Governance Bio
Jennifer Pelvin
Appoint Professional

Jennifer Pelvin

15 Years
Paid Roles Only

Interested In:


Private company
Incorporated Entity
Community Group
Government Sector Org
Non Governmental Organisation
Council Controlled Organisation


Advisor / Advisory Board
Board Member
““I am an experienced director committed to bringing strong ethical governance to for profit, not for profit and government organisations. I am looking for a role within a complex organisation where my experience will assist in improving organisational effectiveness, efficency and profitability.””


Governance Roles


Allied Health Aotearoa New Zealand (AHANZ)

June 2016 - Present (3 years)

Allied Health Aotearoa New Zealand (AHANZ) is the incorporated society of allied health professional associations, promotes and advocates allied health professionals. AHANZ is the recognised voice of 30 allied health professional associations and five strategic partners (Accident Compensation Corporation, Ministry of Health, Treasury, National Directors of Allied Health and Ngā Pou Mana.

Board Member

Dietitians Registration Board

August 2015 - Present (3 years)

The Dietitians Board is a regulatory authority, its primary role is to “protect the health and safety of members of the public, by ensuring that Dietitians are competent and fit to practise”. The main role of the Board is to set standards, prescribe qualifications for scopes of practice, accredit and monitor educational institutions and programmes and deal with cases of dietitians who may be unable to perform professionally.

Finance & Risk Committee Chair

Dietitians Registration Board

March 2015 - June 2017 (2 years)

The purpose of the Finance, Audit and Risk Committee is to oversee the financial reporting processes and to monitor financial legal compliance. During my tenure, the terms of reference of the committee were reviewed and revised and a a due diligence exercise was undertaken to ensure compliance and best practice processes were in place.

Executive Roles

Managing Director

Butler Pelvin & Associates

January 2009 - Present (10 years)

Butler Pelvin is professional services company dedicated to bringing sound management and effective governance to the not for profit sector. As well as working with individual organisations to provide administrative, mentoring and consulting services, Jennifer conducts strategic workshops for clients and governance training in conjunction with professional associations including: • New Zealand Institute of Management • The Charities Commission • The Institute of Chartered Accountants and • The Australasian Society of Association Executives. Currently, Butler Pelvin provides secretariat services to two not for profit organisations, PodiatryNZ and Telecare Services Association. Butler Pelvin also provides governance and strategic advice to not for profit and membership based associations.

Chief Executive


January 2009 - Present (10 years)

As part of the services provided by Butler Pelvin & Associates to PodiatryNZ, I perform the role of chief executive, reporting to the chair. My role is to provide governance and strategic support, my team provide operational support.

Chief Executive

New Zealand Registered Architects Board

April 2006 - June 2007 (1 years)

This Board was established under the Registered Architects Act 2005 and on 1st July 2006 replaced the Architects Education and Registration Board. It is responsible for the registration and discipline regime of approximately 1500 registered architects in New Zealand. The 2005 Act introduced new requirements including changed standards for initial registration, continued registration and significantly changed the grounds for complaint and disciplinary processes. Engaged to effectively set up all governance processes and operational aspects of the organisation to meet legislative requirements.

Chief Executive

Australian Institute of Refrigeration Air Conditioning & Heating (AIRAH)

October 1998 - February 2006 (7 years)

A not for profit, professional Institute with charitable status that addresses the social and community issues surrounding refrigeration and air conditioning. Participating in the development of public policy and providing leadership and credible technical information to achieve the best outcomes for the members, the community and industry. The organisation has a reach of over 10,000 industry wide stakeholders from educators, academics and government policy analysts to business people, trades people to professional engineers. As chief executive, I led and managed a staff of over twenty and enabled the vision, mission and strategic direction of organisation. We delivered results in the key performance areas including financial, human, risk, marketing, compliance management. The Board and I embraced the concepts of ethical and sustainable behaviour in staff and board activities. The nature of the Institutes business required high levels of participation in government, industry and community activities. Contributing to committee, board and working parties was an important part of this position, requiring different roles to be played at different times from collaborative member to voting delegate, as well as engaged member and committee chairperson.

Executive Officer

Air Conditioning & Mechanical Contractors Association (AMCA)

May 1990 - December 1995 (5 years)

A not for profit industry association and employer body representing companies involved in the design, installation and maintenance of air conditioning in industrial and commercial buildings. This role focused on human resource, education and training activities. This required participation in many committees and working parties involving educational and training organisations.


BoardSource, USA

Certified BoardSource Consultant, Governance

2016 - 2016

Australian Institute Company Directors

Company Directors Diploma, Company Directorship

2005 - 2005

University New England

Masters of Business Administration, Business Administration

1995 - 1997