Meet the Team
Meet the team
Sue’s career started in journalism, evolved to communications, before she moved into leadership roles. In recent years she’s mixed management jobs with consultancy work in her pursuit of work-volunteering-life balance. Sue’s main pro bono activity is running the Community Comms Collective, a skilled volunteering scheme, with fellow co-founder and trustee Gail Marshall. Sue says the biggest lessons she’s learnt in life has come through her volunteering, or from people who have given freely of their time and knowledge to help increase her understanding of issues that matter.
Stacey is a litigation partner in leading New Zealand law firm MinterEllisonRuddWatts, as well as a passionate advocate for the wellbeing of women and children. In 2015, Stacey won the Westpac/Fairfax Women of Influence Award in the Community and Not-For-Profit category for her work, including developing Homework Help Clubs and the Mothers Project. In 2016, Stacey was also recognised as a Blake Leader and Kiwibank Local Hero Recipient.
Beginning at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade as an international lawyer, including a diplomatic posting to the New Zealand Permanent Mission to the United Nations in New York, Sarah went on to represent New Zealand in the human rights and social areas of the UN’s work. Sarah lived in Amsterdam for 8 years working for Fonterra, and is now working as an independent consultant in Wellington and provides coaching to support improving leadership in business and the community.
With over twenty years experience in manufacturing and export, Rachelle has forged global relationships and championed innovation in order to create value for New Zealand products on the world stage. Rachelle is currently a Director of White Cloud Dairy Nutrition who are a business selling New Zealand origin nutrition products in the United States.