Interpreting New Zealand’s staff members:
Robyn Pask (Chief Executive)
Robyn joined Interpreting New Zealand in June 2010. She has extensive management and leadership experience, both in government and the private sector. While in her previous role with the Department of Labour, she worked closely with representatives from migrant and refugee communities and other government and non-government agencies involved in migrant and refugee settlement in New Zealand. She has a Bachelor of Education (Adult Education) and has been very actively involved in workplace training for a number of years, including two years managing a team of trainers across the Asia-Pacific region within a multi-national company.
The quality of Interpreting NZ’s service is second to none, and the office team, the trainers, and the interpreters are focused on making sure it stays that way. Contact Robyn if you have any questions or concerns about the quality of your interpreting experience, or the organisation in general.
Erwin Lacruz (Training Manager)
Erwin has a BA in Spanish and English Languages and Literatures with and specialisation in translation from the University of Los Andes Venezuela, and an MA in Phonetics from University College London. He has over 15 years of training experience, having taught at universities in Venezuela and New Zealand. Before moving to New Zealand, he worked as a translator and interpreter for the Translation Services of the University of Los Andes. He has been working for INZ since 2010. He is currently completing a PhD in Linguistics at Victoria University.
Inna Palmer (Training Officer)
Inna is a graduate of St.Petersburg University (Russia), majoring in English language and literature. She started her interpreting career during Moscow Olympic Games and worked as a translator and interpreter for various private businesses in Russia. She has 15 years of experience in teaching English and school administration. Inna settled in New Zealand in 1999 with her Kiwi husband Ross and their daughter Olga. For over ten years she has been working with families who have children adopted from Russia. She also worked as an ESOL teacher for nearly four years. Inna joined Interpreting New Zealand in 2007, received NAATI accreditation in 2008 and since September 2009 is a part-time Training Officer.
Jennifer Quinn (Office Administrator)
Contact Jennifer Quinn to for information regarding general enquiries about Interpreting New Zealand as an organisation, applications to become an interpreter, etc.
Mariko Hummel-Jibiki (Request Coordinator)
Contact Mariko Hummel-Jibiki to book interpreters. Mariko will ensure that you always have the best interpreter for your needs.
Vera George (Request Coordinator)
Contact Vera George for your interpreting booking requirements. Vera will arrange the best interpreter for your requirements
Maria Fresia (Christchurch Coordinator)
Maria Fresia is our Christchurch Coordinator. Please contact her regarding anything that may have to do with interpreters in Christchurch.
Gean Burke (Financial Administrator)
Contact Gean Burke for information regarding invoicing or anything related to financial services.
Leo Saumure (Database Administrator)
Contact Leo Saumure for any information regarding technological issues such as database inquiries, website issues, etc.