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Avis Macadam


Contact Details

E: Avis Macadam Tel: +64 04 499 9363

Key skills

  • Leadership; Significant experience gained in government and non-government sectors operating at a senior level
  • Change Management; Proven ability to work effectively and deliver change within a fluid environment working with diverse groups of stakeholders
  • People Management: Proven experience in leading and managing teams with diverse skill sets and abilities – able to have the courageous conversations
  • Strategic Agility: Strong strategic thinking and planning ability based on a deep understanding of organisational context and direction


Avis is a versatile and results driven senior manager with broad experience across public sector and NGO organisations. 

She is recognised as a creative and adaptive leader who is effective at building strong relationships to promote collaboration across diverse stakeholder groups.

Avis is known for being able to quickly grasp the big picture, identify business issues and drivers and develop responses to these.

She works with a strong interest in customer focused service delivery and how organisations deliver strategy into the operational environment to achieve business objectives.


  • Post Graduate Diploma Social Work, Victoria University of Wellington 1982 – 1983
  • Various papers (Education and Law), Victoria University of Wellington 1988 – 2004
  • Leadership and Management - NZ College of Management (2 weeks residential) 1996.

Recent Experience

  • Ministry for Primary Industries  - Change Manager, People for the Modern Workplace Programme
  • Capital and Coast District Health Board  - Project Manager Te Korowai Whariki
  • State Services Commission  - Performance Review Mgr for the Performance Improvement Framework (PIF) group.
  • Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC) 
    • Business Partner (HR) – Claims
    • Management group 
    • Strategic Change Implementation Manager 
    • Head of HR (acting)  
    • Business Manager 
    • Project Manager.       

For general Enquiries

Tregaskis Brown


+64 4 499 9363

Office Location

Level 8, Berl House

108 The Terrace

Wellington 6011

New Zealand

Postal Address

PO Box 25 242

Wellington 6140

New Zealand