ISTQB International Software Testing Qualifications Board

ANZTB Board Members


David Hayman:  Chair

David has been in IT for 35 years, 30 of those focussing on the testing arena.  He as operated at all levels and roles including most recently as a Test Practice Management and also as a Test Consultant/Strategist for a range of organisations across a wide range of industries.  He has also been involved in creating and running two independent testing consultancies one in the UK the other in New Zealand.

David has been involved with ISEB/ISTQB certification schemes in a number of volunteer roles since 1999.  He has previously held the chair role at ANZTB from 2010 to 2014.

David moved to New Zealand in 2004 and is based in Auckland, New Zealand.

Graeme Mackenzie: Vice Chair

Graeme has been managing software testing for over 20 years, typically at a strategic or organisational level.  He is currently a Testing Director with HPE New Zealand.

Graeme has held strategic management roles in a variety of organisations and industries including telecommunications, finance, fishing, oil and government. He also has considerable experience in managing remote teams including teams spread around the world.

Graeme is a founding board member of ANZTB and is currently the ANZTB representative at ISTQB, as well as Exam Vice Chair.  He is a past Chair of the ISTQB® Exam Working Party which drives ISTQB® exams globally.

He currently holds ISTQB® Certified Tester Advanced Level Test Manager and ISTQB® Certified Tester Advanced Level Test Analyst.

Graeme is based in Wellington - New Zealand.

David Fuller: Treasurer & Public Officer

David FullerDavid has over 20 years’ experience in delivering practical testing solutions to clients in the Financial Services industry, with a focus on the promotion of Agility & best practice Testing techniques and tools across the Software Development Lifecycle.

David is currently Portfolio Test Manager (for Cards & Payments) & Captain of the Agile Faculty for the Westpac Banking Group. He strongly believes in the promotion of Testing as a career and has hands-on experience with quality standards including ISO 9000, 9126 and CMMI.

David is based in Sydney NSW - Australia

Anne Carter: Board Member

Anne is an ISTQB® Advanced Level test professional with more than 20 years' experience across the areas of test consulting, test management, quality assurance and continuous improvement.

Anne has a strong track record in the establishment of organisational testing practices and driving continuous improvement across the lifecycle. She has extensive experience and highly developed skills in System, Integration, Regression, Automation and User Acceptance Testing of software.  Anne also has a proven ability to build positive stakeholder relationships, delivering an exceptional level of customer experience with a broad range of key internal and external stakeholders.

Since 2012, Anne has been facilitating the Adelaide branch meetings of the Special Interest Group in Software Testing on behalf of the ANZTB. She is currently employed as a General Manager for AccessHQ.

Anne is based in Adelaide SA - Australia

Marie Walsh: Board Member

Marie is a Senior Program Test Manager with over 19 years’ experience in IT. Currently an independent contractor, she has worked on high profile projects for organisations including Microsoft, Suncorp, CSIRO, Centrelink, and the Queensland Police Service.

During her career, Marie has worked as a Technical Tester, Test Automation Specialist, Business and Systems Analyst, Test Manager, Release and Implementation Manager, Change Manager and Problem Manager. Her experience spans many industry sectors, including finance, telecommunications, health, and government, and a range of technologies, methodologies and disciplines.

Marie’s career focus is on the testing discipline, and her diverse roles have provided her with a solid understanding of the importance of testing within IT project lifecycles.

Marie is a keen advocate of testing, and regularly attends IT community group meetings to grow professionally and to promote the benefits of testing. Her passion is to improve the image of testing, and to work with teams to build testing processes that are flexible, adaptable, and effective in improving software quality.

Marie is based in Brisbane QLD - Australia.

Stanley Johannes: Board Member

Stanley is an ISTQB® certified Advanced Test Analyst and a certified Professional Scrum Master. His experience spans a diverse range of industries including travel, musical instrument production, consulting and insurance. He has worked on various sized projects, using both traditional methodologies and Agile.

Stanley is passionate about improving the value of testing to the IT industry, the increasing inclusion of testing courses in the education sector, and the promotion of testing as a professional career choice.

Currently Stanley contributes to the testing community in Christchurch through the Test Professional Network and by mentoring junior test analysts.

Stanley is based in Christchurch - New Zealand

Veronica Belcher: Board Member

Veronica is an ISTQB® Foundation Level experienced Test Consultant.  She has worked across the government, mining and insurance sectors since 2001 in varied roles from Test Analyst, Test Lead, Test Coordinator and Test Manager. She is passionate about testing and the ongoing promotion of the value of testing within business communities. She has experience in v-model, waterfall and agile technologies and has worked on a number of large and small scale projects throughout her career.

Mentoring less experienced testers and sharing knowledge is the cornerstone to Veronica's approach to testing, ensuring testers maintain a quality focus at all times.

She regularly assists with SIGiST's in Brisbane and is on hand to assist in any other ways to promote the software testing profession.

Veronica is based in Brisbane QLD - Australia.

Roan O'Connor: Board Member

Roan O’Connor is a Senior Test Consultant, with more than 12 years’ combined experience in Quality Assurance, Process Improvement, Software Testing and Project Management.   Over the course of his career, he has worked in a variety of organisations, primarily in the Banking (Retail and Investment) and Insurance industries.  He applies core testing principles to all that he does and is a keen supporter of process improvement and delivering the best value to his customers; identifying and ably communicating opportunities at all levels. He practically applies his knowledge of testing to tailor methodologies and practices, to suit the situation, whilst ensuring that quality is not compromised.

Roan is based in Perth WA - Australia

Ronak Panchal: Board Member

Ronak is an ISTQB® Certified Advanced Test Manager who has ten years' experience in IT.  During his career in software testing, Ronak has worked on a wide range of technologies in the banking and travel domains.  He has worked on various sized projects for some high profile international customers in Auckland, Pune, Zurich, London and Singapore.

Ronak is passionate about testing and the ongoing improvement to the testing process. 

Currently Ronak contributes to the testing community in Auckland through assisting with SIGiST's, promoting testing as a career, and mentoring junior test analysts.

Ronak is based in Auckland - New Zealand