Sandy Thompson

A belief in the power of strong communities has led Sandy to pursue a career as a trainer, consultant and coach in the community and not for profit sector.

She is currently one of the Directors of the Centre for Not for Profit Leadership, a consortium of similar minded community focused professionals. Prior to this Sandy was one of the team delivering the Unitec Graduate Diploma in Not for Profit Management, a role she took on after her 10 years as the founding leader of the National Association for OSCAR. Obvious success in a previous life has resulted in Sandy often working in the Pacific Islands, where she helps to build and deliver leadership development programmes for community leaders.

Her core voluntary roles are as Chairperson of ChildAlert an organisation that fights commercial sexual exploitation of children, and the Pacific representative on ECPAT International who do the same work at an international level. Sandy is also a member of the Trust Board of Hui E! – New Zealand’s national organisation promoting, strengthening and connecting the Community Sector