About the New Zealand Institute of
The NZIC represents some 1000 members involved in
the profession of chemistry. Members participate in
the study, practice, teaching, promotion and management
The NZIC was founded in 1931. It is comprised of
six branches and a number
of specialist groups.
The governing council comprises
a delegate from each Branch Committee together with
an elected President, first and second Vice Presidents,
General Secretary and General Treasurer. Members
of Council are elected annually at the AGM, in recent
years the First Vice-President has been elected unopposed
to the Presidency and the Second Vice-President has
been elected unopposed to the First Vice-Presidency.
Members of the NZIC can also elect to belong to one
or more Specialist Groups
within the NZIC. There are 10 Specialist Groups registered,
of varying activity. Some are functional only during
national Conferences, while others have active year-long
programmes, including their own conferences, and recruit
non-NZIC members as affiliates.