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

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.

Ronak Panchal: Board Member

Ronak is an QA Engineering Lead who has about 15 years' experience in Digital services.  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 automation testing and the ongoing improvement to the testing process.
Currently Ronak contributes to the testing community in Auckland through assisting with social and informative events, promoting testing as a career, and mentoring junior test analysts. He also maintains and supports the technology needs of the board.

Ronak is based in Auckland - New Zealand

Leanne Howard: Board Member

Leanne currently works as the Global Business Agility Practice Director with Planit Testing.  She has been in the testing industry for more than 20 years, both in Australia and the UK, working in many domains and diverse programmes.  She is keen to mentor and share her experiences through education for test professionals.  Leanne takes a practical approach to testing, using all of her skills and competencies, selecting from her vast “toolkit” of techniques to fit the context in which she works.  Leanne is focused on delivering the highest quality to her stakeholders within the boundaries of the project.  She has extensive knowledge of Agile methodologies, she is a certified Scrum Master and has been a speaker at global testing industry conferences.  She is also a keen author of whitepapers and articles for various magazines.

Leanne has authored Advanced Test Analyst and Test Manager training courses plus ISQTB guidelines and has been instrumental in setting up the SIGiST Sydney (Special Interest Group in Software Testing).  She is a Senior Certified Professional member of Australian Computer Society, a member of the Scrum Alliance and Standards Australia Committees.  Leanne’s also on ISTQB® Expert syllabus review panels and has written a large number of the Advanced level examination questions for ANZTB.  She is herself a certified Advanced Level Test Analyst, Advanced Level Test Manager and a Foundation Level Agile Tester.  Leanne was also recognised by her peers through the iAward ICT Woman of the Year 2014.

Leanne is based in Sydney NSW - Australia