Governance Bio
Vikki Brannagan
Appoint Professional

Vikki Brannagan

17 Years
Paid Roles Only

Interested In:


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


Advisor / Advisory Board
Board Member
“I am energised by helping businesses to succeed and grow. My experience spans 25 years in private and public enterprises, with particular emphasis on channel management, product and service innovation, organisational development and the establishment of effective customer and stakeholder engagement strategies.”


Special Interest Groups

Governance Roles

Independent Director

Cafe Brands Ltd / Columbus Coffee

August 2013 - Present (4 years)

Cafe Brands Ltd is the holding company for the Columbus Coffee Franchise. Sixty-plus cafes throughout NZ and growing.

Appointed Non-Lawyer Council Member

Auckland District Law Society Inc

August 2013 - Present (4 years)

ADLSI has history in excess of 130 years. From October 2012, it has become an independent, voluntary membership organisation with a national focus, representing the New Zealand legal profession.

Independent Trustee - Board of Trustees

Apprenticeship Training Trust

June 2009 - Present (8 years)

The Apprenticeship Training Trust (ATT) is a group-training organisation, which is now the largest employer of apprentices in the plumbing, gas-fitting, drain laying and roofing industries.

Non-Executive Director

Golden Manufacturers Ltd

April 2001 - January 2003 (1 years)

Largest manufacturer of corrugated packaging in the South Pacific. At the time, Golden was a Joint Venture between Carter Holt Harvey and a private Fijian businessman.

Trustee (Chairperson from Apr 2001 - Oct 2005)

The First Foundation Project

February 1999 - October 2005 (6 years)

The First Foundation's vision is to assist academically talented and financially disadvantaged New Zealand students to achieve their potential through tertiary education . It does this by partnering with businesses, organisations, individuals (mentors) and schools to provide students with 4 year tertiary education scholarships.

Trustee (Chairperson from Nov 1988 - Feb 2000)

EEO Trust

March 1998 - February 2000 (1 years)

Provides resources, ideas and information to support workplaces to achieve success through effectively managing diversity. Funded by member fees and Government.

Executive Roles

Commercial Consultant

Atack Industries Ltd

September 2011 - Present (6 years)

Food product and process development consultancy, run in conjunction with Martyn Atack, a food technologist.

Owner / Director

Valkyrie Services Ltd

September 1999 - Present (18 years)

Personally owned business, providing strategic consultancy, contract general management, channel and business development, commercial and project management.

Auckland Museum

Chief Operating Officer (Interim)

August 2010 - August 2011 (1 years)

Contract role in conjunction with Interim Museum Director, Sir Don McKinnon following the resignation of the previous Director. It was preceded by a consulting assignment to review the Museum's commercial activities, including retail, cafe, catering / facilities-hire and tourism.

Chief Executive Officer

Stevens Homeware

May 2005 - November 2007 (2 years)

A family-owned homeware importer, wholesaler & retailer, with 25 retail stores nationwide. Contract CEO role to provide succession from the third generation of this family-run business, to management by an executive team and transition to a multi-channel retailing format . The role culminated in facilitation of the sale of the business.

Managing Director, Fletcher Aluminium and Plyco Doors

Fletcher Building

March 1992 - September 1999 (7 years)

Various executive roles in the Building Products Sector, including Fletcher Aluminium, Plyco Doors, Winstone Wallboards and the Sector Corporate Office.


Institute of Directors, NZ

Public Company Directorship, Governance

2016 - 2016

Institute of Directors, NZ

Chairing the Board Programme, Governance

2014 - 2014

Institute of Directors, NZ

Certificate of Company Direction, Governance

2011 - 2011

Harvard University, USA

The General Manager (TGMP2), 6 Week Executive Programme

1995 - 1995

Darden Graduate School of Business Administration, USA

Manufacturing Management, 2 Week Executive Programme

1995 - 1995

University of Auckland

Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Arts, International Business & Marketing, Japanese

1982 - 1985