Brighid Kelly

General Manager Human Resources

Tourism NZ

Brighid started her career in HR and worked across Forestry, Banking and Telecommunications industry sectors in this capacity. Following her role as Head of Organisation Development, with Telecom Brighid spent time within the IT function within Telecom and lead a project management function. Following this Brighid took a broader role with Te Papa as Director of Corporate Services and has also undertaken contract work. Brighid has been Tourism New Zealand's General Manager, People since May 2014. More recently, Brighid took on the role of Acting Chief Executive from November 2016 to April 2017 whilst search was undertaken fill the role. Brighid has a wealth of experience in strategy development, leadership and as an HR person who has spent time in non-HR roles, has a unique perspective on the function.