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.

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

  • Chief executive and/or senior system leaders.
  • Mid-level leader of leaders.
  • People and thought leaders.

You can find a snapshot of where each coach offers face to face delivery and how to make contact. All coaches offer coaching services using virtual technology.

Coaches list [XLSX,37KB]

You may also like to read the detailed profiles for individual coaches.

Aenslee Tanner

Alistair McDonald

Ali Tocker 

 Andrew Britton

Ann Wright

Annie Ualesi

Ashley Cheeseman

Ava Gibson

Brenda Ratcliff

Carol Buckley (unavailable until Mar 23)

Carl Beuke

Chris Johnson

Cillín Hearns

David Keane

Dominic Moran

Grant Verhoeven

Jared Eagar

Jenny McDonald

Karen Clarke

Kate Mirfin

Kristen Cooper (not taking any new assignments in 2022)

Manuhuia Barcham

Mary Beth Robles

Mary Britton

Melanie Beirne

Morag Woodley

Nicky Benson

Paul Aitken

Paula Feathers

Ruth Harrowfield

Sarah Tocker

Sean Whitaker

Shanon Stallard

Sheryl Smail

Sue Hornblow

Sue Johnston

Tania Graham

Tia Chakravarty

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.