Governance Bio
Diana Hudson
Appoint Professional

Diana Hudson

10 Years
Paid or Unpaid Roles

Interested In:


Private company
Incorporated Entity
Community Group
Non Governmental Organisation
Sport & Physical Recreation Orgs


Board Member
Committee Member


Special Interest Groups

Governance Roles


Anglican Family Care

January 2014 - Present (5 years)

Providing social services in Otago to children and families from diverse backgrounds to restore wellbeing and enhance their social resiliency. While the main focus is children and their families, assistance is also provided to individuals who seek support, mainly for welfare and budgeting


Dunedin Kindergarten Association

April 2011 - Present (7 years)

DK is the umbrella organisation for 22 individual kindergartens in the Dunedin area, supporting excellence in early childhood learning and teaching for all children



January 2007 - March 2014 (7 years)

The Industry Training Orgaisation for Engineering, Food & Beverage Maufacturing, Baking , Butchery looking after the training needs of nearly 2000 businesses and 12000 learners developing skills on the job each year.

Council Member

Otago Polytechnic

December 2006 - December 2008 (2 years)

Employer representative appointed to Council on behalf of Business NZ.

Council Member

Dunedin College of Education

December 2004 - December 2006 (2 years)

Employer Representative for Business NZ. Appointment ended at the time the College merged with University of Otago.

Board Member-Deputy Chair

Otago Southland Employers Assn

December 2003 - September 2008 (4 years)

A founding member organisation of Business NZ, providing business support, training and professional services to 1,400 + members across Otago & Southland.

Executive Roles

Managing Solicitor

Otago Southland Employers Assn

September 2008 - Present (10 years)

Management and Supervision of the in-house legal team and provision of specialist legal advice across a large range of industries, professional service providers, social and education sectors and education providers.

Human Resources & Technical Compliance Manager

Mainland Poultry Ltd Group of Companies

August 2001 - September 2008 (7 years)

A national role with responsibility for HR and compliance with a comprhensive range of statutory requirements across a variety of industries, with around 500 staff.


Auckland University

Strategic Planning, Governance

2010 - 2010

University of Otago

LLB, Law

1998 - 2002