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Dr. Sandy Callister

Current Work Portfolio

  • 2003 to Present: I am a founder director of PROVIDENCE GROUP, a strategic consultancy and research business.
  • Trustee: AoteaOra Community Trust
  • Trustee: WORLD VISION NEW ZEALAND: 2007 to Present
  • Trustee: WIGRAM FOUNDATION: 2010 to Present

Skill Set

  • Senior leadership experience within creative and commercial organisations.
  • Multidisciplinary skills in the commercial, academic, arts, culture, heritage and not-for-profit sectors.
  • Strategic and analytic expertise.
  • An ability to work collaboratively and engage with diverse stakeholders.
  • Problem solving and highly organised, efficient and disciplined work ethic.

Commercial/Community Career

  • 2008-2009 Managing Director, Colmar Brunton Wellington
  • 2001-2006 Strategic Consultant, Erewhon Holdings Ltd.
  • 1995-2000 Strategic Planning Director, Bates Generator Auckland
  • 1990-1995 GM Marketing and Research TVNZ Auckland
  • 1984-1990 Research Director Saatchi and Saatchi Wellington and New York
  • 1979-1982 Research Unilever London and Wellington

Academic Qualifications

  • 2015 Guest Exhibition Curator. ‘What is a Photograph? The archive of the Self’. Adam Art Gallery, Victoria University October- December 2015
  • 2011 Guest Exhibition Curator. ‘The Victorian Album: the Feminine, and the Personal. Adam Art Gallery, Victoria University October-December 2011
  • 2010 Research Scholar. Stout Research Centre for New Zealand Studies, Victoria University of New Zealand
  • 2008-2010 Hilary Leadership Programme, New Zealand Institute, The University of Auckland
  • 2008 Author of The Face of War: New Zealand’s Great War Photography. Auckland University Press
  • 2006-2008 Honorary Research Associate, History Department, The University of Auckland
  • 2006-2007 Recipient of a Kate Edger Post-Doctoral Award, The University of Auckland
  • 2002-2005 Doctor of Philosophy in History, The University of Auckland
  • 2003-2005 Recipient of a Top Doctoral Scholarship
  • 2001 BA (Hons) First Class History, The University of Auckland
  • 2000 Women and Leadership Programme, Harvard Business School, Boston, United States
  • 1975 BA in Political Science, Victoria University