On the very day Di Rump began the Leadership NZ Programme in 2011 she was offered a new job.Read More
We hold events for our alumni, friends, and the general public for people to connect with the important conversations in leadership.
Subject matter experts and prominent New Zealand leaders share their knowledge and engage with the audience, sparking new ideas and innovation as minds from different backgrounds converge and focus their energy on a salient issue or theme.
Rod Gibson did the Leadership NZ Programme in 2007 when it was in the first few years of existing. “It was high calibre,” Rod says “I don’t know how they got such important ‘top of New Zealand’ people to come speak to us back then, but they did, and it has had a profound effect on me.”Read More
It's been a while since Grant completed our Programme. He recently shared with us his thoughts the experience, shifting from observer to participant and the things that really stuck.Read More
Vicky Taylor, an alumni from the inaugural Leadership NZ Programme in 2005, shares her journey at the Opening Function of the 2016 Programme.Read More
For Taane Mete, the value of the Leadership NZ Programme is clear – it allows you to connect with yourself and identify where you belong in the community.Read More
In 2007, after 22 years in banking, Gillian Dudgeon made the move into risk management at ANZ Bank, or what she so avidly describes as the ‘dark side’.Read More
Dr Ainsleigh Cribb-Su'a shared some of her life journey and experiences from the Leadership Programme at the Counties Manukau Diversity Ball.Read More
Ian Balme shares his leadership journey since completing our Programme in 2006 with Kimberly Rees .Read More
Eddy Royal joined her 2014 Programme cohort to reconnect and was surprised by the effects of the Programme six months after graduation.Read More
Ian Balme attended the Leadership NZ Programme in 2006. At the time he was one of only a couple of participants that came from the rural sector that year.Read More
For Judy Nicholl, General Manager of Aeronautical Operations at Auckland Airport, the value of the Leadership NZ Programme is quite clear - she incorporates what she learned from it into her work each and every day.Read More
Deb Godinet, alumnus from 2010, reflects on her leadership journey, including the many changes, since completing the Programme.Read More
Debbie Chin completed the first Leadership NZ programme in 2005. Today she is has the privilege of leading Capital & Coast District Health Board.
Debbie credits Leadership NZ with allowing her me to see leadership from many different perspectives. She believes leadership is one of the most important responsibilities she has had in her life.Read More
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Edward Cook completed the Leadership NZ programme in 2009 and in 2011 ventured to the UK where he works with young people in an organisation that is growing rapidly.
Edward credits Leadership NZ with the skills and awareness that were instilled in him through the leadership programme and that have helped him be instrumental in driving the growth and appreciating the need for change in communities.Read More
Quentin McCarthy attended the Leadership NZ Programme in 2013 and he was inspired to put into action some initiatives that are getting rave reviews.Read More
Michelle van Gaalen attended the Leadership NZ Programme in 2008 which was at a pivotal point in her long and successful executive management career.Read More
Inspired by the 2012 Leadership New Zealand group’s Northridge declaration, Andrew Sharp, (then General Manager of Soanar based in Sydney) felt compelled to act on what he had learnt throughout the year. He focused on his leadership journey and messages from inspiring speakers who came and addressed their group. Having increased his appreciation and understanding of a wider community within NZ, he wanted to give back in some way whilst still living overseas. Andrew decided to take action and with his wife Simone realised that while they didn’t have the resources of Bill Gates, they could still make a difference.Read More
Leisa Siteine was one of the participants on the first ever Leadership NZ programme in 2005. She was the only Polynesian on the programme and as a result of the programme Leisa set herself a personal goal of becoming more involved in her culture.Read More
It’s been seven years since Greg Orchard went through the Leadership NZ Programme and he still has no doubt what he learnt influences him every day.Read More
Ten years ago, Lynette was hired to build up a flailing regional sports trust in West Auckland. It was a daunting task and what got her through the first steps was her innate belief in enabling the community (to do for themselves) and the power of “people connecting” and building relationships.Read More