UFBA Officers

Dame Margaret Bazley ONZ DNZM

Dame Margaret Bazley ONZ DNZM


Dame Margaret Bazley was made Patron at our 2014 Conference in Tauranga. She has extensive experience and knowledge of government as a senior public servant and was a former Chairperson of the New Zealand Fire Service Commission. She has held the positions of Acting Chief Executive of the Department of Work and Income, Chief Executive of the Ministry of Social Policy, Director-General of Social Welfare, Secretary for Transport, and Deputy Chairperson of the State Services Commission. She is a former Chairperson of the Foundation of Research, Science and Technology ; a member of the Waitangi Tribunal and the Royal Commission into Auckland Governance, and Commissioner for the Commission of Inquiry into Police Conduct; Chair of the Fundamental Review of the Legal Aid System.

Joe Manihera

Joe Manihera


Joe was elected as an Executive Officer at the 2016 AGM in Christchurch. In 2011, he was elected a member of the UFBA Technical Panel serving three of four years as Convenor establishing a strong network with brigades throughout the country. It also highlighted a world of constant change and the need to ensure this is managed and embedded in a proper manner. This tenure and current role as a Volunteer Support Officer in Area 25 (Southland), provides a strong appreciation of the topical issues that are common with volunteers.

Glenn Williams

Glenn Williams

Vice President

Glenn was elected to the UFBA Board at the 2011 Conference in Invercargill, was re-elected in 2013 and 2015 and appointed Deputy Chairman in 2015. He has been a volunteer firefighter for over 36 years and Chief Fire Officer of Te Puke Volunteer Fire Brigade since 2006. He is a Member of the New Zealand Institute of Management and a Chartered Member of the Institute of Directors. Glenn now works as a business broker after 25 years business involvement.

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