Jackie is an independent director. She was appointed as a Trustee of the Wellington Museums Trust in July 2011 and Chair in January 2016. Jackie’s other governance roles include Deputy Chair of New Zealand Post Group, Director of Naylor Love Enterprises and AgResearch, Trustee of The Lion Foundation and member of the National Council of the Institute of Directors in NZ (Inc).
Prior to her focus on governance, she served as global human resources director for the New Zealand Dairy Board and NZMP Fonterra, and subsequently as a consultant and New Zealand country manager for Hewitt Associates and The Gallup Organization. Jackie has a BA in Psychology and a BCom in Marketing and Manpower, is a member of Global Women and a Chartered Member of the Institute of Directors.
She is a director of Fulton Hogan Ltd and member of its Audit Committee. She is also a director and the Chair of the Audit Committee of Korida Group Limited. She is also Chair of the Central Region General Practitioners Fees Review Committee.
Rachel is a member of the NZ Institute of Chartered Accountants and a Chartered Member of the Institute of Directors.
Peter is Chair of Partners at Rainey Collins Lawyers and heads their Maori Legal Issues team.
His other current roles include Chair of the NZ Riding for the Disabled Association Perpetual Members Trust, Trustee of the Henwood Trust, Board Member of the NZ Riding for the Disabled Association and Advisory Trustee to a Maori land block. Peter is also an external Specialist Advisor and Legal Aid Auditor to the Ministry of Justice.
Of Ngati Porou descent Peter is a former Chairman of Te Awe Wellington Maori Business Network. In this role he worked closely with regional and national business networks.
Diane comes with extensive leadership experience across the NZ public and private sectors from roles that have focused on operational, people and change management. These roles have spanned areas such as insolvency management, client services delivery through to health and safety reform. For the past four years Diane has sat on the New Zealand Business Excellence Foundation which has recently merged with New Zealand Organisation for Quality Inc (NZOQ). Diane has also been recently appointed to the Board of NZOQ Inc.
Peter is a cultural consultant of Te Atiawa and Taranaki Iwi descent. He helps organisations to fulfil their Treaty of Waitangi obligations. He has a Bachelor of Commerce & Administration from Victoria University of Wellington. A background in IT, property investment and small business ownership has provided him with a solid understanding of the mechanics of organisational success. Peter is a director on a number of iwi and community boards which include the Wellington Tenths Trust, Adult Community Education Aotearoa and Early Childhood New Zealand.
Senior Management and Executive Office
As Experience Wellington Chief Executive, Pat has shaped its strategic direction stressing the importance of leadership, the values of team work and its vision of excellent experiences which Wellingtonians are proud to share with the world. Pat has overseen major projects including the 2009 development of City Gallery, the refurbishment of the collection store in 2012, Capital E’s move to Queens Wharf in 2014 and the opening of The Attic in 2015.
Dr Sarah Rusholme
Director Children & Young People
Since arriving in New Zealand, Sarah has worked for the Marsden Fund at the Royal Society of New Zealand. She led the feasibility study for NZ’s Science Media Centre and became the Director of Carter Observatory in 2007, joining Experience Wellington in 2010. In her role as Head of Strategic Development Sarah was responsible for Experience Wellington’s strategic planning, cross-organisation research initiatives, and projects that connect institutions across the organisation and city. She has also worked as an independent consultant and a Teaching Associate for the Museum & Heritage Studies Programme at Victoria University. In October 2016 Sarah moved into the role as Director Children & Young People, leading the Capital E team.
Director City Gallery Wellington
Director Museums Wellington
Michelle Cheriton - on maternity leave
Manager People & Capability
She has a Bachelor of Commerce and Administration from Victoria University of Wellington, majoring in Human Resources & Industrial Relations and Commercial Law. She is a member of Human Resources Institute of New Zealand (HRINZ). She started her career at the Ministry of Defence where she developed her skills in a general HR position and then moved to London, where she worked for a not-for-profit organisation.
Michelle has a keen interest in people, and in learning and development, and is currently undertaking a degree in organisational psychology.
Manager People & Capability
Louise has a background in private sector and community organisations where she has held general management, marketing, customer service and human resource roles. Her entire career has been in membership and customer service focused organisations. Louise has a Masters of Human Resources and Organisational Development from Southern Cross University, Australia.
Louise is passionate about building planned and systematic approaches to improving organisational effectiveness, primarily through people, services and systems. She is committed to creating diverse, healthy and safe working environments.
Buildings Manager and H&S Coordinator
Assistant Support Manager
Marta has over 15 years’ experience in administration, customer service and sales, gained here in New Zealand and during her 11 year stay in the UK, where among other companies she worked at Bosch and Dell. Her role at Experience Wellington is as Assistant Support Manager, which enables her to feel part of all the teams across the organisation. Marta is originally from Spain, where she completed her studies in history and archaeology.
Having worked in financial institutions and banks in Mumbai India, Anita has also worked for Small Business Accounting in Wellington. A commerce graduate, Anita also accomplished her Grad. Dip in Commerce (Majoring in Accounting) from Victoria University of Wellington. Since her school days, Anita has always loved solving math problems and finds it relaxing working with numbers. New Zealand always fascinated Anita and getting the opportunity to settle in Wellington and work for Experience Wellington is a dream come true.