Governance Bio
Terese Tunnicliffe
Appoint Professional

Terese Tunnicliffe

6 Years
Paid or Unpaid Roles

Interested In:


Private company
Listed company


Advisor / Advisory Board
Board Member
“I have over 20 years experience in driving the successful execution of growth strategies for both mature and emerging service businesses. As a governance professional, I have an ability to zero in to the heart of strategic issues and drive the development of successful sales, brand and omni channel strategies with a focus on customer experience and digital.”


Governance Roles

Board Member

National Council of Women New Zealand

April 2015 - Present (2 years)

The National Council of Women works towards a gender equal New Zealand and has been working for equality across the social, political and economic areas since 1896. NCWNZ has got 290 member organisations at either a national or local level, and 21 branches around the country. Key aspects of activity include representing women’s voices and influencing key decisions and issues through research, discussions and submissions and education of people on the current state of gender equality, the need for action, and what they can do. The National Council of Women is in a phase of strengthening and growth with the Board recently strengthening its national office and embarking on developing a strategic plan which will involve change to ensure it stays relevant.


Payments NZ Ltd

September 2010 - Present (6 years)

Payments NZ was set up in 2010 to become the leading independent payments industry body. The focus of the company is to drive an innovative, effective and efficient payments system in New Zealand. The company works with regulatory bodies, financial institutions, wider payment businesses and NZ businesses .

Chair of CECS Committee

Payments NZ Ltd

September 2010 - Present (6 years)

The CECS Committee is the clearing stream within Payments NZ that drives Consumer Electronic Payments such as EFTPOS and mobile payments. This clearing stream has the most innovation and change occurring.


Cards NZ Ltd

October 2006 - June 2009 (2 years)

Cards NZ managed the Visa scheme payment system within New Zealand.

Executive Roles

General Manager, Payment Services


February 2005 - Present (12 years)

The initial focus of this role was to diversify from a highly mature mono-line business in to a multi-faceted payments business for Kiwibank. Today, it is a high growth business with three core business lines covering a wide range of domestic and international payment products across the Kiwibank and New Zealand Post brands.

General Manager Sales & Marketing


July 2000 - December 2002 (2 years)

This was a new position created as a result of the ANZ Banking Group's acquisition of ENZ in May 2000. This role involved merging the two businesses to create a seamless customer experience while achieving significant growth objectives.

Various Senior Sales & Management roles within Payments

Bank of New Zealand

April 1995 - June 2000 (5 years)

Starting as the National Sales Manager for the Merchant Business, this role evolved in to wider management roles driving growth of the payments business.

Sales & Sales Management Roles

Advertising & Medical Insurance Industries

March 1990 - March 1995 (5 years)

During this period I started out as a Sales Executive at Radio New Zealand and then moved in to Sales Management. From RNZ, I moved on to other Sales Management positions within the services industries.


Institute of Executive Coaching Ltd

Level One Executive Coaching, Executive Coaching

2015 - 2015

Institute of Directors

Company Directors Course, Company Directors Course

2012 - 2012

Various work sponsored Leadership Courses

Not applicable, Leadership, strategy, Sales

1990 - 2012

Massey University


2002 - 2005