President’s Welcome

A warm welcome to the School Business Managers’ (SBM) Association!

Kia ora – my name is Nawa Ruckes and I have the honour and privilege of being the current President of the School Business Managers’ Association (SBM).

When I don’t have my President’s hat on I’m the Business Manager at Rotorua Boys’ High School where I’ve worked for the past 10 years.
I’ve also had 7 years experience as a member of the SBM Executive, 4 years as the Bay of Plenty Regional Delegate (2011 – 2015) and 3 years as Secretary of the Association (2016 – 2018)

The SBM Association is the only independent organisation representing the interests of School Business Managers in NZ

The Education Sector is constantly being reviewed and change is inevitable.  As a member of the SBM Executive, a big part of our job is to ensure our members are kept informed and up-to-date with these changes.

The SBM offers many great benefits to our members including networking opportunities with like-minded colleagues, regular professional development on a regional level, and a fantastic annual conference with amazing sponsors.

We also have representation on numerous Sector Groups both within New Zealand and around the world.

If you are looking for an organisation whose strategic goals focus on a commitment to leadership development, ongoing professional learning, membership engagement and advocating on your behalf, then I urge you to join. Learn more →

Noho ora mai!

Nawa Ruckes

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