Class of 2010
Solicitor, Schnauer and Co
Skills offered: Governance; legal counsel.
Managing Director, Rangatu
Skills offered: Resource and operational based strategic advice generally in the primary sector; resource management strategic advice and delivery.
Current community involvement: Advisor, Treaty of Waitangi Claims South Auckland Iwi.
General Manager, Locations Wine
Skills offered: Business strategy; business management; marketing; logistics; finance; budgeting; forecasting; innovation; production planning.
Professor, Waikato Management School, The University of Waikato
Skills offered: Change management; Immunity to Change; The Leadership Challenge; Indigenous business; Maori business; wisdom in business; authentic leadership; workshops, presentations and corporate training.
Current community involvement: Community-based research initiatives; various spiritual growth communities.
Operations Manager, 24 Hour Surgery, Pegasus Health (Charitable) Ltd
Skills offered: Mentoring; management; leadership development.
General Manager Service Delivery Central, New Zealand Post
Skills offered: Governance; leadership; strategic planning; business development; logistics, supply chain and operational management; change management and organisation structure optimisation.
Current community involvement: Co-Chair, DARE Canterbury Inc (youth development, empowerment & life skills programme).
General Manager, Foodstuffs Own Brands
Skills offered: FMCG sales and marketing background; commercial/general management; team leadership; business assistance.
Current community involvement: Providing mentor and leadership support on both an individual and group basis.
Head of Estate and Infrastructure, NZ Defence Force
Skills offered: Governance; property; planning; local government; legal; strategy and stakeholder engagement; lawyer; accredited RMA commissioner.
Current community involvement: Chair, Engineers without Borders; St John Northern Region Trust Board
Chairperson, New Zealand Pacific Business Council
Skills offered: Strategic direction setting; opportunity for growth criteria; operational leadership.
Current community involvement: Chair, New Zealand Pacific Business Council.
Vicar, All Saints Ponsonby, Anglican Diocese of Auckland
Skills offered: Community project management; chaplaincy; celebrant; pastoral care; group facilitation; mentoring.
Current community involvement: Church ministry and leadership; Police Chaplain; New Zealand Police Nga Pirihimana O Aotearoa.
Skills offered: Business planning; business writing; strategy development.
Chief Executive, Kerikeri Retirement Village
Skills offered: Strategic and organisational development; change management; marketing and communications; governance and leadership; collaboration and partnership.
Current community involvement: Trustee, Leadership NZ; Board member, Outward Bound Trust of NZ; Board member, Communities Foundation of NZ; Trustee, Manurewa High School Business Academy; Mentor, First Foundation.
Mission Team Leader, Incedo; Restorative Justice Facilitator, Taranaki Restorative Justice Trust; Manager/Director, Innovative Beginnings Limited
Skills offered: Participatory action; research facilitation; events coordination; youth engagement consultation.
Current community involvement: Youth social enterprise research; Community Taranaki volunteer.
Manager Programme Delivery, Roads & Maritime Services
Skills offered: People mentoring; planning and programming skills; relationship development; negotiating skills. I am an internationally qualified soccer coach.
Skills offered: Governance.
Current community involvement: Board Trustee, Murrays Bay School.
Consultant & Owner, KPH Consulting
Skills offered: Youth development; youth participation; training and facilitation; youth sector collaboration; project management; mentoring; capacity development & support; governance; community development; research & development; teaching & lecturing.
Current community involvement: Parent project support at Avondale Community Preschool & Golden Grove Primary School; community based research, training programmes & projects; mentor training & support throughout NZ; University of Auckland Bachelor of Health Services Advisory Group; YWCA Future Leaders Advisory Group; National Training Facilitator for New Zealand Youth Mentoring Network
Investment Administrator, Foundation North
Skills offered: Operations and process management; investment strategy and planning.
Melanie Toft (nee Woodford)
Strategy Programme Manager, ASB
Skills offered: Building capability; change management; strategic planning.
Current community involvement: Volunteer umpire for Junior Ferns Netball; various volunteer roles at Hauraki Primary School including fundraising.
CEO, Southern Cross Health Society
Skills offered: Strategy development; marketing; financial governance; connecting networks; possible investment and partnering; leadership.
Current community involvement: Micro lending scheme; Nga Tangata Trust (through Kiwibank); financial literacy programmes in community (through Kiwibank); Trustee, Leadership NZ.
Co-owner, Gillies Street Cafe
Skills offered: Leadership; governance; organisational management; project management; systems development; training.
Current community involvement: Board member, He Iwi Kotahi Tatou Trust (staff representative); Trustee, Te Kia Ora Marae (Kaipara); Healthy Homes Tai Tokerau Steering Group.
Location: Kawakawa, Northland
Group General Manager, Cleeve Transport
Skills offered: Strategic planning; operations management; logistics planning.
Current community involvement: Surf lifesaving; kayaking.
Location: Auckland & Christchurch
Selina Tusitala Marsh
Senior Lecturer, The University of Auckland
Skills offered: Running creative workshops; editing self-published creative writing (poetry/short story).
Current community involvement: Run workshops for YouthLine, Manukau; speak and perform throughout New Zealand for educational, NGO and business organisations; designer and facilitator of Best Leadership’s Pasifika Mat programme, which focuses on the inward journey of leadership using pasifika metaphors and creative writing.
General Manager – Retail and Water, PGG Wrightson
Skills offered: Finance; corporate governance; HR; strategic planning.
Skills offered: Coaching and mentoring.
Skills offered: Governance experience both on start up and established boards; land-based perspective to New Zealand opportunity and challenges (strategy, planning, implementation, mentoring); ‘Camp fire’ relaxation to LNZ alumni.
Current community involvement: Chair Wairarapa Farm Forest Association; trustee Reap House Community; trust member Castlepoint Game Fishing Club.
Location: Masterton, Wairarapa
Principal, St John’s Theological College
Skills offered: Facilitating reviews of organisations primarily using the Appreciative Inquiry model; assisting with conflict resolution.
Current community involvement: Primarily through church and para-church organisations.
Tui Ah Loo
Executive Director, PARS
Skills offered: Providing Maori responsiveness and effectiveness advice to senior management to enable them to actively engage with the Maori community with confidence.
Current community involvement: Trustee of Te Taurahere o Ngati Porou ki Tamaki Charitable Trust; inaugural member of Porou Ariki kapa haka group; member of the Auckland District Police Maori Advisory board; member of Unitec’s Runanga.