Justine has most recently been appointed as Board Director on the Z Energy Board and is leading the DiverseNZ Inc. initiative. She has built a career in seeing opportunities for positive social change and bringing together and inspiring a wide group of partners and stakeholders – from Ministers to CEOs to communities – to deliver real change on the ground. Justine was formerly driving the Education initiatives of Social Ventures Australia, one of the world’s leading venture philanthropy organisations.
Justine began her career in Sydney as a consultant with McKinsey & Company, the leading international strategic management consultancy, and as a lawyer specialising in indigenous, environmental and public law issues as well as providing governance and management advice to indigenous clients.
After moving to Auckland in 2001, Justine led and/or assisted the development of a number of ground-breaking projects in the NZ social sector. In 2008, Justine founded the NZ Centre for Social Innovation as a vehicle for bringing public, private and community partners together to create new solutions to NZ’s most pressing social needs.