Governance Bio
Jen Crawford
Appoint Professional

Jen Crawford

9 Years
Paid or Unpaid Roles

Interested In:


Private company
Listed company
Government Sector Org
Council Controlled Organisation
Iwi Organisation


Board Member
“I am skilled in tactical strategy and managing complex stakeholder relationships. I have 9 years' governance experience and a background in law with 20 years advising on due diligence/risk management, regulatory compliance and project consenting. ”


Governance Roles

Independent Chair

Ashton Wheelans Limited

June 2019 - Present (7 months)

Independent Chair and Director of Ashton Wheelans Chartered Accountants.

Director, Chair Remuneration Committee, Member Audit and Risk Committee

Ngāi Tahu Seafood Limited

August 2017 - Present (2 years)

Director, Chair of Remuneration Committee and Member of Risk, Audit and Finance Committee.

Co-opted Trustee, Board Chair (2018-2019), Member Finance Committee

Burnside Primary School

March 2017 - Present (2 years)

Co-opted to provide specialist procurement and master planning advice during the Ministry of Education's joint rebuild of two schools in north west Christchurch.

Board Member

Regenerate Christchurch

April 2016 - Present (3 years)

Body Corporate jointly owned by the Crown and the Christchurch City Council established to lead greater Christchurch from recovery to regeneration.


Quadrangle Holdings Limited

June 2012 - December 2016 (4 years)

Corporate entity established as part of the Arts Centre of Christchurch organisational structure.


University of Canterbury Foundation

December 2011 - December 2012 (1 years)

Independent charitable entity supporting the educational mission of the University. The Foundation is governed by a Board of Trustees who use their skills and contacts to provide oversight of the Foundation's activities, raise funds and secure resources.

Trustee, Board Chair

The Arts Centre of Christchurch Trust

May 2010 - December 2016 (6 years)

Independent charitable trust responsible for managing a nationally significant cultural asset (value NZ$300M). As Board Chair, I led the governance of the organisation through a period of transformational change following the Canterbury earthquakes. Governance duties included appointing a new Chief Executive, settling the NZ$200m insurance claim, approving a new SIPO to ensure prudent management of finances, overseeing the NZ$290m heritage restoration project and rebuilding stakeholder confidence (culminating in the development of the Arts Centre of Christchurch Trust Act 2015).

Executive Roles


Anderson Lloyd

March 2008 - March 2017 (9 years)

Extensive experience in due diligence and commercial transactions, projecting consenting, urban development, agribusiness and the irrigation sector. I resigned my partnership on 31 March 2017 to focus on governance opportunities. I continue to provide advice to selected clients on a consultancy basis.


Anderson Lloyd

March 2003 - March 2008 (5 years)

Associate based in Christchurch.


Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

September 2001 - October 2002 (1 years)

Associate based in London.

Senior Solicitor

Buddle Findlay

February 1999 - February 2001 (2 years)

Senior Solicitor based in Christchurch.


Bell Gully

February 1996 - February 1999 (3 years)

Solicitor based in Auckland.


University of Canterbury

Certificate of Proficiency, Te Reo

2018 - 2018

University of Auckland

Certificate of Proficiency, Resource Management Law

1996 - 1996

University of Otago

Bachelor of Arts (First Class Honours), History

1990 - 1995

University of Otago

Bachelor of Laws, Law

1990 - 1994