The Team

Amanda Linsley
Amanda Linsley – Chief Executive Officer
After several years with the Manawatu Chamber of Commerce, Amanda now leads the team as the Chief Executive, bringing with her a wealth of knowledge from many years of experience in the business sector and having run her own businesses within the UK and New Zealand.  Amanda also is on the board of the New Zealand Rugby Museum and event manages a number of community events including Christmas in the Square.  Favourite  saying: Just do it!
Liane Anderson
Liane Anderson – Membership and Work Ready Portfolio
Liane joined the Chamber in 2017 initially to kick-start the Work Ready Portfolio  programme throughout the Manawatu, and also to help support the growing Chamber Membership.  Having spent many years with Taranaki Chamber the Manawatu Chamber feel very fortunate to have Liane working with us here.   Liane is also involved with the Welcoming Communities Advisory Board.
Tracey Sefton-Wiggins
Tracey  Sefton-Wiggins – Membership Coordinator.
Tracey joined the Chamber in April 2018 to support the office with her administration skills and to support our continued Membership growth.
She came to us from an independent training provider which honed her varied skills of which we now benefit from.
Tracey has become involved in some of our key projects and we are fortunate to have her as a valued member of our team.
Belinda Dring – Accounts & Admin
If you want to know how to do it or where it is ask Belinda!  Having been with the Manawatu Chamber for many years (in fact the longest serving staff Member) she is the best go to person we know.  She also can provide you with certificates or origin if you require:
Lynette Bailey – Project Management & Membership
Lynette is multi-tasking (ex banking world) spending half her time in Australia at her sapphire mine and when the weather gets too hot returns to our less sunny climes to assist the Chamber.  From writing and reviewing policy, mentoring, helping to develop Young Chamber Board to looking after our Member’s, Lynette is always there to help (and she makes us laugh!) –
Cheralyn Sorrell – Project Management & Membership
Cheralyn joined the Chamber Team in 2017 on a part-time basis to help support and develop our Membership.  We hosted our first New Member briefing in July this year which was a great success.  Cheralyn specialises in IT and has also written and delivered papers on Agri-business among others.  When Cheralyn isn’t with the Chamber she can usually be found at UCOL or walking her two pugs!!
Felicia Aull
Felicia Aull – Young Chamber Board Member
Felicia started with the Chamber early in 2017 developing our Social Media strategy with an economic focus (she was a 3rd Yr Massey Economics student), we loved her so much that we kept her!  Although she is going on to do a Masters degree at Massey she will still be spending some time with the Chamber developing our Young Chamber Board and making sure we stick to the strategy that she implemented for us!  Felicia adds “My name is Felicia Aull. I was born and bred in Palmerston North. I have a Bachelor of Business Degree with a major in Economics and a minor in Communications. I am currently studying towards a Masters of Environmental Management at Massey University. I am very passionate about helping people live a more sustainable lifestyle.” –
Natalia Fordyce – Young Chamber Co-ordinator & Youth Ambassador
Natalia came to the Chamber in 2019 as our intern to work with the Young Chamber team and develop new projects.  She stayed and now heads up the Young Chamber.   She works for the Chamber on a part-time basis.