Governance Bio
Cheryl Bowie
Appoint Professional

Cheryl Bowie

2 Years
Paid Roles Only

Interested In:


Private company
Listed company
Government Sector Org
Non Governmental Organisation
Sport & Physical Recreation Orgs
Council Controlled Organisation


Board Member
“My interest in governance aligns with a strong desire to develop and grow NZ’s leadership capability to support the execution of strategy. I have served on social enterprise & sports boards and seek roles that continue growing my governance expertise, allowing me to contribute expertise in strategy development, commercial sustainability & customer value.”

Special Interest Groups

Governance Roles


GymSports New Zealand

September 2013 - Present (5 years)

GymSports New Zealand is the peak national body responsible for the development, promotion, governance and leadership of gymsports throughout New Zealand. GymSports New Zealand is a feeder and enabler for performing arts, sport and recreation. We are responsible for the development, promotion and governance of Gym for All (massive participation), Rhythmic and Artistic Gymnastics, Aerobics and Trampoline sports. Recipient of Sports NZ scholarship to take up IoD governance training and receive mentorship in 2014. Member of CEO appointments panel in 2015. Chair of Board Appointments Panel in 2016.

Planning & Portfolio Manager

Auckland Tourism, Events & Economic Development (ATEED)

August 2013 - March 2014 (7 months)

Establishment of a portfolio management function within ATEED to manage quarterly planning process and key projects. Involved a refresh of the 90 day planning process, development of a risk management framework; implementation of a new project management framework including risk & benefits management; deployment of a new portfolio manager system (Sentient PPM); development & execution of project management training; project reporting and change management of affected staff to embed the new business approach.

Board Trustee

Professionelle Foundation

November 2012 - August 2014 (1 years)

Professionelle is a unique social venture dedicated to researching, understanding and addressing the needs of all working women in New Zealand. Professionelle recognises that professional working women face unique challenges in the workplace and often feel isolated and unable to discuss them freely with peers and colleagues. By bringing working women together from all industry sectors and professions we can tap into their collective wisdom and experience to generate smart and practical solutions that materially assist women's career progress.

Executive Roles

Associate/Executive Coach

Kerridge & Partners

April 2016 - Present (3 years)

As an Associate, I combine my change management and coaching practice with expertise in boardroom dynamics to support Kerridge & Partners with their Leadership Development, Executive Coaching and Board Solutions offering.


VisionOn Ltd

June 2010 - Present (8 years)

Self employed business consultant specialising in portfolio and project management, business/process improvement, performance & process analysis and strategic consulting. Previous clients include: ATEED as Risk Management Consultant Auckland Council - Due Diligence Consultant Foodstuffs Auckland as Refurbishment Change Manager. Manukau Institute of Technology (MIT) as the MTC Transition Project Manager. Regional Facilities Auckland as PMO Manager. ANZ as Facilitator for their customer centricity programme. Project Director for the National Ocean Water Sport Centre. Project Manager for a major change project within MIT's business faculty.


NZ Trade & Enterprise

October 2015 - April 2016 (6 months)

Key advisor secured to lead the contract negotiations for the government programme targeted at business owners with a desire to innovate and grow, followed by the development of a RBP 2.0 work programme to reshape the future programme which included: • the development of a new brand for the programme, • ensuring the successful integration of the newly included business mentoring services, • a systems/IT review, • a KPI review to assess and measure the programme impact, • the development of a capability programme for RBP delivery staff, and • the development of a framework for supporting Maori business

General Manager, Business Attraction & Investment

Auckland Tourism, Events & Economic Development (ATEED)

March 2015 - August 2015 (5 months)

Leadership of the team responsible for achieving ATEED’s foreign direct investment (FDI) objectives attracting businesses, new talent and high-quality investment to Auckland. Also identified high-growth local companies which can increase exports. The team was split into three functions: investment planning, business and investment attraction, and investment delivery (Auckland Aroha aftercare programme). The Commercial Partnerships team, organising sponsorship and naming rights, reported to this unit, which also managed the incubation of the Auckland Investment Office on behalf of Auckland Council.

Executive Manager

Auckland Tourism, Events & Economic Development (ATEED)

March 2014 - March 2015 (1 years)

As a member of the ATEED leadership team and reporting to Chief Executive I am responsible for the planning & portfolio management function within ATEED and provide quality assurance and oversight of the key projects ATEED incubates on behalf of Auckland Council. I am also tasked with providing advice and support to CE on both strategic and operational matters and I am the CE representative on key steering and governance groups both within ATEED and across Council group.

Advisor - Programme Management Office

Auckland Transition Agency

September 2009 - June 2010 (9 months)

Secondment from Waitakere City Council to perform this role

Programme Manager - Waitakere Transition

Waitakere City Council

March 2009 - September 2009 (6 months)

Responsible for managing and coordinating Waitakere City Council’s largest transformational change programme, managing nine portfolios to transition Waitakere City Council to the new “Supercity” - Auckland Council.

Manager - Business Support

Waitakere City Council

July 2008 - June 2010 (1 years)

Consent Services Division

Project Manager

NZ Post

May 2007 - July 2008 (1 years)

Project Management of the Franchise Capability Review

Business Improvement Manager

Telstra New Zealand

November 1998 - July 2001 (2 years)


Coach Masters Academy

Transformative Coaching Certificate, Coaching

2016 - 2016

CC Learning

Management of Portfolios, Portfolio Management

2014 - 2014

CC Learning

Prince2 Certified Practitioner, Project Management

2011 - 2011

Leadership NZ

2006 - 2008

Auckland University of Technology

BBus, Management & Accounting

1988 - 1994

Kristin School

1981 - 1987