Meet the Board

Roger Buchanan

Chair

Roger has a MA(Hons) degree in Music and worked in music education for 32 years. Trained as a classical pianist, Roger is a former solo recording artist for the Radio NZ Concert Programme and works extensively as an accompanist and musician.

Veronica Cozzi

Veronica was born in the city of Santa Fe, centre-east of Argentina. She emigrated to New Zealand in 2008. She has a degree in Marketing Communication and a strong background in business management. Veronica has been passionate about arts since a very young age. She joined the Board in 2018.

Bernadette Peters

Bernadette is a photographic artist and has worked full-time for the past 20 years as a commercial and portrait photographer, She enjoys a studio in the Square Edge Arts Centre.

Lorna Johnson

Palmerston North City Council elected board representative, Lorna Johnson is a City Councillor and Veterinary Surgeon.She chairs the Council’s Community Development Committee, and her council portfolios include:

  • People and Community – Lead Spokesperson
  • Climate Change
  • Housing

Stephanie Milne

Steph has a Bachelor of Computer Graphics Design (Hons) as well as ATCL (singing) and AMusTCL (advanced music theory). Coming to Palmerston originally to work as a staff nurse at Mid Central Health she retrained in in her mid 20s and ran her own design and communications company for over 12 years. After a small break to complete some altered art and exhibition design projects, Steph has set up a successful music studio at Square Edge where she teaches a with range of students.