We’re often asked for suggestions or referrals for good coaches to support leaders development. We’ve established a pre-qualified supplier list of credible and experienced professional coaches available to deliver coaching to leaders across the New Zealand Public Service.


Before you engage a coach, note that they are independent providers and not employed by the Leadership Development Centre (LDC). Engagement is between them and your agency directly. This includes negotiation of rates, contracting and availability. Similarly public service agencies are not required to use these coaches exclusively. A number of agencies have their own panel.

Following a thorough and open process these are the LDC’s recommended coaches. This list was refreshed in August 2023 following an Invitation to Qualify (ITQ) process. 

To meet the varied coaching needs of different leaders across the system, we’ve established 3 lists of qualified coaches for:

Each list provides a snapshot of where each coach offers face to face delivery and how to make contact. All coaches offer coaching services using virtual technology.

Or you select a name from the following table to read a detailed profile of each coach.

Abi Vink Adam Cooper Ali Tocker

Alistair McDonald

Amira Aman

Andrew Britton

Angela Wallbank

Angela Mellish

Ann Wright

Annie Ualesi

Ashley Cheeseman

Ava Gibson

Becks Meade

Brenda Ratcliff

Brendan Boyle

Bryan Royds

Carl Beuke

Carol Buckley 

Chris Johnson Cillín Hearns
David Keane

David Udy

Dominic Moran

Geoff Harrison
Grant Verhoeven Gretchen Young

Helen Horn

Janyne Morrison

Jared Eagar

Jeanie Truell  Jenny McDonald Karen Clarke

Kate Birch

Kate Mirfin

Kirsty Agar-Jacomb

Kristen Cooper 

Manuhuia Barcham Mary Beth Robles Mary Britton Melanie Beirne
Morag (Mo) McConnell

Morag Woodley

Naketa Ikihele Nicky Benson
Paul Aitken

Paula Feathers

Ryan Meachen Ruth Harrowfield
Sam Farmer Sarah Tocker Sean Whitaker Shanon Stallard
Sheryl Smail Sue Hornblow Sue Johnston Tania Graham
Tia Chakravarty Vicki Evans Yvonne McLean


LDC support

We’ve developed guidance and advice to help you select a coach.

Selecting a coach

We’re also happy to assist you or your agency in choosing a coach. We’re available to talk about your needs and recommend coaches who are likely to best match your requirements. Email us at: info@ldc.govt.nz or call us at 04 473 2222.

Joining our coaches list

Coaches who wish to join our list need to register on gets.govt.nz and they will be notified when we next invite applications.