Jackie joined the New Zealand Society of Authors (PEN NZ Inc) as Chief Executive Officer in January 2014.
Prior to taking the role Jackie had worked in both the music industry and the film industry in both Australia and New Zealand.
Jackie Dennis – Work Biography
As Operations Manager, Claire supports the Chief Executive in managing day‐to‐day operations and overseeing NZSA programmes and services. She is also responsible for the financial management of NZSA.
At the core of NZSA are its programmes and awards and Claire’s role is to facilitate the smooth running of these – including management of the selection process, publicising the programmes and ensuring systems are constantly improved so the programmes and awards themselves remain vital.
She is a writer and editor with a BA in Media Studies. Claire was managing editor and designer of School’s Out! magazine for six years and has worked on publications such as Te Rau Mata, Speak2Me, Go See Discover and AA Traveller.
She co-edited Beyond the Free Market (Dunmore 2014) and works across platforms including websites, print and Ebooks.