Class of 2011
Head of Centre for Social Impact
Skills offered: Investing for social impact; capacity development for not for profits; philanthropic sector advice; effective governance; facilitation.
Current community involvement: Board member, Vodafone Foundation New Zealand.
Managing Director, Buy Pure New Zealand
Skills offered: Business and organisational development, trade development, forging relationships; uniting and coordinating diverse communities of interest; developing uniting strategies under bold visions.
Current community involvement: Chief Executive, Organics Aotearoa NZ; Founding Director, Journal of Organic Systems; Executive Director, Econation 2020 Charitable Trust.
Director, Pretty Accounting Limited
Skills offered: Financial, management and commercial accounting services and support; making people’s life easier by identification and implementation of correct systems including vast experience with SAP, MYOB, QuickBooks, APS, Banklink, Xero and Accredo.
Current community involvement: Working with and mentoring teenagers after growing up in an extended family with many foster children. I focus on building confidence and life skills for our youth.
National Manager Service Delivery (School Transport), Ministry of Education
Skills offered: Project governance; community engagement; strategic leadership; policing and crime prevention; road safety advice; leadership mentoring.
Current community involvement: President, Institute of Advanced Motorists New Zealand (IAM NZ).
Skills offered: Mentor; community facilitator; strategic thinker; celebrant; wordsmith; enquirer.
Current community involvement: Collaborate with various community projects; ministry from the church into the community.
Commercial Director, ARANZ Geo Ltd
Skills offered: Governance and legal counsel.
Parish Priest, Anglican Diocese of Dunedin
Skills offered: Group facilitation; mentoring; spiritual direction; celebrant; pastoral care.
Current community involvement: Church ministry; scout leader; school trustee and chaplain.
Account Executive, Dell EMC
Skills offered: Leadership; governance; profit and loss management.
Current community involvement: Trustee Tuia Te Here Tangata; Maori Youth Development; mentor First Foundation; board member Ngati Ruanui; director, New Zealand Maori Toursim.
Owner/Operator, Mitre 10
Skills offered: Strategic planning; operational and logistics management; business mentoring.
Current community involvement: CanTeen; Waikato Hospice and True Colours;; active in schools rowing in the Waikato; President, St Paul’s Rowing Club.
Location: Auckland & Hamilton
Production Manager, Thirkettle Nurseries
Skills offered: Horticultural advice; technical research skills, assisting in transition from family run businesses.
Chief Executive, Muaupoko Tribal Authority
Skills offered: People and performance management of large nationwide teams; franchise strategy; sales & service excellence/effectiveness; retailbusiness cases & tendering; team building & facilitation; project & large programme management; product management; marketing; communications; customer centricity; governance; operational risk; financial services.
Current community involvement: Hearing Association; Dress for Success; my iwi.
General Manager, Whakatohea Maori Trust Board
Skills offered: Strategy; planning; organising; change management; working with and developing teams; building organisational culture and ensuring we all achieve results. The tools I look for to enable this to happen are baseline evidential information backed up by clear strategy, great people, ability to execute and the cash to achieve results.
Partner, Audit and Advisory, Deloitte Canada
Location: Hong Kong
Skills offered: Organisational planning; quality assurance; mentoring; team building.
Current community involvement: Supporting local school activities
North Island Network Services Manager, Kiwi Rail
Skills offered: Governance; HR management.
Current community involvement: Board member, Genesis Youth Trust.
Partner, Meredith Connell
Skills offered: Environmental and resource management law; negotiation and mediation; project management; broad strategic planning and implementation.
Current community involvement: Pro bono legal advice to the Tree Council (Auckland) Inc.
Chief Artisan, Artisan Inc. NZ
Skills offered: Consulting - business strategy and transformation planning; HR and communication strategy and execution; coaching and leadership development; organisational engagement; brand development.
Current community involvement: Business and skills mentoring.
Artistic Director, Barbarian Productions
Skills offered: Facilitation, communication coaching; clown and performance work; public speaking; public engagement; creative process; social innovation; entrepreneurial thinking.
Current community involvement: Leader of community collaborations - public and community theatre and arts projects; mentor & advocate for arts community.
Chief Executive Officer, C-Me Mentoring Foundation Trust
Skills offered: Teaching; mentoring; pastoral care.
Current community involvement: Vice chairman for the board of trustees for the West Fono Health Trust; Pacific Community advisor – Manukau Institute of Technology.
Southland Regional Manager, PGG Wrightson
Skills offered: Understanding of agricultural sector; finance; people management.
Local Board Member, Auckland Council Maungakiekie Tamaki Ward; Pacific Engagement, Red Cross
Skills offered: Connecting and engaging communities; plain English language skills; social media; governance; consumer and credit law; advocacy.
Current community involvement: Board member, Glen Innes Family Centre; founding member, Pacifica Tamaki branch; chair, Tamaki Community Safety Forum and Tamaki Community Patrols Charitable Trust; member, Glen Innes Business Association; supporting local youth; member, HEART (Healthy Relationships in Tamaki).
Josie Ogden Schroeder
Chief Executive Officer, Christchurch YMCA
Skills offered: Strategic planning; fundraising; staff management/HR; governance; advocacy and risk management; crisis management; empowering others.
Current community involvement: Board member Outdoors NZ; trustee/staff member YMCA Christchurch.
Corporate Citizenship & Corporate Affairs Manager, IBM New Zealand
Skills offered: Development of partnerships between business and community organisations; strategic planning; communications and project management.
Current community involvement: Board Chairman, Literacy Aotearoa Wellington; Manager of various volunteer community projects;
Skills offered: Extensive background in Scotland working with not-for-profit organisations to support their growth and development; extensive governance experience; involvement in a number of community boards supporting community regeneration; extensive experience on rugby committees.
Current community involvement: Junior rugby committee and civil defence.
Principal - Service Innovation, Service Design NZ
Skills offered: Human-centred design; design thinking for business; customer insight research; innovation strategy; service/product prototyping and testing; facilitation; coaching; co-design; cooperative inquiry; action research.
Current community involvement: coaching charitable organisations on business model innovation using design thinking.
Neighbourhoods Team Lead, Inspiring Communities
Skills offered: Community-led development; strategic planning; partnering and collaboration; community engagement and empowerment.
Current community involvement: Nelson Community-Led Development Network; Clifton Terrace School, Board of Trustees; Management committee, Tahunanui Community Centre.
Group Solicitor, Foodstuffs (Auckland)
Skills offered: Legal; negotiation; governance.
Current community involvement: Have been involved in numerous fund raising initiatives for CanTeen, local schools and the like. Provided pro-bono legal services for Starship, Fred Hollows Foundation and other charitable organisations while at the law firm.
General Manager, Property, Trust Investment Management
Skills offered: Funds management; commercial property investment.
Current community involvement: Trustee, Inspiring Stories Trust; Property Institute of New Zealand.
Head of Design/Head of Curriculum, Te Kura Toi Whakaari o Aotearoa (New Zealand Drama School)
Skills offered: Group work facilitation; creative games; teaching, language (German, French, Spanish).
Current community involvement: Eko Theatre collaborator; conversation group member (Forum for Personal and Social Enquiry, Wellington); visioning for Manutuke School’s application for special school status.
Skills offered: Global portfolio management; management of medium and large scale enterprises in a complex environment; people management/development in a cross cultural context; leading diverse teams; strong safety leadership; project management; senior stakeholder relations.
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Mixed cropping farm owner, Greenacres Farms; Primary Industry Capability Consultant, Kedron Consulting
Skills offered: Working knowledge of a broad range of agricultural systems; sponsorship negotiation; strategy development; managing a large volunteer workforce; revenue building; brand management and television relationship management; change management processes. ‘Turn Around’ strategy; business development; industry collaboration; contract negotiation; change management for staff and volunteers; organisational culture development.
Current community involvement: National steering committee member, International Year of the family farm; team referee for son’s soccer team; sponsorship advice to help community projects structure their funding.
Location: Upper Canterbury Plains
Head of Corporate Communications, Spark
Skills offered: Media relations; communications strategy and planning; stakeholder engagement.
Procurement Architect, healthAlliance
Skills offered: Strategic planning; procurement; programme management; change management; global supply chain.
Current community involvement: Coach of youth grade sports teams in soccer and cricket.
Skills offered: Fundraising and grant making advice; youth sector advice; venture philanthropy.
Current community involvement: Trustee, Women’s Centre Waitakere, Challenge 4 Charity.
Manager, Group Risk & Compliance, Accident Compensation Corporation
Skills offered: People management and development; mentoring; planning; risk & quality management; training development & facilitation.