The principal objective of PHIS-NZ is to provide a peer network for individuals who have responsibility for administering research and education in Information Systems departments and schools in New Zealand.
Other objectives are to:
  • Promote Information Systems research and education in New Zealand;
  • Provide an expert perspective on matters of national and international importance that impact the Information Systems academic discipline in New Zealand;
  • Provide a forum for discussion and debate on issues relating to the development of Information Systems as a discipline in New Zealand universities;
  • Provide a mechanism for greater collaboration between Information Systems departments and schools; and
  • Support, liaise and collaborate with the Australian Council of Professors and Heads  of Information Systems (ACPHIS).


Membership in PHIS-NZ includes all professors/associate professors and heads/

associate heads of departments and schools who have principal responsibility for

delivery of research and education in the field of Information Systems in New Zealand.


A Chair and Deputy Chair will be elected by members of PHIS-NZ, normally for a twoyear



Meetings, including an annual general meeting, will be conducted as required.


PHIS-NZ will liaise with ACPHIS, AAIS (Australasian Association for Information

Systems) and other organisations as required.


Secretarial assistance for PHIS-NZ will be provided by the Chair’s institution.