Anne Todd ONZM LL.B,

 Anne Todd

Past President BPW NZ

 BPW Clubs

Tauranga:      1980 to 1986

Cambridge:      1986

Hamilton:      1987 to 1999

BPW National

Constitution Advisory Committee:  1981 to 1993 (Chair 1991-92)

Legislation Committee:      1983 to 1989 (Chair 1987-89)

President:          1994 to 1996

Immediate Past President:    1997 to 1999

BPW International

Constitutional Advisory Committee:  2008

Constitution Advisory Chair:    2004 to 2005; 2009

Executive Secretary:      2002 to 2005

Constitution Advisory Committee:  2002

Coordinator Oceania Region:    1997 to 1999

Member Special Advisory Committee to President:  1997 to 1999; 2009

Congress: Acting Constitutional Chair:  1996

Constitutional Advisory Committee,  Asia and the Pacific Region Representative:  1992 – 1993

Professional & Personal Insight:

  • Work Experience:

1999-present  McFadden McMeeken Phillips, Nelson: Associate; Staff Solicitor (1986-89)

A J Vosper, Cambridge: Relieving Staff Solicitor

1979-85  Maltby Hare Willoughby, Barristers and Solicitors, Tauranga: Partner (1982-85):

Staff Solicitor (1979-82)

Boughton and Grant, Waihi: Staff Solicitor

  • Work Associated Appointments:

2003-present  Nelson Family Court: Protection of Personal Property Rights Panel

2001-present  Counsel for Children Panel: Nelson Family Court

1999  Counsel for Children Panel: Morrinsville and Thames Valley Family Courts

1997-99  Counsel for Children Panel: Te Kuiti, Huntly and Te Awamutu Family Courts

1990-99  Hamilton and Te Awamutu Family Courts: Protection of Personal Property Rights Panel

1988-2006  Counsel for Children Panel: Hamilton Family Court

Waikato Care and Protection Resource Panel

  • Work Activity: (Including Community work)

2005-08  Legal Services Agency Review Panel

2004-06  Elder Advice Advisory Board of Age Concern, Nelson

2003-06; 2009  Co-opted Member Board of Trustees for Salisbury School for Girls

2002-03  Contributor to AYCA Report “Children and Youth in Aotearoa 2003”

2000-present  Age Concern Nelson, Honorary Solicitor

NZ Family Law Section Friends Panel

Nelson Bays Community Law Centre Solicitors Panel

Nelson Family Courts Association – Member

1997-present    New Zealand Law Society Women’s Consultative Group – Friends Panel

New Zealand Law Section – Member

1998-99  Waikato District Legal Services Committee

Committee of Hamilton Health Management Group

Wakaito Bay of Plenty District Law Society EEO Committee (Convenor 1997)

Access to Justice Project, Hamilton Women Lawyers Liaison

1997      Author, “Are You in a De Facto Relationship”, HER Business

1996-98    Waikato Bay of Plenty District Law Society: Friends Panel

1995-present   LEADR – Member

1994-97    New Zealand Law Society Women’s Consultative Group

1988, 1990-99  Wakaito Bay of Plenty District Law Society: Family Law Committee

Waikato Family Courts Association: Member; Committee (1992-95)

  • Relieving Manager:

1980-90;     Glenview Motor Hotel, Hamilton

1993-94     Riverina Motor Hotel, Hamilton

Sir George Grey Hotel, Tairua

Outline of CEDAW work

  • Community Activities:

2007 and 2003  NGO Presenter to CEDAW Monitoring Committee of NGO Non Maori NCW facilitated Reports

  • National Council of Women (Inc) (NCW):

Þ 2008  Presenter “Women on Wheels” (re CEDAW) to the Australia and NZ third Sector Research


2007  Procedural Advisor

2005   Nelson NGO CEDAW Group

2000-02  Convener, Nelson NGO CEDAW Group

  • BPW Representative:

BPW International Congress, Mexico City 2008, Alternate Delegate

BPW International Congress Melbourne 2002, Alternate Delegate

BPW International Congress Vancouver 1997-1999, NZ Delegate

In recent years, BPW NZ Co-Parliamentarian.

BPW International Congress, Venice1996, NZ Delegate,

NZ Delegation Leader-BPW International Asia and the Pacific Regional Meeting, Bangkok 1994 and

BPW Australia Conference, Freemantle, 1994

BPW NZ First Vice President (Status of Women and United Nations Committee Chair), 1993-1994

Delegate BPW NZ to International Congress, Nagoya, 1993

BPW NZ 2nd Vice President (Membership Committee Chair), 1992 – 1993

Anne has been involved in the preparation of reports and papers covering areas of de facto legislation, Section 59 repeal, prostitution reform, Domestic Violence including Mandatory reporting, to name a few that come to mind.  She notes, “BPW took a significant national lead in de facto legislation and prostitution reform.”  Represented BPW at the United Nations and

Co-facilitator Workshops on CEDAW and the Interface Beijing Platform for Action.

International Executive Secretary (2002-2005)

BPW International Executive Secretaries

2002 – 2005 : Anne Todd-Lambie, BPW New Zealand (on the picture in the center)

2005 – 2008 : Freda Miriklis BPW Australia (on the picture on the right side)

2008 – 2011 : Jean Murray BPW Australia (on the picture on the left side)

BPW New Zealand awarded Anne Todd-Lambie Life Membership today at their National Conference. Anne has contributed to BPW in New Zealand for several decades at local, regional and national levels, represented BPW New Zealand at many International Congresses and has served BPW International in a number of capacities, including Executive Secretary and now Chair of the Constitutional Advisory Committee. It is fitting that BPW New Zealand has recognised her in this way.