Our committee

With thanks to the wonderful team who work hard behind the scenes to make this conference happen.

David Kibblewhite

Dr David Kibblewhite

Conference Convenor

David Kibblewhite is a Consultant Anaesthetist and Pain Specialist from Waikato DHB. He is the NZSA representative on the NZ Medical Association Specialist Council which meets four times a year. He is the Immediate Past NZSA President and the convenor of our NZ Anaesthesia 2020 conference.

Morgan Edwards

Dr Morgan Edwards

Programme Convenor

Morgan Edwards is a Consultant Anaesthetist at North Shore Hospital. Morgan was a previous NZSA Trainee Rep and now holds the NZSA portfolio for Assistants to the Anaesthetist. She is also our representative on the National Obstetric Anaesthesia Network and has produced online content to provide guidance to women on epidurals. Morgan also assists with our social media platforms and is a talented designer and photographer who has contributed to the design of our resources.

Renee Franklin

Dr Renee Franklin

Programme Convenor

Renee Franklin is a Consultant Anaesthetist in Tauranga. She works in both public and private practice. Renee is the clinical lead for the pre-assessment clinic at Tauranga Hospital and has a strong interest in perioperative medicine. She is a member of the NZ Perioperative Network and a member of the Perioperative Medicine SIG Executive. She joined the Executive Committee in October 2019.

Mike Ng

Dr Michael Ng

Social and Sponsorship Convenor

Mike Ng is an Anaesthetic Provisional Fellow at Middlemore Hospital. He is the Trainee Representative, and works with our Deputy Trainee Representative Michael Wadsworth on the Executive Committee. He has an interest in the welfare of anaesthetists and trainees; and improving the transition from trainee to specialist. He is a member of the organising committee for the NZSA 2020 conference.

Daphne Atkinson

Daphne Atkinson

Marketing and Communications

Daphne has been the Communications Manager for NZSA since April 2016. She oversees NZSA communications including event marketing, the member magazine and newsletter, social media, presentations and news media. She has extensive health sector experience and has worked for the NZ Medical Association and the Ministry of Health. Daphne is looking forward to engaging with members at the conference and writing articles on key presentations.