NYP's purpose

As a not-for-profit incorporated society, we have set objectives for our organisation. These are set out in our Rules, available here. In a broad sense, we exist to:
  • Facilitate members to network and socialise with other people whose careers are based in the Nelson-Tasman region;
  • Provide a platform for connecting various sectors of the community;
  • Provide a sense of community for young people whose careers are based in Nelson; and
  • Promote Nelson-Tasman as a place for young professionals to live, work and play.

NYP aims to connect our members and fully integrate them into the Nelson-Tasman lifestyle. We recognise that building a community is vital for our members' professional and personal success in our region. A sustainable work/life balance is hard to achieve without community. NYP provides a community that is easy to break into and will support you in making the most out of your time in Nelson. If we do our job right, our members will never want to leave this incredible region!

Committee members

Passionate about Nelson, our committee members give up hours of their time every week to help our members engage with our local community. We're a friendly bunch, so come introduce yourself to us at one of our many awesome events that we put on. 

Michael Younghusband
Buys snacks for the committee and chairs our meetings

Bridget McCormick
Does everything the committee "bags not"ed out of, with a smile

Sarah Thompson
Does the boring paperwork but mostly just encourages committee meetings to take place at the pub


Anita Jones
Makes our Facebook events and loses sleep over whether she made any typos (she didn't)

Wes Malcolm
With his infamous laugh, he charms anyone NYP needs to call a favour from

Simon Hoey-Burns
Tries to make sure NYP's eftpos card doesn't get declined

We are always looking for more talented hands on deck. If you are interested in joining the committee, or helping out with any specific event we run, let us know.

Nelson Young Professionals Inc, 2017

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