Committee and Roles

Committee Structure

Running the WTMC is a big undertaking: we have over 500 members and we generally run between 2 and 5 trips each weekend. That’s a lot of logistics, transport, gear and organisation! In addition, we have our social nights to run, our two huts to look after, our website to update, and our newsletter and journal to publish and distribute.

There are many people involved in making the club work (meet our volunteers). The table below will help you navigate who does what.

We’re always looking for more help, so please get in touch with the Secretary if you feel able to assist, even if only in a small way.

– Complaints
– Sexual harassment
– Bullying
– Privacy
– Paua Hut
– Mountain House Shelter
– Maintenance
– Constitution
– Club policies
– Legal requirements
– Refunds
– Invoices
– Insurances
– Investments
Chief Guide
– Club trips
– Training courses
– Safety on all club activities
Lodge Convenor
– Staying at the lodge
– Queries that relate to RAL
Liaison Officer
– General queries
– New members
– Club nights and events
– IT issues

Our Committee (2023 – 2024)

Anne de Ferron, President

I joined WTMC as a tramping newbie in 2015. Since then, I made many friends through the club and gained the skills and confidence to lead my own trips, navigate off-track or go mountaineering. My favourite club trips bring together good people, challenging terrain, scenic views and tasty kai.

Being on the committee is my way to give back and enable others to explore the great outdoors of Aotearoa. As President, I am responsible for representing WTMC and ensuring that club activities run smoothly and meet the needs of our members. I am also committed to fostering a positive and inclusive club culture, so everyone feels welcome and valued regardless of their experience, background, age, ethnicity, gender or abilities.

Andrew Brown, Vice-President

Kia ora koutou, I am a returning member of the club having been a member in the 1980s while at school and university. My interest in the outdoors has been maintained through my time in the New Zealand Defence Force, membership of the NZAC since 1984, involvement with The Duke of Edinburgh’s Hillary Award, and a few guided high alpine and ski-touring trips, both in Aotearoa and overseas. My current passion is ski-touring. I can get down ‘most’ slopes, although not always with a lot of style! My role is to assist the President and contribute to the effective governance of the club, for the benefit of all members.

VACANT, Chief Guide

Daniel Madley, Treasurer

Kia ora, my role is to manage the club’s finances and financial systems, so that the club is better able to achieve its overall objectives and prepare for the future. I have been a club member since 2019 and enjoy tramping, mountaineering and trail-running. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or suggestions relating to the Treasurer role.

Sam Harrison, Liaison Officer

Just another backoffice bureaucrat looking for beauty in the bush. After over 300 huts, thousands of cups of tea and an equal number of blisters I’m still passionate about  our wild places.

As Liaison Officer I’m here to answer any questions you might have about the club and coordinate the volunteers that keep our club running. If you’re interested in what volunteering might involve or just want to have a yarn, send me an email () or a message on the club’s social media (@wtmcnz on Instagram).

David Bakker, Secretary

My role is to ensure the club administration is done effectively by keeping track of correspondence, keeping records up to date, organising meetings, ensuring decisions are carried out, and generally making sure we comply with legislation. When I can I like to get out and look forward to meeting you on a tramp

Miles Davison, Lodge Convenor

Kia ora. I became a member of WTMC way back in 1982 at the age of 16. 41 years on and I’m keener on being in NZ’s great outdoors than ever. Amongst other mountain related goals, I am currently working my way through tramping every track and sleeping in every hut in the Tararua Range.

My role as Ruapehu Lodge Convenor, serving on the General Committee, is my way of serving the club that has provided so much for me over many years. For all things lodge related, whether that be summer or winter use, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

Position Descriptions

/! Update Jan 2024: Role descriptions are being reviewed and updated. The information below is indicative.

Committee positions:

Other position descriptions:

Committee and Club Meeting Minutes

The minutes of the committee and club meetings can be found at

Get Involved in Running the Club

We always need help to run the club. If you feel you’d like to help us out in any way contact us! If you are interested in becoming a committee member or supporting the club in any other capacity, please email the Secretary for more information.