Denise Church QSO
I work with individuals and teams across leadership development, strategy and governance, with a particular focus on senior executives and teams.

LDC coach and facilitator

I am a Wellington based company director and consultant in leadership and strategy.

I have been Chair of the Crown Research Institute ESR since 2015 and was appointed as Chair of the Airways NZ Board from 1 January 2019. I have a wide range of governance and management experience and am a Chartered Fellow of the Institute of Directors. I am also on the Boards of Predator Free Wellington Ltd and Scouts New Zealand.

I am a director and shareholder of Leadership Matters Limited and have worked with leadership teams and senior leaders from a wide range of public and private sector clients.

Previously, I served on the Health IT Board, the Science Board, and the Boards of Karori Sanctuary Trust, Ako Aotearoa, FRST, Landcare Research and the Wellington Zoo Trust. I was Chief Executive of the Ministry for the Environment from 1996 to 2001 and was appointed in 2002 as a companion of the Queens Service Order.

I live with my husband and daughter in central Wellington, and enjoy the outdoors, music and travel.

If you'd like to find out how Denise can help you or your agency, please contact LDC at or 04 473 2222.

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