Esther Livingston

General Manager - People and Capability

Callaghan Innovation

A collaborative and values-driven HR Professional with extensive general management and human resources experience across the public and private sectors. Committed to supporting organisational outcomes through positive people practices, culture and leadership. Strong communicator and facilitator of change, driven by both the business and its customers. Experienced manager of diverse and multi-functional teams including Human Resources, Organisational Development, Health & Safety, Communications, and Facilities Management. Currently General Manager People and Capability at Callaghan Innovation, reporting directly to the CEO and part of the executive leadership team. Previously held General Manager Human Resources roles at ESR Ltd, Tourism New Zealand, Infinity Solutions and Comtex Group (now Fujitsu), with additional experience working as an Independent HR Consultant. MBS (Hons) from Massey University. Specialist expertise includes: executive leadership, HR strategy, business transformation, culture change and development, leadership development, employment relations, organisational design and development, remuneration, and strategic talent management.