Governance Bio
Janette Searle
Appoint Professional

Janette Searle

5 Years
Paid or Unpaid Roles

Interested In:


Community Group
Non Governmental Organisation


Advisor / Advisory Board
Board Member
“I’m interested in governance roles with dynamic organisations and companies that focus on improving the social, cultural and environmental aspects of the communities they work in. I value the multidimensional approach required for organisations/companies not purely driven by profit, and the power of relationship, connection, and collaboration. ”
Governance Roles


Take My Hands

January 2010 - Present (10 years)

Take My Hands is a Charitable Project. Its mission is to match those with donations to those in need. For the past four years the project has successful facilitated the donation of artificial limbs, limb parts and orthotics equipment to those in need in Pakistan. The vision is to expand on this project and work with donors and recipients from across the globe and currently we are researching how we can help support the Leprosy Mission with donations of lower limb prosthetics in Nepal.

Managing Director

The Playground Creative Project Management

November 2009 - Present (10 years)

The Playground Creative Project Management focuses on business and project management in the creative sector. From artists to events and exhibitions, to film and television production, to web based projects, to interactive creative project - If its a project involving the creative sector in anyway The Playground can help make it a successful reality. Clients include: Sola Rosa - band Kara Gordon and the Wreckage - band Anna Coddington - Singer Songwriter Ash Graham - Singer Songwriter Scooter Modern - Furniture Design Company Just a White Room - Screen Production Company. TAKE MY HANDS TRUST: - a charitable trust that umbrellas the projects such as the LIMBS TO PAKISTAN. The aim of the project is to bring prosthetic and orthotic equipment that can no longer be used in NZ or Australia to those in need in places such as Pakistan (Hope Rehabilitation Society). We also have several business concept in development that we are working on in collaboration with other people and businesses.


Sola Rosa - Rosa Recording Ltd, Rosa Touring Ltd.

December 2010 - September 2013 (2 years)

I work in collaboration with Andrew Spraggon, Creative Director and brains behind Sola Rosa managing the business side of the bands business and growth. Our main focus for the next 24 months is building on our introduction to the European and Canadian market, and establishing ourselves in the US. SOLA ROSA With a catch-all sound encompassing the best of hip hop, reggae, jazz, latin, soul and funk, all six of Sola Rosa’s critically acclaimed albums are a potent distillation of the music that’s influenced Spraggon over the course of his decade long career as a musician and producer. From a humble, self-released one man project to a decidedly deadly live collective, Sola Rosa has grown from a national treasure into an act of truly international repute.

Managing Director

Original heART Ltd

January 2008 - March 2011 (3 years)

original heART is an online art gallery for work for and by children - exhibties a mix of artwork by professional artists who create work for children, and talented young artists



January 2007 - January 2011 (4 years)

Employed by the voluntary board for the Association to carry out secretarial, development and treasurer's functions

Company Director/Auckland Manager

SeaStarr Management Solutions Ltd

January 2005 - November 2009 (4 years)

Project Manager on projects in the creative and not for profit sectors

Executive Roles

Development Manager

Toi Ora Live Art Trust

December 2012 - Present (7 years)

Toi Ora Live Art Trust is a unique organization that uses its skills and resources in the creative sector and the studio space in the heart of Auckland city to work with those that have experience with mental health and unwellness. The Trust offers an array of workshops and classes that cover all media including: visual arts, creative writing, music and recordings, acting and performance. As Development Manager I am responsible for finding funding, sponsorship for the organisation as a whole and the various projects they run each year. I'm also working with the team to develop the projects to their full potential.

Project Manager


April 2009 - September 2009 (5 months)

Peer Support Design Model - researching, designing and testing a model of Peer Support for People with Disabilities. (Largely web based)

Producer/Production Manager

Freelance Producer/ Production Manager

January 2003 - January 2008 (5 years)

Various freelance positions in the film and television industry as a production manager and producer covering film, television series (drama and documentary), commercials, non-broadcast, music videos etc.


Massey University

BBS, Business - Management

1993 - 2011

SAE (School of Audio Engineering)

Dip Aud Eng, Audio Engineering

1991 - 1992