Fran van Til
Fran joined NZIMLS in 1990 in a part-time role as Executive Assistant to the Secretary. The position progressed to Executive Officer later the same year. In 2006 Fran became a full-time employee of the Institute with her role extending to managing other staff members and running the Executive Office.
Her knowledge of business procedures and event organisation has led to Fran organising the Annual Scientific Meetings, a task which was previously contracted out. Her dedication and expert approach to the NZIMLS led to the Council awarding her Life Membership at the 2009 Annual Scientific Meeting.
Fran is the members link to Council and may be contacted with any matter you wish to bring to Council's attention.
Business Operations Officer
Sharon was employed by NZIMLS in 2006 in the full-time role of Finance and Membership Administrator. The role has now been renamed to Business Operations Officer, to better reflect the work she undertakes for members. Coming from a secretarial/accounting background, Sharon is tasked with ensuring the smooth running of the Institute's accounts, maintaining the membership records, and maintaining the website. Sharon also type-sets the Journal of Medical Laboratory Science.
Any queries regarding membership, finance or website may be directed to Sharon.
A keen designer and seamstress, Sharon has a Diploma in Tailoring, and in 2015 completed a Diploma of Business Studies endorsed in Accounting, with Massey University (extra-murally). Sharon holds membership of the NZ Institute of Chartered Accountants, as an Accounting Technician.
Jillian is contracted to NZIMLS as CPD Coordinator, a role she commenced in January 2005. Jillian is a Fellow of NZIMLS, and is on the Fellowship Committee. She works as a Medical Laboratory Scientist at Canterbury Health Laboratories in the Steroids and Immunobiochemistry laboratory.
In her spare time, Jillian enjoys sailing, cycling and dragon-boat racing, competing internationally (and very successfully) with the 'Abreast of Life' dragon-boat team. She is very involved with the management of various sports teams.