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Colleen’s role as director of the MBA programme enables her to focus on future direction of participants and the strategic direction of the MBA and other postgraduate qualifications. She interacts one-on-one with all participants in their leadership development. Through her role as a psychologist she assesses, coaches and gives feedback to individuals about areas of growth so that they can turbo-boost their careers. She has previously managed her own consulting companies, been a manager in a Fortune 500 company and worked as a regional director for Ernst & Young. Colleen has delivered leadership and management development programmes to organisations such as Wellington and Hamilton City Councils, Ko Awatea, Blueprint, Fonterra and Spark
David Irving was appointed Chairman of the Board for Prolife Foods in October 2006.
David has helped positively shape numerous companies during his very successful business career including holding the position of Chief Executive and Area Director of Heinz Wattie, Australasia until his retirement 1997. David also took up various directorships and university positions which include Chairman of Nobilo Wines Limited and Genesis Research and Development Corporation. Chairman and major shareholder of Cable Bay Vineyards. Co-founder and Chairman of The Icehouse, an incubation and growth programme for small and medium businesses. Long term advisor to many SME's.
In addition to his business interests, David is an Honorary Professor of Enterprise and Management at the University of Auckland Business School. He has co authored a management book for owner managers titled Changing Gears and regularly contributes to Unlimited Magazine.
Helen brings a breadth of experience from the health and international development sectors, in both high level management and governance at an international level.
After more than 25 years in the health sector, more recently in management roles both within the hospital and within disability, Helen took the role of CEO of World Vision NZ.
During her 6 year tenure, she introduced new programmes such as micro finance /small business investment as a fully-fledged aspect of WVNZ work, and increased funding options which enabled the organisation to double annual income to $57million.
During this time Helen also sat as the only woman on the International Strategy Group of World Vision International – a $3 billion global agency involved in disaster relief and ongoing development. This team of 15 senior leaders advised the president of WVI on matters of strategy and direction internationally.
Since leaving WV, Helen has been appointed to the Board of CBM eV and CBM International based in Germany / Switzerland. Her appointment in these roles reflects global recognition of her expertise in Development and Disability.
Helen also sits on the boards of CBM Australia and CBM NZ, and chairs the Forum of Board Chairs for CBM (a forum of all of the Global fund raising offices within the wider CBM organisation. In addition to her board roles, Helen also provides consultancy work in the developing world, mainly in developing governance, strategic planning and working on security / negotiation issues in unstable political environments.
Peter earned degrees in mechanical and industrial engineering and worked for over 15 years in various positions and in variety of projects. He worked for Coopers and Lybrand (now PWC), Unilever, and MAS Holdings, and his most recent assignment was the establishment of a 1000 acre apparel city in VIZAG, India. He completed his PhD in organizational learning in 2006 and moved into academia in June 2007.
Peter was the Associate Dean Enterprise of the Waikato Management School and oversaw all corporate and executive education (i.e., the MBA, Post Graduate Diploma, and all customised corporate programmes). He facilitates workshops for organizations, and has consulted for companies such as Fonterra, Brandix (India, and in Sri Lanka), Sri Lanka Insurance Ltd etc. His expertise is in leadership, knowledge management, and organizational learning, and he actively researches and publishes in these areas.
Peter Cammock is the Managing Director of Leadership Consulting Ltd and a Director of Leadership Lab. He is a Senior Fellow at the University of Canterbury where he formerly worked as Director of Executive Development. He currently teaches on the leadership programmes of Canterbury and Otago universities. Peter’s consulting experience spans over twenty-five years and includes facilitation, coaching, advisory and development roles with numerous private and public sector organisations and a wide range of NGO, local government and community leaders. He has been involved in executive coaching for over fifteen years and during this time has worked directly with over a hundred CEO’s, GM’s and senior managers. He has been described by NZ Management Magazine as “one of the nation’s best leadership writers” and is the author of two books, "The Dance of Leadership" (2001, 2003) and "The Spirit of Leadership" (2008, 2009, 2013) and a number of international publications. Peter has a strong interest in the personal foundations of mindfulness, positivity and meaning that that underlie effective organisational leadership. He has pursued these interests over the last year as he has travelled extensively with his wife Liz in Nepal, India and SE Asia.