Welcome to Conoscenti

To our knowledge, there are few such networking opportunities for Executive Assistants to Chief Executive Officers in the Auckland region and research has indicated that there is a need for such a forum, particularly as there is generally only one Executive Assistant to the Chief Executive Officer in any company and opportunities to network with colleagues at a similar level are restricted.

In February 2004, Conoscenti was founded by three Executive Assistants to Chief Executive Officers; Jacqui Clark formerly from EDS New Zealand, Natalie Hall formerly from TelstraClear, and Julie Courtnell formerly from Auckland Regional Council.


The Conoscenti Executive Committee currently comprises:

Angela Day:
(Responsibility – Events, Special Projects and Educationals portfolios)
Executive Assistant to Managing Director of USL Medical

Kenza Mezmizi
(Responsibility – Membership, Special Projects and Educationals portfolios)
EA to Executive Director at Les Mills International

Vicky Lowe:
(Director; Responsibility – Financials, Website, Special Projects and Educationals portfolios)
Executive Assistant to Sir Stephen Tindall

Natalie Hall:
(Director; Founding Member)
Executive Assistant to Chief Executive Officer & Chief Financial Officer, TVNZ


Conoscenti is a boutique forum for like-minded, professional, energetic Executive Assistants.  The successful applicant will need to be the most senior EA/PA in their organisation in New Zealand and report directly to the Chief Executive Officer/Managing Director equivalent.  Being the most senior EA/PA in the company structure, only one member from each organisation can be considered. 

The Committee will take into consideration all membership applications including SME and entrepreneurial organisations.