The Practice Managers and Administrators Association of New Zealand represents Practice Managers, Administrators and the profession of Practice Management. It was established in 1996 and is an incorporated society. The Association is governed by a National Executive Board of seven members who are appointed for a three year term. Executive members are elected at the Annual General Meeting which is held during our Annual Conference.

There are a number of branches established throughout New Zealand and a proportion of members' annual subscription is remitted to branches to assist them in offering continuing professional development, networking, resources, and peer support. We award a Practice Manager of the Year award at our annual conference.  Our members manage general, allied health, specialist, physiotherapy, veterinary, dental and multi-disciplinary practices within the health sector.

As an association we seek to serve our members through various activities and initiatives. The aim of these can be summarised by our main functions; To:


INFORM: We provide regular and relevant regional and national communication via email, magazines and the members section of our website. Membership also gives access to biannual remuneration survey.

GUIDE: Membership enables access to a nationwide network of highly experienced practice managers to offer support, advice and guidance. With over 400 members, specific areas of expertise and experience are only a phone call away.

CONNECT: We have a vital network of regional branches that provide specialised information and professional development to members. Branch meetings provide a valuable local networking opportunities. These meetings focus on issues relevant to the needs of the practice managers and administrators through forum discussion, practice visits and access to expert speakers.

INFLUENCE: PMAANZ is a respected member of the health sector, and actively involved in many areas of governance and policy development. PMAANZ currently represents our members on various industry boards, committees and forums.

The Association is regularly consulted on industry matters by the Ministry of Health and ACC.

INSPIRE: The Association holds a well-supported national annual conference to refresh, inspire and inform. The programme consists of national and international expert speakers on topics relevant to practice management including: • Financial management • Marketing and Human Resources • Legal compliance; and • Sector developments.

GROWTH: PMAANZ is committed to increasing the professionalism and expertise in the area of Practice Management and Administration. To meet the changing needs of Health Management, Practice Managers and Administrators need to possess a range of skills in various areas. In recognition of this PMAANZ has established a 5-step pathway to support members in their professional development as well as online, branch and conference development opportunities. This five step pathway consists of 3 Knowledge and Skills Framework papers and a certificate and diploma qualification developed in conjunction with the Institute of Management New Zealand.

Our Mission Statement:

Our mission is to promote excellence in, and recognition of, Practice Management in the wider health sector by supporting members through professional development, networking and peer support.

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