Aly McNicoll

Aly McNicoll

Aly McNicoll, Director, LEAD Centre for Not for Profit Leadership has been involved with not for profit leadership and management in New Zealand, Australia and the Pacific for the last 18 years.

Aly believes that we take on impossible tasks in the sector, and if anyone needs effective organisations and getting people to work to their potential it’s the not for profit organisation. Her work with leaders, Boards and entire organisations is to ensure that they make the most of the greatest resource they have – their own people.

Assisting not for profits complements her work as Director of the NZ Coaching & Mentoring Centre and she is a regular presenter at international conferences (American Society for Training & Development Conference, European Mentoring & Coaching Council Conference) where her specialist skills in peer coaching techniques have led to her spending increasing amounts of time working with clients in Australia, the UK and the USA.

Dr Chellie Spiller

Dr Chellie Spiller, (hapū Matawhaiti Iwitea, Ngāti Kahungunu ki Wairoa), is an associate professor at the University of Auckland Business School.

Chellie is a passionate and committed advocate for Māori Business development. Her vision is to create relational wellbeing and wealth across spiritual, environmental, social, cultural and economic dimensions. Creating transformation in people, enabling them to claim their rightful place in the world, and to embody their sense of self.

Chellie’s leadership qualities are nourished by her academic achievements. Chellie was a Fulbright Senior Scholar at the Harvard Kennedy School and the University of Arizona. She is a recipient of a Research Excellence Award, Dame Mira Szászy Māori Alumni Award and National Māori Academic Excellence Award. She is passionate about teaching on the postgraduate diploma in business administration (Māori development) where she specialises in management and governance.

She is a co-author of the book Wayfinding Leadership: Ground-breaking Wisdom for Developing Leaders, with Hoturoa Barclay-Kerr and John Panoho, published in 2015 by Huia.
‘Wayfinding Leadership’ training programmes are growing and are currently being taught in a variety of domains such as Air New Zealand’s middle management training programme, Global Women’s Breakthrough Leadership course, the judiciary and in the health sector. Chellie speaks locally and internationally on Wayfinding Leadership, authentic leadership, governance, leadership and decision-making, and how businesses can create sustainable wealth and wellbeing.

She is an ardent and receptive learner of the karanga and moving through the world in a wairua way. In this fast-paced business world Chellie’s transformational leadership vision, kaupapa, is bringing humanity and spirituality back into the workplace, empowering people to create both cultural and economic business success both locally and globally. After all….

He aha te mea nui o te ao
What is the most important thing in the world?
He tangata, he tangata, he tangata
It is the people, it is the people, it is the people

John Tamihere

John Tamihere – Ngati Porou, Whakatohea and Tainui, Irish and Scottish.

John graduated with a Law and Arts degrees from Auckland University before starting work for the Department of Maori Affairs and Maori Land Court. He became CEO of Waipareira Trust in 1991 and in 1999 entered Parliament where he was Chairman of the Maori Select Affairs Committee and also a member of the high powered Finance and Expenditure Select Committee.

In 2002 he was appointed Minister of Small Business, Minister of Youth Affairs, Minister of Statistics and Minister for Land Information as well as Associate Minister of Maori Affairs. After Parliament, JT returned to lead Te Whanau O Waipareira Trust out of major financial ruin which he accomplished through prudent management, ensuring its future.

He is the co-host of a nationwide Talkback radio show, and also fronts a TV game show – Think Tank.

John has been named Person of the Year by the Sunday Star Times, New Zealander of the Year by North & South magazine, and Man of the Year by Metro magazine.

Dr David Codyre

David is a psychiatrist with 28 years experience working in the community mental health sector in New Zealand, in a range of clinical and leadership roles.  He has spent the past 14 years leading development of primary mental health programmes, and advocating at a regional and national level for strengthening of primary mental health capacity, along with better support for primary care from secondary mental health services.  David currently works with East Tamaki Healthcare, leading development of an innovative integrated primary mental health programme to the network of ETHC clinics providing team-based primary care services to populations in high-needs areas of Auckland, NZ.

Previously, David co-hosted the mental health promotion radio/TV show “The Nutters Club”, with well-known NZ comedian Mike King, from 2006-2012.  He is a member of the board of Key to Life trust, the organisation that supports the mental health promotion/suicide prevention  work Mike and his team do in schools and communities across NZ.  David also chairs Safe Man Safe Family trust, a team lead by Family Violence Prevention advocate Vic Tamati who provide community education, and peer outreach/engagement and a violence prevention programme, for perpetrators of family violence.

He is frequently called on to provide advice and expertise to regional and national-level mental health promotion and strategy activities; these currently include membership of the advisory board to the NZ Depression Awareness Campaign (best known for the JK ads and The Journal); the Mental Health and Addictions Integration Leadership Group for Counties Manukau DHB; the National Mental Health and Addiction Workforce Plan sector expert group; the “Mental Health – Fit for the Future” working group to the Ministry of Health; and the sector leaders group developing the Mental Health and Addictions Improvement Programme with the Health Quality and Safety Commission.

Paul Schmitz

Paul Schmitz is CEO of Leading Inside Out, a non-profit and philanthropic advisory firm, Senior Advisor to The Collective Impact Forum, and an Innovation Fellow at Georgetown University’s Beeck Center for Social Innovation and Impact.

In his book Everyone Leads: Building Leadership from the Community Up (Jossey Bass, 2011), Paul shares his lessons learned from 21 years leading Public Allies, an innovative leadership development program that helped more than 5,000 diverse young adults across the USA turn their passions to make a difference into careers as leaders working for community and social change.

He has previously served as a social innovation advisor to the White House, and has been named three separate years on The Non-profit Times list of the 50 most influential non-profit leaders in America.

Jocelyn Bray

Jocelyn is the founder of Inspiration Point, a boutique marketing agency that works primarily with not-for-profit organisations. With extensive experience and expertise in the fields of marketing strategy, branding and donor engagement, and as the director of Inspiration Point, Jocelyn works with clients to develop a clear marketing advantage that sets them apart from their competitors. Her strategic experience, combined with a pragmatic approach and a dynamic team, brings the full service agency experience into the reach of non-corporate clients.

Prior to founding Inspiration Point, Jocelyn was a partner at Y & R, an international agency based in Wellington, and was also a member of the New Zealand and Australian board. Jocelyn lectures part-time in marketing strategy and management at the University of Auckland Business School.