Jenny Shipley

Independent Director, Jenny Shipley

Dame Jenny Shipley was New Zealand’s first female Prime Minister and today is a Director, Advisor and Keynote Speaker with a special interest in mega trends in business, economic and social development opportunities globally.

She is Co Chair of Tuia 250 and Co Chair of the Advisory Board for Northland Destination Management Plan. She is a Director on the Board of the BOAO Forum for Asia and the International Finance Forum, China.

Dame Jenny was Prime Minister of New Zealand. She retired from NZ politics in 2002 and returned to the private sector while still retaining her intense interest in the development of leaders here in NZ and globally.

Jenny gives her time to a number of causes including the Club of Madrid, a group of 120 former Presidents and Prime Ministers and a member of the World Women’s Leaders Council. Both groups work in many countries, promoting democracy, the advancement of women and every aspect of social and economic improvement and progress. She has also established a Namibian Education Trust that supports a cluster of schools in Northern Namibia.

Jenny is married to Burton and is mother of adult children Anna and Ben and grandmother to Otis and Flynn, Zara and Coco.