Governance Bio
Ross Pearce
Appoint Professional

Ross Pearce

5 Years
Paid or Unpaid Roles

Interested In:


Private company
Listed company
Government Sector Org
Sport & Physical Recreation Orgs


Advisor / Advisory Board
Board Member
“Having had 30+ years experience acting as a trusted advisor to executive teams across many organisations in both the public & private sectors, I have a breadth of skills & knowledge that I can bring to the table in a governance role. I have specific expertise in the organisation & people areas, which are under-represented on most NZ Boards today.”


Governance Roles



October 2013 - Present (6 years)

Elected to the Board of Youthtown as a Director at the AGM in October 2013. Also currently acting as Chair of the Youthtown Health & Safety Committee.

National President


January 2003 - January 2005 (2 years)

As National President, I acted as "Chairman of the Board" for a Human Resources association representing 4000+ members and employing approximately 10 staff. The Board was responsible for developing policy & strategy and then overseeing its implementation by working closely with the CEO and HRINZ staff.

Executive Roles

Associate Partner

Ernst & Young

December 2017 - Present (2 years)

Responsible for leading a team of consultants in the People Advisory Services division at EY. Services include reward, organisation design, change management & talent management.


RWP Consulting Ltd

September 2013 - Present (6 years)

Independent consultant delivering people & culture-related projects to a wide range of clients in New Zealand.

Senior Managing Consultant


February 1990 - August 2013 (23 years)

Responsible for selling and carrying out consulting engagements for clients in the Strategy & Transformation space. Specialised in Organisation Design, Change Management & HR strategy.

Human Resources Manager

Dow Chemical

January 1980 - December 1989 (9 years)

Reporting to the General Manager, responsible to the development and implementation of HR policies, processes and practices for an organisation of 250 staff across New Zealand. Focus was on coaching line managers to be effective people managers, thereby improving organisational productivity.


Massey University

BBS, Human Resources

1974 - 1976