- TE HA, Contemporary Maori Writers
- NZ SOCIETY OF AUTHORS
- STORYLINES Children’s Literature Charitable Trust
- TE IHO KAITIAKI INCORPORATED - Maori Made Trademark
- NZ BOOK COUNCIL
- ICADS - International Society of Art Deco Architecture and Design
Current Board Member of the:
- PAINTED STORIES Te Tai Tamariki Preservation Charitable Trust for NZ Children’s Literature
- CREATIVE NZ AWARDS ASSESSMENT PANEL
* The PAINTED STORIES/Te Tai Tamariki Trust was established in Christchurch in 2006. Its aim is to collect and archive original and digital manuscripts and illustrations from New Zealand Children’s books to show the relationship between illustration and story telling. In the future it is hoped the trust will have a permanent centre in which to hold exhibitions and events for children and adults. The centre will also offer research facilities.
In 2009, the trust established a small gallery in Victoria Street, Christchurch but it was demolished after the earthquakes of 2011. However, since 2006, ten major exhibitions of picture book art have been held in venues such as the COCA gallery in Christchurch and the Canterbury Museum. Several of these exhibitions travelled to other centres in New Zealand. WAIRUA – Maori Tikanga in Children’s Books, opened at the Canterbury Museum before travelling to Puke Ariki, New Plymouth, then continuing to tour for several years.
Artwork from books by Joy Cowley ran in Blenheim in 2015 to compliment the Marlborough Writers’ Festival in July.
In 2016, the trust organized its largest exhibition yet. Twenty illustrators featured in a specially designed show for the IBBY (International Board on Books for Young People) Congress in Auckland in August.