Governance Bio
Hilary Bryan
Appoint Professional

Hilary Bryan

2 Years
Paid or Unpaid Roles

Interested In:


Community Group
Government Sector Org
Non Governmental Organisation
Sport & Physical Recreation Orgs
Council Controlled Organisation


Advisor / Advisory Board
Board Member
Committee Member
“I bring an agile and questioning mindset to the board table. Organisational change, innovation and agile strategic approaches have been my recent focus. As a business owner, used to responding to changing market conditions, I’m committed to provoking fresh thinking and creating new futures. I have a strong sense of community and am committed to well being.”


Executive Roles


The Training Practice

January 2000 - Present (19 years)

Wellington-based learning and development consultancy. Worked with Advisory Board, 2003 – 2017. Key clients:  Inland Revenue: nationwide change leadership programme, 2016 – 2017;  Department of Internal Affairs: leadership development programme, eight cohorts, 2012 – 2017;  VTNZ: agile leadership, 2017;  NZTA: innovation and creativity, 2015-16 and 2018;  NZ Rugby: Fresh Bites workshops, 2015 – 2017 and Leadership Fundamentals programme, three cohorts, 2016 – 2018; presentation to national and provincial leaders on business agility, 2017;  NZ Oil and Gas, Seaview Marina, UrbanPlus, The Royal Society, Site Safe: strategy sessions with boards and/or leadership teams;  Revera: leadership development programmes, 2017 – 2018;  GeoNet: strategy development, 2016 - facilitated international review conference 2013.

Communications and Governance Manager

Wellington City Council

January 1998 - December 1999 (1 years)

Managed governance arrangements for large local authority.

Senior Account Manager

Network PR

May 1996 - December 1997 (1 years)

Managed major communications projects for government and private sector clients.


NZ Institute of Directors

State Sector Governance , State Sector Governance

2016 - 2016

NZ Institute of Directors

Five-day Company Directors' Course, Governance

2015 - 2015

Speech New Zealand

Fellow (by examination), Public Speaking and Interpersonal Communication

2012 - 2013

Speech New Zealand

Licentiate to Teach , Teaching Public Speaking and Communication

1999 - 2000

Thames Polytechnic

Certificate in Education (Further Education), Tertiary Teaching

1989 - 1990

University of Essex

MA , Political Behaviour

1983 - 1984

University of Essex

BA (Hons), Comparative Government

1974 - 1978