Governance Bio
Andrew McGiven
Appoint Professional

Andrew McGiven

7 Years
Paid or Unpaid Roles

Interested In:


Private company
Incorporated Entity
Government Sector Org


Board Member
“I am a good board member because although I work well in a team environment, I also enjoy acting as the devils advocate and looking at issues from different perspectives. I interact well with most people and am a confident public speaker.I bring experience to the table of being self employed for a number of years, and the overall competency that requires.”


Governance Roles

Board Member

Waikato Federated Farmers Charitable Society Inc

August 2014 - Present (3 years)

To maintain and grow the assets of Waikato Federated Farmers for distribution to causes that benefit all farmers

Committee Member

Waihou-Piako River Management Sub-Committee

August 2014 - Present (3 years)

To manage and supervise the zone management plan as required by Waikato Regional Council for the Waihou-Piako rivers catchment.

Board Member

Animal Rescue and Rehabilitation Centre (ARRC)

August 2014 - Present (3 years)

To provide governance and management advice to make ARRC sustainable long term in order to have a real impact in the preservation of our native animals, as well as the care and treatment of all animals.

Vice President

Waikato Federated Farmers

May 2014 - Present (3 years)

Assist and deputise for president when appropriate. Spokesperson on various issues, and acts as advocate for farmer stakeholders to local and national government


Elstow-Waihou School

February 2009 - Present (8 years)

Chair of board, oversee meetings and establish and maintain effective working relationship with principal. Also ensure that annual review for principal is completed and acts as spokesperson for school.

Executive Roles


McGiven Ventures Ltd

January 2005 - Present (12 years)


University of Waikato

Masters, Business Adminstration

2014 - 2015

University of Waikato

Postgraduate Diploma in Management Studies, Business Management

2013 - 2014

Primary ITO

Diploma in Agribusiness Management,

2010 - 2012

Te Aroha College

1984 - 1988