Sanchia Yonge

General Manager Internal Partners and People, NZTE

Sanchia Yonge is General Manager Internal Partners and People at NZTE, New Zealand’s international business development agency that supports businesses to grow internationally for the good of NZ. Sanchia leads the Internal Partners and People Group which is responsible for core functions such as finance, human resources, legal, risk, marketing and communications. Sanchia is also Chief Security Officer and Privacy Officer for NZTE.

Sanchia joined NZTE in Feb 2014 as a Customer Director and also completed an international assignment as Trade Commissioner, Mumbai, before moving into her current role.

Prior to joining NZTE, Sanchia was Managing Director for Kenexa NZ, an IBM Company. She was instrumental in leading Kenexa’s Best Workplaces programme and launching IBM’s Smarter Workforce solution across Australia and New Zealand. Sanchia has worked extensively offshore, including being based in the United States for ten years.

Sanchia is passionate about sailing and is a member of the Royal NZ Yacht Squadron and on the General Committee.

Sanchia graduated from Auckland University with degrees in Arts and Business Administration (MBA).