Class of 2016
CEO, EcoMatters Environment Trust
Skills Offered: Facilitation, fundraising, governance, strategic planning, community engagement
Current Community Involvement: Trustee on the board of Environment Hubs Aotearoa, founding trustee He Tohu Aroha.
Location: West Auckland
Infrastructure Reliability Manager, Auckland Airport
Skills Offered: Change management, facilitation, strategic planning, mentoring, relationship management
Current Community Involvement: Board Member, EcoMatters
NZ Sales Operations Manager, Xero
Skills Offered: Sales, leadership, change management, coaching, process improvement
Current Community Involvement: Junior tennis, Rippa rugby
General Manager Technology, New Zealand Racing Board
Skills Offered: Change management, leadership development, strategic planning, people development, organisational development
Current Community Involvement: Local sporting and school organisations
Owner and Director, WE Accounting and Business
Senior Research Fellow / Director of Centre for Pacific Health & Development Research, AUT South
Skills Offered: Academic research and evaluation, strategic planning and community development, project management, mentoring, community engagement
Current Community Involvement: Member of Pacific Health & Welfare Network, Cook Islands Health Network, and involved in various activities with local Glen Innes Seventh Day Adventist Church and local community agencies
Director Student Experience, Education New Zealand
Skills Offered: Business development, coaching, relationship management, public speaking, leadership development
Current Community Involvement: Fundraiser for Auckland City Mission, YWCA Board sub-committee, youth mentoring
Head of Culture and Leadership, Kiwibank
Skills Offered: Culture development, mentoring, coaching and leadership development
Communications Advisor, Be. Accessible
Skills Offered: Writing, storytelling, public speaking, event planning and hosting
Current Community Involvement: My role as Fail Club failer and champion is ongoing. I am a Creative Mornings Auckland volunteer. And I am also the founder and host of the Needs A Name Tea-Drinking Goddess Gang – a small group of women who gather monthly to drink tea and talk life. Our conversations explore courage, pain, fear, joy, gratitude, sex, selfcare, and All The Rest. I am drawn to small groups and events that nourish wellbeing and connectedness.
Strategic Advisor - Operations Group, ACC
Skills Offered: Relationship management, facilitation, integration, strategic planning, governance, people development, organisational review
Programme Operations Lead, Transformation Programme, ACC
Skills Offered: Relationship management, strategic and systems thinking, organisational change management, communicating, leadership and people management, governance
Current Community Involvement: I have been taking a break after decades of community and church involvement but am ready to play my part again and am currently exploring options for future community involvement.
Leadership Programme Director, Sir Peter Blake Trust
Skills Offered: Education, youth leadership, communications, organisational development, community engagement, public speaking, relationship management, people development
Current Community Involvement: I have made a commitment throughout my life to contribute to the community through volunteering, primarily as a leader and national team member with SCOUTS New Zealand, and also in community theatre as a performer and choreographer for both youth and adult productions.
Lead Advisor - Official Correspondence, Regulatory Services, The Department of Internal Affairs
Skills Offered: Relationship management, facilitation, communications, coaching
Financial Controller, Te Runanga A Iwi O Ngapuhi
Skills Offered: Change management, financial, organisational development, project management and strategic planning
Current Community Involvement: I continue to develop interest in the employees of my organisation and its subsidiaries in self-financial management.
Location: Kaikohe, Far North
Founder, Native Agency
Skills Offered: Creative writing, media, broadcasting, research and evaluation, theatre, performance poetry, playwriting, Kaupapa Maori, restorative justice, justice advocate, communication, mentoring
Current Community Involvement: Reviewer for online review site theatreview, involvement in theatre and writing, lifetime hapu and iwi obligations and responsibilities.
Location: Wellington/Bay of Plenty/Te Urewera
Leadership Capability Manager, NZ Post
Skills Offered: Change management, communications, sales, people development, process improvement, coaching
Current Community Involvement: I am currently a reader/writer for NCEA as well as a contributor for BellyFull.
Business Development Manager, Education New Zealand
Skills Offered: Stakeholder engagement, facilitation, training, writing, relationship management, project management
Skills Offered: Enjoys people and problems. Establishes purposeful connections and trust. Manages situations for the bestall round outcome. Good in a crisis. Loves systems. Moderately strong work ethic but excellent loyalty.
Current Community Involvement: Currently making new connections in Paris, France, after 20 years in Newtown, Wellington.
Director - Performance, NZTE
Skills Offered: Event management, strategic planning, performance measurement, process improvement
Current Community Involvement: I am the committee chair for The Tudor Consort, a Wellington choir.
Planning Manager, Central & Islands, Auckland Council
Skills Offered: Strategic planning, policy development, mentoring, governance
Current Community Involvement: Chair of Finance and Property Board, Massey Community Church
Business Development and Social Enterprise Strategist, ConnectSR
Skills Offered: Strategic planning, financial, business development, international business advisory, community engagement
Current Community Involvement: I work in creating Social Enterprises that add value to corporations and give back to society. I also am a qualified fitness instructor and I teach nutritional health and wellbeing practices.
Director & Director of Studies, NZ Academic and Learning Institute
Skills Offered: Training and development, programme development, curriculum design, strategic planning, language acquisition training and development
Current Community Involvement: Member of PACIFICA; Board Member, Ruapotaka Marae
Deputy Crew Chief, Auckland Airport
Skills Offered: Change management, training, coaching, risk management, emergency management
Skills Offered: Youth leadership development, community engagement, strategic planning, governance, mentoring
Current Community Involvement: My role requires me to be engaged in a large number of community activities and groups across my district. As well as this I am also a Recovery Manager for Civil Defence in Whangarei.
Immediate Past President, PACIFICA and Flight Attendant Manager, Qantas
Skills Offered: Supply chain, people management, mentoring, process improvement, recruitment, facilitation
Current Community Involvement: P.A.C.I.F.I.C.A. Executive member, Professional Mentoring for Pacific Health Students under the “Working & Achieving Together” Program
Executive Project Director, Counties Manukau Health
Skills Offered: Project management, process/continuous improvement and implementation, change management
Current Community Involvement: I am involved in several community Trusts however building on what I have gained this year, I am investigating how I can turn involvement into a much more significant contribution.
Skills Offered: International development, disaster risk management, facilitation, humanitarian training
Current Community Involvement: Civil defence, refugee resettlement
Director - Academic, College of Creative Arts, Massey University
Skills Offered: Facilitation, education, public speaking, creative and design thinking, creative governance
Current Community Involvement: Miramar North School Board of Trustees
General Manager - Residential Red Zone, Regenerate Christchurch
Skills Offered: Project Management, civil and environmental engineering, community engagement
Current Community Involvement: I am currently fully committed to earthquake recovery
Service Manager, Pharmacy and Medication Safety, Counties Manukau Health
Skills Offered: Change management, process improvement, organisational culture development, mentoring, relationship management, ideation, co-creation, health sector knowledge, leadership
Location: South Auckland
National Community Programmes Manager, New Zealand Red Cross
Skills Offered: Not-for-profit management, organisational development, youth development, people and leadership development, community engagement, event planning, coaching
Current Community Involvement: SCOUTS New Zealand, St John, Ara Taiohi, Camp America, Pride Awards Trust, coaching new leaders in other organizations. In 2017 I am taking up a new governance opportunity enabled through Leadership NZ connections.