Organisers - NZSTI Auckland Branch
This year's conference is being organised by members of the NZSTI Auckland Branch Committee. Having made the difficult decision to move our annual conference online, we are excited to take advantage of the opportunities offered by this format and to bring a stimulating and relevant programme to the NZSTI membership.
NZSTI Auckland Branch President
Kathryn has been an active member of the Auckland Branch Committee since 2017 and became Branch President in 2020. She also joined the national council in 2019, helping to organise professional development events and managing NZSTI’s Facebook page and Twitter profile. In 2020 she took up the role of treasurer on the council.
Kathryn has been working as a French to English translator since 2010, both in New Zealand and France. She runs a successful freelance translation business with a focus on tourism, motorhome and website texts. Her favourite lockdown activity is baking!
Auckland Branch Vice President
Diana works as a German-English translator, editor, subtitler and project manager in Auckland. Her experience of working both as a project manager for a local translation agency and as a freelance translator has given her a unique insight into the T&I profession.
Diana enjoys working alongside her colleagues to promote and support fellow professionals. And while she challenges Hannah to the title of 'least likely to get up early voluntarily', unfortunately her oven was broken for most of 2020 so baking did not feature high on her list of lockdown activities.
Auckland Branch Secretary
Originally from the UK, Hannah completed a Diploma in Translation Studies at the University of Auckland in 2016 and has since been working as a German to English translator, specialising in medical and clinical trial texts.
When not working or organising her children, she can probably be found cooking up a storm, singing with her choir or fitting in the odd bit of furniture restoration. Most likely to be overheard saying ’Trim flat white please’. Least likely to get up early voluntarily.
Treasurer and committee member
Ying Becky Zhang
Ying Becky Zhang is a mother of two boys. She used to be a university lecturer in China and now works as a full time professional interpreter and translator in New Zealand.
Ruth Tizón de Qureshi
Ruth works as a Spanish-English interpreter in Auckland and joined the Auckland Branch Committee in 2020.