The UFBA office and staff are based in Tawa, Wellington. You can email any of the staff members through this page or find additional contact details here.
George VerryChief Executive Officer
Previously the Chief Executive Officer of the New Zealand Rugby Union and Master Plumbers Association, George joined the UFBA in November 2008. A little-known fact: he has attended every Rugby World Cup and has never missed a World Cup Final. He is also an avid golfer – rain, wind, or hail won’t keep him away from the course on Sunday mornings.
Jane DavieOperations Manager
Jane started with the UFBA in September 2006 and has been a member of a Volunteer Fire Brigade for almost nine years, having served eight of those years as Secretary. She has valuable insight into the functional needs and challenges of fire brigades and members.
Ceara Owen-PerryEvents Manager
Ceara Owen-Perry joined the UFBA Team in July 2012. Ceara has a strong background in event organization and hospitality, having been in the industry for over 10 years. Most recently Ceara worked in the Marketing and Communications Department of Deloitte as their Events Advisor and prior to this she was the Business Development Manager and Senior Event Manager for Auaha Events and Conferences.
Kirsten SpierlingEvents Administrator
Kirsten joined the UFBA team in May 2010 as the Events Administrator, providing support to the Events Manager and was involved in organising various workshops including the last successful UFBA Leadership and Governance Workshop. Kirsten has a keen eye for photography and is often seen at events taking photos for the website and newsletter.
Tearo KelemeteService Honours Administrator
Tearo joined the UFBA in 2007. In addition to taking on the big job of administering service honours and keeping rolls up to date, she also processes accident assurance claims and NZFBI application forms, and provides additional administrative support where required.
Megan LeggettFire Shop and Reception
Megan joined the UFBA team in 2012 as Fireshop Administrator and Reception.