Corporate Governance

Jennie’s first governance positions were at the age of 14 when she was Chair of a financially successful youth club and she sat on the Croydon Youth Council in the London Borough of Croydon, in the UK.

Qualifying as a lawyer in London in the 80s with the leading International Firm, Slaughter and May she was involved in a range of corporate commercial work, often with a company secretarial aspect. After a year practicing in Australia (where she spent time looking at the law of meetings in Australia) she moved into UK based in-house legal counsel positions with international businesses like EMI and Comshare International. She was Company Secretary and Legal Counsel for two FTSE listed international businesses in the UK, before making the move to New Zealand.

Chapman Tripp seconded Jennie to the Crown Company Monitoring Unit (CCMAU) to join the Mighty River Power team working on the ECNZ split back in 1999. She then stayed with Mighty River setting up the Board Governance framework, for a further year post ECNZ split. In more recent years Jennie was Chair of Diving New Zealand and a Director of Rodney Council’s CCO, Rodney Properties Limited. During 2013/14 Jennie has been helping CCO Auckland Tourism Events and Economic Development Limited (known as ATEED and owned by Auckland Council) with its governance processes.

Jennie is now the Chair of a cloud based eLearning business called Aegility (having joined the Board and purchased shares 8 years earlier).

In 2012 Jennie made it to the final round of the Best Practice Competition at the World Business Capability Congress, with her best practice “Pragmatic Governance in the Real World”.

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