Class of 2008
Director Sales and Marketing, Hatuma Dicalcic Phosphate
Skills offered: Communication; marketing; writing; strategic planning; collaborative or individual problem solving.
Current community involvement: Takapau School BOT; Farming for the Future Research Steering Committee.
Location: Hawke’s Bay
Business Accountant Northern North Island Region, Department of Conservation
Skills offered: Business, financial & management accounting; business analysis & advice; strategic thinking; leadership.
Current community involvement: Trustee, Northable Disability Trust.
Business Transformation Representative, Accident Compensation Corporation
Skills offered: Leadership; strategic planning; change management; operational management; staff engagement.
Director/Shareholder, Builders Quality Systems
Skills offered: Building industry advice.
Current community involvement: Justice of the Peace.
Consultant, AgFirst Waikato
Skills offered: Strategic planning; strong background in NZ agriculture in particular dairy.
Current community involvement: Leadership and development committee, Potatoe NZ.
Consultant Support Manager, Hay Group
Skills offered: Project/organisation skills; an open mind; initiative; people management skills.
General Manager, The Moko Foundation
Skills offered: Collaboration; youth engagement; community development.
Nursery Viticulturist, Vineyard Plants Limited
Skills offered: Research; communication (scientific into common language).
Current community involvement: New Zealand Vine Nursery Association (Chair); Board of Trustees, Greenmeadows School.
Location: Hawke’s Bay
Manager, Temple Ministries
Skills offered: Community development; project management; mentoring support; strategic development.
Current community involvement: Leadership Factory (developing community leaders); leads a community-based health and fitness initiative in South Auckland; advisory board member for several not-for-profit organisations.
General Manager, Shared Services, Earthquake Commission (EQC)
Skills offered: Change management; strategic planning; governance; risk management; project management; facilitation.
Current community involvement: Sports management.
General Manager Operations, The Selwyn Foundation
Skills offered: Governance; mentoring; vision development; change management; care philosophy/models of aged care.
Current community involvement: Board member Eden Alternative
Senior Business Development Manager, Bell Gully
Skills offered: Media relations; thought leadership; professional services marketing.
Lead Service Manager Kaitaia and Kaikohe Community Corrections, Department of Corrections, Northland
Skills offered: Leadership; operational management in government sector; change management; mentoring for managers; creating high performing teams.
Current community involvement: Manager, Kaikohe Rugby; Whanau Trust for Rewarewa D Block.
Location: Mid and Far North, Northland
Manager Regional Services, Department of Internal Affairs
Skills offered: Youth development; governance; fundraising; facilitation; event management.
Current community involvement: Kelson School Fundraising Committee.
Managing Director, Fairfurth Consulting Ltd
Skills offered: Strategic planning; team leadership; project management; technology consulting.
Senior HR Business Partner, Hamad Medical Corporation
Skills offered: Project management; event management; coaching; strategic business projects; HR; leadership; governance; building team culture.
Location: Doha, Qatar
General Manager, Cultural Leadership and Development, Emerge Aotearoa
Skills offered: Management; leadership mentoring; advocacy; strategic planning and project management. Particular skills working with Maori and Pacifika peoples.
Current community involvement: Board Member, Haswell and Westbridge Residential Schools; Committee Member, National Depression Advisory Committee Member; Leadership NZ Tuakana mentoring programme.
Senior Associate, Bell Gully
Skills offered: Governance; legal advice (particularly on public law, environmental and local government matters).
Current community involvement: Auckland Committee of Resource Management Law Association; Croatian Cultural Society; involvement in Dare to Dream initiative by Sir Peter Blake Trust during leadership week.
Chaplain, Royal New Zealand Navy
Skills offered: Chaplaincy; celebrant; pastoral care; Christian ministry.
Current community involvement: Church ministry and leadership; member of Auckland East Rotary Club.
Michelle van Gaalen
Chief Executive Officer, Pinnacle Life
Skills offered: Customer and market strategy; operating model design; business strategy.
Current community involvement: Advisory Board Member, NZ Leaders; recently retired Trustee, Chamber Music New Zealand and Chamber Music Foundation.
Manager, Maori and Pacific Education Initiative, Foundation North
Skills offered: Not for profit funding advice; community development.
Current community involvement: Volunteer at local Piha preschool.
Independent Director, Chorus Limited
Skills offered: Strategic advice.
Current community involvement: Involved in a number of charities including CanTeen and The Blind Foundation.
Head of Taxation, Westpac New Zealand Limited
Skills offered: Financial & tax advice; business case development; strategy development; facilitation; mentoring.
Current community involvement: Member, Tax Advisory Group; Fellow, Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ); Advisory Panel Member, CAANZ New Member National Tax Training.
Deputy Mayor, Auckland Council
Skills offered: Community engagement and development; local government experience; political lobbying.
Current community involvement: Patron of Waitakere Special Olympics; Community Waitakere Charitable Trust; Henderson Riding for the Disabled; Vice-Patron - Trusts Waitakere Brass Band; Northern Football Association; WALSH Trust; Trustee, Swanson Railway Station Trust; Waitakere Anti Violence Essential Services; former director of EECA Board.
General Manager, Ageing, Disability & International, Ministry of Social Development
Skills offered: People management; strategy; business planning; governance; communications.
Public Relations Director, The Salvation Army NZ
Skills offered: Strategic planning; operational management; change management; project management; brand management; fund development.
Current community involvement: Board member, Te Aro Health, Salvation Army, Johnsonville; advisory group member, Social Housing The Salvation Army.
Chief Executive, Leadership New Zealand
Skills offered: Leadership and governance; strategic management; mentoring; stakeholder & community engagement; social enterprise.
Current community involvement: YWCA Aotearoa New Zealand (Co-President); Pacific Music Awards Trust (Founding Trustee); Mentor for the Leadership Pacific Network (Auckland); Advisory board member of appointbetterboards and Mind Warriors – JOLT.
General Manager Services, New Zealand Racing Board
Skills offered: Strategic planning; project management; sales; marketing; governance; organisational development/review; change management; board development.
Co-Artistic Director, Choreographer, Senior Dancer, Education Coordinator, Senior Teacher, Okareka Dance Company
Skills offered: Mentoring (art, dance & choreography); art performance management.
General Manager, New Netball Team Limited
Skills offered: Strategic planning; project management; facilitation; fundraising; governance; change management; event management; governance; sponsorship; funding.
Current community involvement: Volunteer coach.
Location: Auckland, Hamilton & Tauranga
Iwi Liaison Officer/Kaitakawaenga, New Zealand Police (Waitakere)
Skills offered: Project management; strategy.
Current community involvement: Director, Ngapuhi Asset Holding Company; Governance Trustee, Te Runanga a Iwi o Ngapuhi.