Emma Kirkman

Emma Kirkman

Membership: Standard


Open to paid and unpaid roles

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About Me

“Professionally, I'm an independent contractor and consultant with deep expertise in enterprise change, transformation, culture and organisational performance. I'm an aspiring governance leader looking to advance a career path into Directorships. I feel particularly passionate about bringing a governance- level focus on organisational culture to the Board table. I'm looking for Board opportunities where I can accelerate my growth and development in governance. I want to learn from a great Chair and fellow Board members while making valuable contributions to organisations that I believe in and feel aligned to. As extensions of my professional and governance ambitions, I own a commercial dairy farm with my husband, I voluntarily serve on the Board of a NFP, host a podcast and am a competition powerlifter - proudly representing NZ at the World Championships in Italy in 2023. ”


  • Human Resources
  • Strategy & Planning
Industry/Sector Experience
  • Arts/Entertainment
  • Banking/Financial
  • Education/Training
  • Govt/Public Sector
  • Information Technology

Interest Areas

I am open to these organisations
  • National Sporting Organisations


I can be a voice for
  • Women

Special interest groups

Governance Profile

Independent Governance Services
Independent Governance Services

Independent minute taking & board reporting

Specialists in best practice support services

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