Diane has had an eclectic career, spanning roles in a diverse range of positions including teaching, operational management, accounting, business reengineering, IT, human resources and change management. She has worked within the private, public, central government and not-for-profit sectors, including overseas experience in the UK, USA, Australia, India and Tanzania.
As General Manager People, Foresight and Innovation for the Ports of Auckland she was responsible for changing the culture and practices and facilitating thinking that transformed the company to one which is acknowledged as a world leader in sustainability and innovation.
Diane’s multiple changes of career focus have been driven by her innate curiosity about the world around her, passionate belief in the potential for people to change the world for good. Her success in business have been achieved through her ability to identify and solve problems through innovative thinking and burning desire to make a difference.