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All TAAANZ Board members provide their services and expertise on a voluntary basis. The current Board members are:

Mandy Lacy

Mandy Lacy


Mandy is committed to supporting opportunities in New Zealand for people to gather, discuss and listen about transactional analysis in; professional practice, contemporary theory and methods, and latest research.  She is a TSTA in the organisational field and holds a Masters degree in Learning Science and Technology and a PhD from the Research Centre for Learning and Innovation at the University of Sydney.  Mandy works with organisations in the areas of transformation, benefits realisation management and quality assurance.  She is a writer and emerging artist.

Dr Keith Tudor

Keith Tudor


Keith Tudor, PhD, CQSW, Dip. Psychotherapy, CTA(P), TSTA(P) is professor of psychotherapy at Auckland University of Technology, Aotearoa New Zealand. He has been involved in TA for over 35 years, and is the author of over 100 publications on TA, including four books  In 2020, he was the recipient (with Graeme Summers) of the Eric Berne Memorial Award for their work on co-creative TA and design in TA.


Keith has a small private practice in West Auckland as a health care provider and transactional analyst.

John Evans

John Evans

Blog Manager

John is an independent transactional analyst / psychotherapist based in the Hutt Valley and Wellington.


He trained and worked in Social Work, Psychodynamic Counselling and Addiction Treatment in the UK prior moving to Aotearoa. 


He is interested in maintaining and growing the presence of Transactional Analysis in New Zealand and has a particular interest in humour as part of human life.

Gerry Pyves

Gerry Pyves

Webinar Manager

MA., P.G.C.E., C.T.A. Gerry is a qualified teacher, massage therapist and UKCP and PBANZ registered psychotherapist. He is a member of ITAA and has been in private clinical practice since 1984.


Gerry is a PTSTA(P) and the founder and creator of NO HANDS® Massage. He is the author of “Touching Trauma, Building Resilience” which is a breakthrough book on the use of touch to remove trauma from the human nervous system.  


In addition to his Wanaka private practice, Gerry runs training and supervision groups in Psychotactile Therapy for both qualified and trainee psychotherapists. He lives in Wānaka, New Zealand and can be contacted through his website: or by direct

“My current role on the TAAANZ board is to ensure a lively and exciting webinar programme for all our members.” 

Leah Foxcroft

Leah Foxcroft-De Wijze


Leah is a qualified counsellor and currently also a psychotherapist-in-training. She has a Masters in Distance and Online education and continues to work part-time in that field whilst maintaining a private counselling practice in the Hutt Valley, Wellington.

Leah has a long-standing interest in the creative arts and its capacity for healing. Working with a friend and colleague, they have introduced the concept of 'calligratherapy' into New Zealand which works as a form of group therapy.

Leah completed the Transactional Analysis training programme in Wellington in 2022 and is a member of ITAA. She works extensively with survivors of sexual abuse and other forms of trauma. Leah first came across the concept of TA during her teacher training in South Africa in the 1990s. She believes in the effectiveness of Transactional Analysis as a modality and as our Treasurer, wants to play a role in 'keeping the lights on' for TA in Aotearoa New Zealand. 

Janet Matehe

Janet Matehe

Board Member

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