Board Members
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Past Board Members

phillip green profilePhillip Green Wais the Co-Chair of the Board of the Holocaust Centre, along with Dr. Gigliotti during 2014-2015. His role includes assisting with complex decision making, particularly where strongly held differences of opinion require reconciliation. He is also a sounding board for the Co-Chair and the Director, and gives advice when called upon. He has been a board member since the inception of the HCNZ, and has extensive experience which includes both charitable trust and commercial boards.  As a barrister he has a particular interest in alternative dispute resolution, and holds various appointments including that of Adjunct Professor and Director of the Massey University Dispute Resolution Centre, Advisory Board Member to Bond University’s Dispute Resolution Centre, and NZ Representative to the Australian Arbitration Users Group.
dr simone gigliotti profileDr. Simone Gigliotti was Chairperson of the Board of the Holocaust Centre. She has held this position during 2013-2015 . Prior to her appointment she was on the board of the Holocaust Centre and from 2010-2012, the Wellington Holocaust Research and Education Centre. Dr. Gigliotti teaches in the History Programme at Victoria University of Wellington and has published widely in the field of Holocaust history, representation and memory. She brings to the board expertise in vision, strategic direction, education and research. She actively contributes to fulfilling the mission of the Holocaust Centre through teacher-training projects, university-centre partnerships, and exhibition development.
anna chapman profileAnna Chapman been part of the Board during 2013-2015 and assists with research, international seminars, and events. From her upbringing in New Zealand, England and Malaysia, Anna is passionate about history, languages, and working with people from different backgrounds. She studied international relations and politics at Victoria University of Wellington, and graduated in 2012 with an Honours degree in history. Her thesis "Deconstructing Luck” examined the survival strategies of female Holocaust survivors who immigrated to New Zealand and won the Clare Galambos-Winter Prize in Holocaust Studies. In April 2014, Anna and Dr Simone Gigliotti co-curated the "Auschwitz to Aotearoa" exhibition based on her research. The exhibition, recently displayed at the HCNZ, asks the question: "How did these women survive?"
marco sonzogni profileDr. Marco Sonzogni been part of the Board of the Holocaust Centre of New Zealand during 2014-2015 to help with fundraising, cultural and educational projects. He is a widely published academic, literary translator, poet and editor. Dr. Sonzogni currently works at Victoria University of Wellington as a Senior Lecturer at the School of Languages and Cultures teaching language and content courses in the Italian Programme, from first year to honours levels students. Dr. Sonzogni is the current Director of the New Zealand Centre for Literary Translation (2011-2015).

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