NYP's purpose

As a not-for-profit incorporated society, we have set objectives for our organisation. These are set out in our Rules, available here. In a broad sense, we exist to:
  • Facilitate members to network and socialise with other people whose careers are based in the Nelson-Tasman region;
  • Provide a platform for connecting various sectors of the community;
  • Provide a sense of community for young people whose careers are based in Nelson; and
  • Promote Nelson-Tasman as a place for young professionals to live, work and play.
NYP aims to connect our members and fully integrate them into the Nelson-Tasman lifestyle. We recognise that building a community is vital for our members' professional and personal success in our region. A sustainable work/life balance is hard to achieve without community. NYP provides a community that is easy to break into and will support you in making the most out of your time in Nelson. If we do our job right, our members will never want to leave this incredible region!

Contact us

Nelson Young Professionals Inc is a not-for-profit incorporated society run by volunteers for the benefit of our members. 

You can email us at nelsonyoungprofessionals@gmail.com or send us a Facebook message.  

Committee members

Passionate about Nelson, our committee members give up hours of their time every week to help our members engage with our local community. We're a friendly bunch, so come introduce yourself to us at one of our many awesome events that we put on. 

Michael Younghusband

Buys snacks for the committee and chairs our meetings

Bridget McCormick

Does everything the committee "bags not"ed out of, with a smile

Sarah Thompson

Streamlines NYP, one project at a time. Regularly attempts to persuade us to have meetings at the pub



Anita Jones

Stays up late keeping our members informed with all things NYP, runs our special events and then loses sleep over whether she made any typos (she didn't)

Teah Hurrell

First through the door at our monthly drinks, getting us into the coolest pubs with the yummiest foods

Simon Hoey-Burns

Tries to make sure NYP's eftpos card doesn't get declined

Renee Wilson

Connects NYP with our wonderful sponsors and ensures that we go above and beyond what we have promised to deliver


Matt Palmer

Sports? That's Matt - find him and he'll make it happen


Aaron Shields

Ensures that committee banter is accurately recorded so we don't fall asleep when we review the minutes

We are always looking for more talented hands on deck. If you are interested in helping out with any specific event we run, or have an idea for a new NYP activity, drop us a line or find one of our friendly faces at the NYP monthly drinks.

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