Rt Hon Dame Patsy Reddy

Governor General of New Zealand

Pacific Cooperation Foundation’s Patron is Her Excellency the Rt Hon Dame Patsy Reddy.
When Dame Reddy – a lawyer and non-executive director – became the 21st Governor General in September 2016, she became the third woman to be appointed to the position, after Catherine Tizard and Sylvia Cartwright.

Dame Patsy has had extensive experience in governance and consulting roles, both in the private and public sector. In addition to Air New Zealand and Sky City Entertainment, she has served as a non-executive director of Telecom Corporation, Southern Petroleum and New Zealand Post. Other governance roles include Chair of the New Zealand Film Commission, Deputy Chair of New Zealand Transport Agency, Chair of Education Payroll Ltd and independent director of Payments NZ Ltd. She has also served as a member of the NZ Markets Disciplinary Tribunal and as a member of the Risk and Assurance Committee for the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet. Major consulting roles have included as an Independent Reviewer (with Sir Michael Cullen) of Intelligence and Security in New Zealand, Independent Facilitator of the Joint Working Group on Pay Equity, Senior Reviewer for Performance Improvement Framework Reviews of government agencies, and as Chief Crown Negotiator of Treaty Settlements for Tauranga Moana and Te Toku Toru.

In 2014 she became a Dame Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit (DNZM) for services to the arts and business.

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