Governance Bio
Sumati Govind
Appoint Professional

Sumati Govind

11 Years
Paid Roles Only

Interested In:


Incorporated Entity
Community Group
Non Governmental Organisation
Sport & Physical Recreation Orgs
Iwi Organisation


Advisor / Advisory Board
Board Member
Committee Member
“I am a professional business and investment executive who brings strong governance experience and an extensive investment, funds management and financial services experience together with solid financial accounting knowledge.I am a member of Institute of Directors, Finance Professionals NZ and Philanthropy NZ”


Special Interest Groups

Governance Roles


Forever Foundation

June 2019 - Present (12 months)

I am a Board Member


Mary Potter Hospice and Forever Foundation

December 2018 - Present (1 years)

I am on the Board of Trustees as well as a member on the audit finance and investment committee


Marram Community Trust

June 2017 - Present (2 years)

I am on the Board of Trustees as well as a member on the finance and investment and opportunity and grants committees


Red Cross Foundation

September 2015 - Present (4 years)

On Board of Trustees managing the Red Cross Society investment portfolio with AUM in excess of $50m.

Committee member

Wellington Indian Association

April 1995 - Present (25 years)

I have previously been an executive member, treasurer and chair of the women's forum. I m currently a member of the life membership and community awards committee


Hutt City Community Facilities Trust

June 2014 - November 2016 (2 years)

A council controlled organisation established to build and administer sports and community hubs in the region


Individual Retirment Plan

September 2007 - March 2016 (8 years)

Trustee of this large superannuation scheme with AUM in excess of $100m and membership in excess of 2,000

Executive Roles

Senior Investment Adviser

Kiwi Wealth Investments Limited

April 2011 - July 2018 (7 years)

managing portfolios and advising high net worth clients, charities, iwis and community organisations

Family Investment Adviser

Todd Family Office

January 2003 - March 2010 (7 years)

Managed and advised all Todd Family portfolios, and also established and a member of the investment committee which managed, monitored, reviewed all investment offerings/ investment managers

Institutionl relationsahip executive

AMP Capital Investors

January 1984 - January 2003 (19 years)

Managed the institutional investment client relationships for charities, superannuation schemes and community organisations


Financial Markets Authority

Licensed Independent Trustee, LIT for restricted superannuation schemes

2019 - 2019

Financial Markets Authority

Authorised Finacial Adviser, Investment matters & Investment Advising

2011 - 2011

Victoria University of Wellington

Bachelor of Commerce and Administration, Financial Accounting and Finance

1983 - 1986

Victoria University of Wellington

Bachelor of Science, Mathematics and Economics

1976 - 1979