Joanna Newman, MRMA
Archives and Records Consultant
Joanna’s extensive consulting and contract work builds on a career which includes:
Fletcher Challenge Ltd, where she implemented the records management programme in Head Office, provided consulting services to subsidiaries as varied as Natural Gas and Fletcher Timber, and established the company’s archives (now known as the Fletcher Trust Archives).
Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, where she managed curatorial and collections information functions; implemented the collections information management system, descriptive standards and processes; reviewed archives and records management, library and public information services functions; oversaw establishment of records management and archivist positions.
Wellington City Archives, where she managed the local authority and community archives programme, established policy, procedures and standards, introduced computerised collection management, digitisation of collections and online public access; co-developed a strategic information management framework for the capital’s local authority.
Consulting and contracting on a wide range of projects in local and central government and the private sector.
She has also trained and lectured in records management and archives, written articles, advised on Archives New Zealand standards and presented on many topics in a variety of national and international forums.