSc (Hons) in Chemistry and her first major role was National Purchasing Manager for Quality Bakers.  She progressed into the New Product Development Manager role and then moved to Kapiti Cheeses as their Technical Manager.  She left full-time employment to have a family and started to build up her bookkeeping business from home as family commitments permitted.







Fran Benton

Fran has extensive marketing and comms expertise gained in Australia and New Zealand that spans 25 years, of which 17 years have been self-employed.  After graduating with a B.Com in Marketing she worked in a diverse number of industries including Membership Organisations, Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG), Education, Small Business Development, Energy, Government/SOEs, Retail, Manufacturing and Food Service. Some of her past clients include NZ Post, Hospitality NZ, Meridian Energy and Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology.


Fran joined HiNZ in February 2016 and works part-time, balancing this with a great life on the Whangaparaoa peninsula.






Beth Armstrong


Beth has worked in a variety of roles within both the publishing (science, technical and medical) and information technology sectors. Beth was a Project Manager for Blackwell Publishing Ltd (now Wiley-Blackwell) for five years before emigrating to New Zealand.


More recently, Beth has been working as a Project Manager for a major global IT organisation providing project management and administrative support to three Senior Engagement Managers. Beth joined HiNZ in September 2014 and is responsible for the website maintenance and digital projects management for HiNZ.






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