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The current PodiatryNZ Board are:



Ben Lamb - Chair

Health & Sport Central - Christchurch

As one of the clinical directors and head of podiatry at Health and Sport Central in Christchurch, my primary focus is around biomechanics, sports injury and orthotic therapy.
I am the director of Footmed Orthotics, a commercial orthotics laboratory that manufactures orthotics for podiatrists. I am trained as a podiatric surgeon, affiliated through the Ohio College of Podiatric Surgery. I have been on the PodiatryNZ Board since 2013.
An area of great interest to me is working as the national clinical director of Fit Feet for the Special Olympics and I enjoy the work I do as a technical educator for a shoe retailer. I’m passionate about Podiatry and have great confidence in the profession moving forwards.



Caron Orelowitz

The Podiatrist - Auckland

I studied podiatry in Johannesburg, graduating in 1994. I have two postgraduate certificates from the University of South Australia and have completed several paediatric courses. I am currently doing a postgraduate Diploma in Sports and Exercise Medicine through Otago University.
As a solo practitioner in private practice, I run a number of clinics in Auckland and holds PHO diabetes high-risk foot contracts. I have a keen interest in paediatrics and sports podiatry.


Lawrence Kingi

Maori Representative - Auckland

I graduated in 2008 with a bachelor of Health Science (Podiatry). I am currently contracted to Counties Manukau District Health Board as part of the Diabetes Secondary Podiatry and Rheumatoid Arthritis clinics. I work in a multi-disciplinary team as a Renal Podiatrist.
I have been working with Huakina Development Trust to deliver a tikanga based podiatry clinic at Nga Hau e Wha Marae and Ooraeroa Marae as part of their Whare Oranga Programme.
I believe the biggest challenge facing PodiatryNZ is ensuring professional relevance is maintained through focused public engagement, branding and building awareness with other medical professions.


Chief Executive (non-voting)

Jennifer Pelvin
Butler Pelvin & Associates provides secretariat, governance and executive services to not-for-profit and charitable organisations including PodiatryNZ.


The Rules are the governing document for PodiatryNZ. The governance handbook is the Board's guiding document. 


The Board may consist of up to seven Members as follows:

  • Three Members elected as Board members by the Members in accordance with 7(c) of the Rules.
  • One Podiatrist Māori representative. A Māori representative body (recognised by the Board), shall determine their processes for selecting their representative.
  • One student representative. A student representative body (recognised by the Board), shall determine their processes for selecting their representative.
  • The Board may co-opt from time to time additional Board members with or without full voting rights provided that at no time shall there be more than two such co-opted Board members.

Student members are urged to make contact with the Chief Executive, Jennifer Pelvin, and pursue the options for establishing representation on the Board.


You can view the Financial Statements on the Incorporated Societies website. Search for 'Podiatry New Zealand Incorporated'.