Governance Bio
Katie Phillipps
Appoint Professional

Katie Phillipps

Location
Auckland
Experience
4 Years
Remuneration
Paid or Unpaid Roles

Interested In:

Organisations

Private company
Listed company
Trust
Incorporated Entity
Charity
Community Group
Government Sector Org
Non Governmental Organisation
Council Controlled Organisation
Other

Roles

Director
Advisor / Advisory Board
Trustee
Board Member
Committee Member
Company Secretary
Other
“I am a young entrepreneur with my own fast growing childcare company that currently employs more than 130+ staff. I am looking to broaden my governance experience and share my skills. I bring practical, hands-on business experience with a mix of sharp focus on cashflow and profitability, as well as a relentless focus on excellence and continuous improvement.”
Experience
Memberships

Professional

Special Interest Groups

Governance Roles

Independent Director

Water Safety New Zealand

April 2015 - Present (4 years)

Appointed to the Board of WSNZ as an independent Director.

Owner/Managing Director

Provincial Childcare Holdings

April 2013 - Present (6 years)

Owner/Managing Director of multiple childcare centres located throughout the North Island. Provincial Childcare is a 100% husband and wife owned and operated company, started from the ground up in 2013. I am actively involved in day to day: - Active management relationships across the group - HR oversight of 130+ employees including payroll / PAYE / recruitment oversight - Management of Accounts + group business banking / GST / monthly reports - Operations and capital budgeting / cash flow projecting & investment decisions - Change management / redevelopment of non-functioning centres - Business strategic planning including succession planning, financial planning, and marketing. - Business development at the ground level (renovations, fit outs, aesthetics, operational needs) from concepts, and project management through to full realisation. - IT oversight & progression across the group, - Oversight of high level suppliers / procurement - Due diligence analysis, acquisitions of new centres including full business integration, and post-acquisition reviews

Education

EY

Scholarship recipient and Graduate of the, 2015 Entrepreneurial Winning Women Programme

2015 - 2015

EY

NZ Entrepreneur of the Year Finalist 2015, .

2015 - 2015

ICEHOUSE

Business incubator, Owner/Manager Programme participant & scholarship recipient 2015

2015 - 2015