Diane Menzies appointed as the first leader of the Circle.
The International Federation of landscape Architects have set up an Advisory Circle in order to get advice, issue news releases, develop policy and provide thought leadership. They have appointed Diane Menzies as the first leader of the Circle. Her initial task is to build the Circle. IFLA is looking for those around the world who would like to monitor issues and work on expert position statements on issues relevant and emerging for the landscape architecture profession. This might also lead to working groups on particular topics.
Diane is a Past President of both IFLA and NZILA, as well as an honorary member of IFLA and Life member of NZILA, NZ representative for ICOMOS IFLA Cultural Landscape Committee, Chair of the Landscape Foundation, Co-chair of Te Tau a Nuku, Māori Landscape Architects group and Deputy Chair of Nga Aho, Maori designers network. Her affiliation is to Ngāti Kahungunu. Her academic qualifications are in landscape architecture, horticulture, business management and mediation. She has a PhD in resource studies on rural environmental quality. Diane has worked for Wellington City Council, Ministry for the Environment, NZ Environment Court and been an elected local representative for a now extinct borough. She is director of Landcult Ltd working in research and lecturing at Unitec.
Are there any members of NZILA who would be willing to help with this Circle? Do you have a special area of expertise and could help build international knowledge and policy for your profession?