Governance Bio
Sharon Threadwell
Appoint Professional

Sharon Threadwell

8 Years
Paid or Unpaid Roles

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 am developing a professional directorship portfolio and offer a range of governance experiences across central and local government. Stakeholder engagement and relationships are my speciality. I currently hold roles in the not for profit sector and I am looking to widen my portfolio to include a commercial focus. Let's talk!”


Special Interest Groups

Governance Roles


Assitance Dogs Trust NZ

August 2016 - Present (1 years)

The mission of the Assistance Dogs New Zealand Trust is to enrich the lives of people with disabilities through the provision of reliable service dogs, trained to promote independent living, mobility and companionship.

Board Member

Assistance Dogs New Zealand

April 2015 - Present (2 years)

The mission of the Assistance Dogs New Zealand Trust is to enrich the lives of people with disabilities through the provision of reliable service dogs, trained to promote independent living, mobility and companionship.

Executive committee member

Wines of Canterbury

January 2012 - Present (5 years)

• Developing the links between the Canterbury wine industry and tourism opportunities • Strategy development and research • Supporting local vineyards and wineries with training and industry knowledge sharing •

Board Member

Alcohol and Drug Advisory New Zealand

January 2008 - December 2012 (4 years)

• Provide governance and guidance to CEO, ADANZ • Sign off of new initiatives • Encourage compliance • Provide guidance in terms of strategic direction, financial decision making • Assist with risk assessment and mitigation

Company Director

Transwell Cool Logistics Ltd

January 2006 - March 2013 (7 years)

Delivering temperature controlled freight services across Canterbury – on time and at temperature. We developed the concept and took the business through three distinct phases, start up, growth and then consolidation.

Executive Roles

Building Assurance Manager

Tasman District Council

January 2016 - Present (1 years)

Developing a progressive workforce for the delivery of regulatory services in Building Control.

Rebuild Liaison Manager, Building Control and City Rebuild

Christchurch City Council

January 2014 - January 2016 (2 years)

To proactively restoring confidence between Christchurch City Council, central city developers and large volume group home companies • This role actively develops and manages key external stakeholder relationships. • Developing and influencing relationships with other councils and central government agencies • Driver of strategy development for the business unit

Operational Manager - Building Services

Selwyn District Council

May 2012 - January 2014 (1 years)

Operational leadership of Building Services

Contact Centre Manager

2 degrees mobile

January 2011 - May 2012 (1 years)

Virtual working solution development and implementation for 2degrees mobile.

Customer Service Improvement Manager- TelstraClear August 2010 to January 2011


August 2010 - January 2011 (5 months)

This role provides leadership across a key group of supporting staff in the contact centre environment. The focus for this leadership role has been to create a new team of 50 highly experienced staff and harness that energy and capacity into a high performing team to support off shoring functions to Manilla

Senior Program Manager

Inland Revenue

January 2006 - December 2008 (2 years)

Engaging across the business with key stakeholders, which include working with senior managers to establish organisational direction and focus. I have established key relationships at a senior level critical to the implementation of the project scope that span across Facilities Management, Procurement, Legal, Finance, Corporate Communications/Media liaison. This project was subject to a review by treasury and was found to have achieved its objectives and delivered a value for money solution for IR.

Call Centre Manager Inland Revenue - March 2000 to January 2006 & April 2008 to January 2010

Inland Revenue

March 2000 - January 2010 (9 years)

The Christchurch Call Centre for Inland Revenue with 300 staff taking in excess of 1,500,000 calls annually, which is our share of approximately 5 million calls per annum. It is one of six call centres providing the New Zealand public with tax technical information in a real time environment. This drives the need to operate with a high degree of flexibility and to utilise strategies that support timely decision-making supported by effective planning and support processes.