Class of 2009
Skills offered: Governance; interface between public/private and NFP sectors; financial/commercial/financing skills; performance measurement and improvement; public/private partnership specialist.
Current community involvement: Trustee, Inspiring Stories Trust; member, Komiti Pasifika, Victoria University of Wellington; Pro bono board advisor, Leadership NZ.
PAK’nSAVE Group Manager, Foodstuffs North Island
Skills offered: Retail; operations management; strategic planning; leadership development.
Current community involvement: Assisting with kids’ sports club and local school and kindy work.
Senior Vice President, New Zealand Labour Party
Skills offered: Fundraising; marketing; public relations; workshop facilitation.
Current community involvement: Wellington Women’s Boarding House; New Zealand Labour Party
Executive General Manager - Strategy & Risk, Downer New Zealand
Skills offered: Governance; board; project management; general management; engineering.
National Manager, Operational Capability Development,
Accident Compensation Corporation
Skills offered: Rehabilitation and case management expertise; leadership development; mentoring and project management.
Director, Xpanda Security
Skills offered: Strategy planning and execution; financial performance management and measurement; operational efficiency; governance.
Current community involvement: Member of three security associations.
Director, Toi Whakaari New Zealand Drama School
Skills offered: Direction; facilitation; group work.
Current community involvement: Mentor and leader of development projects in the theatre and related arts.
General Manager Strategy and Insight, Education New Zealand
Skills offered: Leadership; change management; international education leadership; technology governance; higher education leadership.
Location: Wellington and Christchurch
Maori Strategy Manager, Foundation North
Skills offered: Funding advice across all sectors of community; Iwi/Hapu/Whanau & general community leadership; strategic development, planning, implementation & delivery; capacity & capability identification, development & support; strategic & stakeholder relationship development & maintenance; sporting club leadership, development & coaching.
Current community involvement: Involved in Marae, Hapu & Whanau development & support; vice chair, Te Manawanui Charitable Trust.
Head of Sales and Marketing, The Challenge Network
Skills offered: Organisational management; facilitation; public speaking; sales; marketing; growing an organisation; not-for-profit leadership.
Current community involvement: Facilitating social integration in the UK by recruiting 50,000 16-17-year-olds from a full range of the communities they come from onto a residential programme - National Citizen Service.
Location: London, United Kingdom
Manager Maori Economic Development, Northland Inc
Skills offered: Facilitation; planning; advocacy; compliance; financial literacy; project management.
Current community involvement: Trustee and Tupuna Whanau Rep Te Tii B3 Ahu Whenua Trust; trustee Leadership NZ.
Location: Whangarei, Kaitaia
Chief Executive Officer, Seedlands Ltd, Grainstore Ltd, Farmers Mill Ltd
Skills offered: Executive management; strategy; market development; change management.
Current community involvement: Trustee Jumpstart Charitable Trust.
Director, Silk Associates
Skills offered: Maori, Pacific and indigenous journalism; communications strategy development and implementation.
Current community involvement: Ngati Haua iwi activities: Pacific Island Media Association.
Location: New Zealand and Pacific
GM Human Resources, Meridian Energy
Skills offered: Human resource management; organisational development; leadership development; coaching.
Current community involvement: Manager (and supporter) for son’s sports teams.
Grower Manager, Turners & Growers Covered Crops NZ
Skills offered: Horticultural operations management; agricultural recourse management; intensive horticultural production management.
Current community involvement: Encouraging the younger generation into our primary horticultural business, with a focus on production sector.
Juanita de Senna
Strategic Broker, Auckland Council
Skills offered: Governance and board experience; cultural competency; change management and policy; project management group facilitation (focus groups); bicultural training.
Current community involvement: RWC volunteer – VIP Host; board member Programme Waitakere Trauma and Abuse Counselling Services (WATCS); Chair Nga Mahi Kia Tupato o Tamaki-makaurau (Auckland Maori Injury Prevention Coalition).
Ngati Hine Health Trust
Skills offered: Advice for NFP groups and small business, including HR, policies & procedures, accounting advice and support; project management; business cases and management support.
Current community involvement: Voluntary Marae Committee role – Treasurer.
Programme Co-ordinator, Mahitahi Trust
Skills offered: Innovation; personal development; group facilitation.
Current community involvement: Shambhala Meditation Centre.
Current community involvement: Samoan Congregational Christian Church – Grey Lynn.
Chief Executive, Sport Waitakere
Skills offered: Sport and recreation; not for profit governance; general management; organisational development and strategy; community development; leadership and collaboration.
Current community involvement: Chair, Waitakere Regional Hockey Turf Trust; Junior Hockey Committee.
Principal Consultant, M V Consultants
Skills offered: Governance advice and board roles; business strategy development and facilitation; organisational alignment; leadership development; senior executive and management performance coaching; supply chain excellence.
Current community involvement: Mentor, First Foundation.
Manager, Global Executive Office, Herbert Smith Freehills
Skills offered: Corporate; professional services; not-for-profit strategy (including strategic review); business transformation; board/CEO advisory.
Location: London, United Kingdom
Skills offered: Mentoring; change management (transformation & step change).
Current community involvement: Volunteer at a number of not for profits including Red Cross.
Technology Executive, Hewlett-Packard NZ; CEO, Wonderful Works - Global Health Services Company
Skills offered: Business development management; consultative selling; sales strategy; account management; customer relationship management; coaching teams; wellbeing coaching.
Current community involvement: Wonderful Works, Wellbeing Coaching; presentations, workshops and individual sessions to various Community organisations and individuals.
Vicar, Anglican Parish of Mount Maunganui
Skills offered: Conflict resolution pastoral care; project management; community building.
Current community involvement: Member of the St Mary’s Child Care Board; Member of Growing through Grief Tauranga Committee; Volunteer Radio Operator at the Tauranga Volunteer Coastguard
Location: Mount Maunganui
Creative Head/Company Director, Holy Cow Media; GP, Porirua Union Community and Health Service
Skills offered: Creative writing; storytelling; filmmaking; radio production; medical skills.
Current community involvement: Considerable community involvement through GP role.
General Manager Warehousing & Transport, NZL Group
Skills offered: Budgeting; financial reporting; operations management and general management.
Coach, Ministry Of Justice
Skills offered: Leadership; operational management; individual coaching and mentoring programmes; certified disability management professional.
Current community involvement: Volunteer with Refugee Services NZ; member New Zealand Forest & Bird Society.
General Manager Corporate Services, Tainui Group Holdings
Skills offered: Strategic planning; project management; facilitation; governance; organisational development/ review; board development; legal advice; event management.
Current community involvement: Co-chair, Maori Law Society.
Tony Te Au
Skills offered: Strategy – commercial and financial.
Current community involvement: Chair, Te Waipuna Puawai Mercy Oasis
CIO/Director Business Technology and Information Services, Ministry for Primary Industries
Skills offered: Strategy; leadership development; information technology implementations; operations; project management; process management.
Current community involvement: Board member of Wairarapa Trinity Schools; Cub Leader in Scouting NZ.
Associate Director National Delivery, Te Wananga O Aotearoa
Skills offered: Leadership development and mentoring; strategic planning; public speaking; Maori community engagement.
Current community involvement: Extensive with iwi, tertiary education providers, government agencies and community organisations.