Governance Bio
Liz de Kort
Appoint Professional

Liz de Kort

11 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 am an experienced company director and school board trustee who has held a number of board positions over the last 15 years. I have strong leadership and communication skills, enjoy working collaboratively as a member of a board to identify both short term solutions and develop long term strategies. I enjoy board roles that provide the opportunity to contrib”


Special Interest Groups

Governance Roles

Governance Facilitator

New Zealand School Trustees Association

January 2016 - Present (3 years)

I am a contractor for NZSTA providing professional development for school boards of trustees. This involves working one on one with board chairs, principals and board members to improve their governance skills, resolve conflict and help them focus on increasing student achievement.

Trustee, Chair May 2018 to July 2019

Carmel College Board of Trustees

February 2017 - July 2019 (2 years)

Proprietors representative on the Carmel College Board of Trustees. Chair property Sub-Committee

Director, Chair Property Sub-committee.

Carmel College Auckland Ltd

August 2013 - July 2019 (5 years)

Carmel College is a Secondary School in Takapuna, Auckland offering Catholic Education for Year 7 to 13 girls. CCAL is the Proprietor Board responsible for the land buildings and special character at the college.

Trustee, Chair 2010 - 2015

Stella Maris Primary School

February 2005 - July 2015 (10 years)

Trustee. Chair for 5 years Chair Property Sub-Committee 2005 - 2015

Executive Roles

Senior Project Manager

N-Compass Project Managers

January 2018 - Present (1 years)

N-Compass is a consultancy dedicated to the project management and implementation of a wide range of building and infrastructure projects. I joined N-Compass in January 2018 as a Senior Project Manager and have been working on a variety of education and remediation projects during my time with the company.

Project Delivery Manager

Ministry of Education

June 2014 - December 2017 (3 years)

Managed a $90m portfolio of projects to ensure they were delivered on time and within budget to both scope and qualitative standards. Procured, briefed & monitored performance of project management & design consortium. Procurement of contractors using government procurement framework. Establish & maintain positive working relationships with school Principal’s and Boards during the feasibility, design, consent and construction process so relevant strong and positive relationships were maintained

Project/Progamme Manager

PAE New Zealand Ltd

March 2013 - May 2014 (1 years)

Provided a single point of contact for all projects on all Northern Region Defence Force sites. Provided overall project leadership and direction on behalf of PAE, the client's representatives and staff. Monitor Project team to ensure all aspects of the project are running on programme and to agreed budgets. Act as liaison with all NZDF stakeholders to ensure they are informed and represented at all stages. Responsible for the development and maintenance of effective Health, Safety, Environmental and Quality Assurance systems. Ensured effective Health, Safety, Environmental and Quality outcomes were produced, audit inspections undertaken and records maintained

Project Manager

Foodstuffs North Island Ltd

August 2006 - March 2013 (6 years)

Initial consultation with all stake holders to establish the design brief and the project scope. These include retail specialists, brand specialists, asset management and property strategy teams, and Owner Operators. Management of internal design resources to achieve approval of proposed retail layouts. Selection, engagement and briefing of external consultant project team. Monitor Project team to ensure all aspects of the project are running on programme and to agreed budgets. Act as liaison with all internal and external stakeholders to ensure they are informed and represented at all stages.


Lincoln University

Diploma, Horticultural Management

1986 - 1986

Lincoln University

Diploma , Horticulture

1985 - 1985