Governance Bio
Wendy Baker
Appoint Professional

Wendy Baker

2 Years
Paid Roles Only

Interested In:


Private company
Listed company
Incorporated Entity
Government Sector Org
Non Governmental Organisation
Sport & Physical Recreation Orgs
Council Controlled Organisation


Advisor / Advisory Board
Board Member
“An experienced leader of clients, people and projects, leveraging a broad range of business and geographical experience. Key skills: Human Resources (People), International, Organisation Development, Strategy. Areas of particular interest: NZ Exports, Financial Services, CRE, Energy, Maritime, Aviation, Viticulture, SME companies, & sports organisations.”


Governance Roles

Board Member

New Zealand Chamber of Commerce Singapore

September 2018 - September 2019 (1 years)

The goal of the NZ Chamber Singapore is to ‘connect, promote and grow’ the opportunities for members, both in Singapore and the region, by extending their networks through facilitating a range of business and social cultural events. The Chamber is closely aligned with the NZ High Commission and NZ Inc. in Singapore. Responsibilities: Resourcing (People) sub-committee, Audit sub-committee.

Founding Member and Chair

Māia NZ Women’s Network Asia (Singapore)

June 2018 - September 2019 (1 years)

With the support of the NZ Chamber Singapore, and the NZ ASEAN Business Alliance (ABA), Māia brings together professional like-minded women operating in Singapore and across Asia.

President and Committee Member

Lion City Hash House Harriers

April 2018 - September 2019 (1 years)

Amateur running club.

Executive Roles

Partner (Singapore)

ICE Professionals Asia

June 2018 - September 2019 (1 years)

Talent Consultancy. ICE Asia (Inspire-Create-Engage) is the Singapore branch of a boutique NZ specialist in early-in-careers and emerging leaders talent consulting, supporting organisations with strategies around three core service pillars: design, delivery and development. *Responsibilities: Business Development and Client Engagement through sales pipe-line and marketing opportunities. Lead, manage and build the APAC operations of the business.

Head of Human Resources, Global Workplace Solutions APAC (Singapore)


June 2015 - November 2017 (2 years)

Corporate Real Estate. *Responsibilities: Leading HR People activities for M&A related Integration, Transition and Change Management of new GWS business with employees across APAC countries. HR strategy and operational delivery with focus areas of critical and volume hiring, engagement, development and retention. Member of account GWS APAC Executive Committee, and Core Leadership team. Leading GWS HR team of eight direct reports, total team of fifty.

Global Director – Human Resources, HSBC Account (United Kingdom)


February 2013 - August 2014 (1 years)

Corporate Real Estate. Responsibilities: Leading HR People activities for Mobilisation and Transition of global HSBC client account. HR Strategy, immediate priorities being engagement, retention and stabilisation. Member of account Global Leadership team and client point of contact for global HR. Leading account HR team with five direct reports (regional leads, plus L&D and HR MIS) working with regional and country HR teams.

Head of Human Resources, Integrated Facilities Management, Asia Pacific (Singapore)


July 2010 - February 2013 (2 years)

Corporate Real Estate. *Responsibilities: Member of IFM Asia Pacific Executive team with responsibility for all HR activities across Asia Pacific through support of local country HR; Leading the regional IFM HR team.

Human Resources (United Kingdom, Australia, Singapore)

American Express

June 1997 - June 2010 (13 years)

Financial Services. 13 years in HR Projects, HR Business Partner, Compensation & Benefits. Last position: Global HR Lead, Global Payroll Transformation Project (Singapore)


CIPD Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (UK)

Chartered Fellow, Human Resources

2007 - 2019

University of Westminster

Post-graduate Diploma in Personnel Management, Human Resources

1997 - 1999

University of Otago

Post-graduate Diploma, Marketing

1990 - 1990

University of Otago

Bachelor of Commerce, Economics

1987 - 1989