Dr Wendy Gillespie

Dr Wendy Gillespie

Membership: Appoint Professional

Bay of Plenty

Iwi: Ngāti Ranginui | Ngāti Kahungunu ki Te Wairoa

14 years governance experience

Paid roles only

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About Me

“I can add value to both private, Government and not for profit organisations. I have held senior roles in NZ and overseas leading development and policy programmes in seven different countries. My experience sitting on Boards, coaching board members on how to manage their CEO, and reviewing the Board's performance is unique. My background and knowledge in facilitating strategic planning, managing HR/ER, and leading organisational reviews and transformation for organisations will be relevant to many Boards. I have worked and audited many organisations and Boards from financial performance to HR/ER and leadership, organisational structure, systems and policies. As a previous CEO, Maori woman with NZ and international leadership roles and work on governance and in change management I bring an eclectic mix of skills and knowledge. My PhD is in strategy and organisational performance.”


  • Finance
  • General Management
  • Governance
  • Strategy & Planning
Industry/Sector Experience
  • Community/Social Assist.
  • Education/Training
  • Govt/Public Sector
  • Hospitality/Tourism
  • Professional Services/Commercial


I can be a voice for
  • Women
  • Tāngata Whenua
  • Provincially based individuals
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