Sina Wendt is the CEO of Leadership NZ and an Alumna of the 2008 Leadership NZ Programme.
A Pacific woman of Samoan, German and English heritage, Sina has lived and worked in Aotearoa for the past 30 years. Sina is committed to helping grow a generation of authentic and ethical leaders for 21st century leadership, and works to develop leadership, governance and the strategic capability of organisations and communities. Her leadership and governance experience spans 25 years, across commercial, public and social-profit sector.
Sina previously held executive roles in sales management, learning and organisational development with Telecom Directories, and the NZ Institute of Management before her appointment as founding Chief Executive for NiuFM and the Pacific Media Network - the first national Pan-Pacific radio broadcasting network. From 2003–2009 Sina led a team that built the broadcasting services that enabled her to connect and positively impact Pacific communities across New Zealand.
Through Leadership New Zealand, her mentoring and consulting work, and numerous board roles (which have included YWCA AotearoaNZ, Pacific Music Awards, AUT Business Industry Advisory Committee, PACIFICA Auckland, and appointbetterboards), Sina is directly able to fulfil her purpose to influence and empower a diversity of leaders across society.