Governance Bio
Angela Penteado
Appoint Professional

Angela Penteado

10 Years
Paid Roles Only
Ngāti Whātua   |   Ngāti Whātua

Interested In:


Private company
Listed company
Incorporated Entity
Community Group
Government Sector Org
Non Governmental Organisation
Sport & Physical Recreation Orgs
Council Controlled Organisation
Iwi Organisation


Advisor / Advisory Board
Board Member
Committee Member
““I thrive on working with business leaders in NZ businesses and corporates, to help realise their growth potential. Having worked with several of NZ's larger corporates as they go through transformation, I'm trusted as a change agent that helps guide boards through strategic decisions and plans, as a board member, director or independent professional.”


Special Interest Groups

Governance Roles

Independent Director

Anton McGee Ltd

April 2016 - Present (1 years)

Entrepreneurial start- up governance – on governance board, providing independent advice for online music business with a global market of Gen Ys (over 20,000 followers on Sound Cloud alone). Global partnering, collaboration, webinars and e-commerce site with great social media marketing. Supporting three young entrepreneurs in this early stage global business to achieve better engagement and e-commerce success from secure distribution channels in the US and Europe.

Public Relations Manager

Rotary Club of New Lynn

July 2015 - Present (2 years)

Governance role as elected office for the Rotary Club of New Lynn. I joined when Club sponsored daughter as she won the right to represent NZ Rotary on an international youth exchange to Switzerland. Duties include club newsletters and social media contributions, storytelling and hosting a Brazilian student Oct. 2016 to Jan. 2017.

Business Mentor

Business Mentors New Zealand

September 2006 - Present (10 years)

An independent charitable trust until recently, with a CEO. In 2014 the organisation became part of the international Chambers of Commerce network in 2015. • Have worked with a range of businesses in the SME market, often referring them on to others in my professional network, or to service clubs and professional bodies for ongoing support and business development. Mentored a series of business owners and leaders with specific challenges and goals they wanted support on. Several success stories followed, including several Start Up businesses, one still active from Europe, business recovery and growth.

Independent Professional, IT Strategic Plan 2016-2018

University of Auckland

June 2015 - November 2015 (5 months)

Engagement, consultation with key senior stakeholders (six leaders) and communication on IT Strategy 2016-2018 for University of Auckland (plan on a page, to tie in with University’s Strategic Plan).

Independent Professional, Strategic Planning Engagement

Youth Link

August 2014 - November 2014 (3 months)

Facilitated a series of strategy workshops with ensuing management report and recommendations for the Board Chair and CEO. Ran the workshop for both governance and management arm of this national charity. Conducted survey of board and CEO, summarised input, then established consensus on key strategic issues for updated Vision, Mission and Values strategy.

Independent Professional - HR Change Management

Independent Health Management Services t/a Accessable

July 2013 - January 2014 (6 months)

Privately owned national health sector services provider, employing 90 people in Mangere’s Auckland International Airport. Led Change Management programme and workplace strategy. Delivered OD/HR management insights to board on monthly basis with qualitative and quantitative data from online survey. Conducted a Training Needs Analysis for the firm’s Advisory Board. This firm had just won significant government contracts in the health sector, and were growing from a regional presence to representing Accidental Compensation Commission and Ministry of Health across NZ (new Wellington and Christchurch offices and 25% increase in staff).

Board Member

Discovery Foundation Inc (t/a Discovery Foundation for Teens)

January 2010 - May 2012 (2 years)

In 2010 I became a board member for the Discovery Foundation for Teens. It is a Nonprofit in the Higher Education industry. The Discovery for Teens programme, provides seven-day residential teen development courses to grow their understanding of the world, their place within it, that others have similar ‘issues.’ The one-week intense programme equips with leadership skills and helps participants develop self-awareness, interpersonal and academic skills Provided strategic support for this 21-year-old charitable society. The Foundation needed support with strategy, marketing, fund-raising and sales activities, programme management, stakeholder engagement and supporting management activities, working alongside paid and volunteer staff. Discovery is a (registered NZ Charity CC25089) that is run as a national business by its board of trustees. As a parent of a participant, I saw the value of the leadership and life lessons provided to teens. · Responsible for financial management, strategic planning around forming a more sustainable funding base, promotion of the organisation through public relations and networking initiatives.

Area Governor, Club Coach

Toastmasters International - EcoCity Waitakere, Speechcraft.

January 2008 - February 2009 (1 years)

Through Toastmasters International, I held range of club leadership roles, up to Area Governor (2008/09). Responsibilities · Attended meetings in six Toastmasters Clubs in the Waitakere (western) part of Auckland, providing governance reports on the performance of the clubs, the presidents and other governing leaders. · Ran a Speechcraft Club, drawing in talent from each of the clubs, to support corporate learners wanting a fast-tracking communications and leadership education experience over six weeks. · Looked after the wellbeing of six Toastmasters clubs, including regular check-ins with six committees. · Communicated the outcome of governance matters to Toastmasters NZ. Membership of Eco-City Waitakere, Commercial Club, 2006-2010, Auckland Toastmster Club and Silver Service Toastmasters at varying times. · Relished the opportunity to impart communication and leadership skills through a range of clubs, including Auckland City Toastmasters, Eco City Club, New Lynn Club and the Speechcraft Club in Henderson. I was also Club Coach for two of the area clubs.

Board Member and Regional Coordinator, Australasia

International Association of Public Participation (IAP2)

November 2007 - November 2010 (3 years)

· Attended annual board meetings in Melbourne, part of strategic planning workshop each year, · Organised and led monthly professional development event programme, including a national summit in 2010 (the IAP2 State of Practice Summit Auckland, held in Western Springs, Auckland, October 2010) · Ran all networking events for IAP2 in the upper North Island for three years. IAP2, a professional body for public participation and stakeholder engagement specialists across Australia and New Zealand. IAP2 appointed me to a Board Member role, which meant annual trips for strategic planning around the year’s planned event programme, financial matters, strategic planning and general business. The role involved governance, representing the Australian-based organisation to its NZ members. I represented all members in the North Island at annual board meetings, and created all local networking events (2007 to 2010).

Executive Roles

General Manager

Stakeholder Engagement Enterprises

January 2011 - Present (6 years)

Stakeholder Engagement Enterprises is an SME with a small team of associates. I regularly attend industry events across different sectors to present new initiatives and market insights. Deputised for several senior leaders during management consulting assignments. Worked with clients such as: Auckland Council, NZTA, NZ Post Group, Spark, Westpac, Fonterra and Auckland Transport. Stakeholder Engagagement specialises in communications and engagement advice, embracing organisational change and project management counsel for executive teams. As the principal of this specialist management consultancy, I have skills in leadership, executive coaching, stakeholder relations, engagement campaigns and change management. Key to any engagement campaign is managing stakeholder relationships and messaging. The firm has a particular focus on relationship development across an organisation, creating buy-in through workshops and executive coaching and leadership training, delivering results in all its assignments. Since the firm's inception, change and marketing communications has been conducted in the programmes across the health, telco, IT, major events, finance, social marketing and not for profit sectors. Angela, as the lead consultant, has advised New Zealand's largest companies, guiding them through complex organisational change (Telecom, Auckland Council, Fonterra, Ko Awatea/CMDHB, among others). More detail on case study examples on request.

HR Change Manager (Contract)

New Zealand Post Group

July 2013 - December 2013 (5 months)

Delivering change management and workplace strategy implementation services for New Zealand Post Group (Kiwibank, NZ Post and Express Couriers brands) * Managing roll-out of national Workplace Strategy, introducing new Work Profiles and new Ways of Working across the four buildings located at the Highbrook 'Campus'. * Progressive moves from Auckland CBD buildings to Highbrook will be complete by early 2014, and the three brands will be working together across the office and operational areas there. The Workplace Strategy is a national one, in consultation with the property and leadership teams. After extensive consultation and interior refurbishments, staff will work in premises with collaboration zones, innovation hubs, 'neighbourhoods', flexible working options and the 'paperless' office.

Stakeholder Engagement, Strategy, HR & Public Affairs teams

Waitakere City Council

September 2006 - October 2010 (4 years)

Managed internal and external stakeholder engagement and communications on strategic issues and projects. A key focus was to engage key stakeholders on strategic matters like the Annual Plan, Massey Matters, Community Outcomes, etc. Initiated new thinking in social marketing and behaviour change, blending a direct mail newsletter with incentives and choices on sustainability options. Worked closely with politicians, media, senior managers and strategy teams on various projects, assisting with people, change, commuinications and consultation strategies. Crisis management, media relations, community engagement, public participation, market research and corporate reputation were services I delivered as part of several key business units.

Head of Operations

Stratcomm Consulting Ltd (Strategic Communications)

January 2000 - September 2006 (6 years)

It was a natural transition from the relative safety of the marketing and media relations needs of central and local government to a role where I was out on my own, backing myself and using the technical skills I had learnt in the Sydney corporate market. I used this expertise to start my own PR business - we helped clients make better strategic decisions in their organisation, by harnessing the views of their communities and customers through research and community engagement. I assembled and led a team of highly experienced associates and specialists to meet project & client goals. Worked with clients such as: Auckland City Council, Henderson High School, St Paul International Insurance, Lumley, Beca, Westpac, On Road NZ, Visy International, McConnell International, Electrix, Workbase, New Zealand, St Paul International Insurance, BioMed, Baradene College, Waimokoia Residential School, Hayley Media (FTD editing) and Independent Communicators Network (founder and organiser of all events). Managed a range of, client marketing communication campaigns. Client industries included corporate, community, IT, education, commercial insurance, accounting software, event management and business associations.

Executive Leasing

The Publicity Agency

January 1992 - October 1995 (3 years)

Completed series of contract assignments for this PR placement agency based in Sydney, Australia (now part of the Vedior Group).TPA (The Publicity Agency) is specialists exclusively in PR, marketing and communications related recruitment and consultancy - covering every professional discipline and client industry. TPA gained a reputation for reliability and integrity. Now as part of the Vedior Group of Companies, TPA has access to global resources.. Worked fon contract for NSW Dept of Housing for in its head office as Mgr Information and Pubiications, then did other marketing communication assignments and contract roles for NSW Dept of Public Works, among others. Range of PR campaigns for PR agencies and other marketing communication assignments.


Massey University

Executive MBA, Governance and Strategic HR

2012 - 2014

International Association of Public Participation

Certificate of Public Participation, Certs Planning, Engagement, Facilitation

2007 - 2008

Unitec New Zealand

Diploma of Business, Management, majoring in Leadership

2007 - 2008

Marketing Association of New Zealand

2000 - 2001

Auckland University of Technology

Bachelor's degree, Communication

1996 - 1998

Macleay College, Sydney

Dip, Journalism

1990 - 1993