Gillian Gibson Consulting provides expertise and support to individuals and organisations with a focus on executive coaching, talent management and development, leadership development, human resources consulting and organisational development.

We work with individuals, organisations and Boards to increase individual and organisational effectiveness and capability for enhanced business success. We develop trusted relationships and build credible and effective working relationships at all levels.


  • Raising leadership capability and performance    •
  • Coaching and supporting senior managers    •
  • Selecting and mentoring commercial HR leaders    •
  • Building and developing effective cultures    •
  • Identifying and developing talent    •
  • Designing and implementing organisational structures    •
  • Engaging and building high performing teams    •


In operation since 1997, the company was founded by Gillian Gibson, one of New Zealand's leading HR practitioners, who has held Group GMHR/HR Director/GM level positions with some of our leading corporate organisations. Gillian has over 25 years experience working and consulting in the areas of human resources, organisational and individual development, leadership, talent management, change management, executive coaching and facilitation.

Gillian holds a Bachelor of Arts, a Diploma in Teaching, a Diploma in Guidance and Counselling from Auckland University, 4 papers towards a Diploma in Business Studies from Massey University and she is currently studying towards a Masters of Arts in Executive Coaching from Middlesex University.

Our clients have included many high profile organisations such as SKYCITY, TVNZ, ENZA (NZ Apple and Pear Marketing Board), Pepsi, Auckland Healthcare, NZ Dairy Foods (Fonterra Brands), Lion Nathan, Telecom, Repco, Apollo Group, St John, ASB, NZRC, Pharmaco, ASB, Greenstone Group, Auckland Airport, GJ Gardner Homes, Oceanbridge, Bay of Plenty Regional Council, Auckland Council, Nexus6 (Adherium), InvoCare-(Bledisloe Group), Fonterra, ACC, Whitecliffe College of Arts and Design, Mediaworks, and others including those in the ‘not for profit’ sector.

Gillian is accredited to use the Lominger Leadership Architect Suite of products, Saville Holdsworth psychometric assessments, the Hay Emotional Intelligence tools (ECI) , the DDI range of products, and the LSI and OCI assessments, as well as other Educational and Vocational choice tools.

Previous Projects.

  • •    Coaching CEO’s and leadership teams to assist the development of and the implementation of business plans to build leadership capability within organisations.
  • •    Board liaison and support on many issues including the development of CEO’s, and the transition of CEO’s (out and in) and assisting to gain clarity of roles between Boards and management.
  • •    90 Day Transition coaching for executives moving into new roles.
  • •    Developing and implementing talent identification and talent management processes.
  • •    Designing and delivering residential and modular leadership and supervisory level programmes, based around 360 feedback, with simulations, role plays, feedback coaching and follow up project work back in the workplace.
  • •    Leading organisational restructures to achieve business objectives such as mergers and acquisitions or preparing the business for sale.
  • •    Designing organisational structures to achieve cost reductions and increased efficiency, de-layering organisations to support a stronger customer focus.
  • •    Re-organising a retail and trade sales force to drive changes in the service delivery model and build organisational capability.
  • •    Leading major change initiatives, contributing from strategy planning to detailed implementation.
  • •    Reshaping HR teams to provide business partnership support to operational managers and to provide strategic HR advice.
  • •    Developing strategic HR plans and assisting with the implementation of HR initiatives.
  • •    Enhancing culture, behaviours, and values to increase employee engagement and retention.
  • •    Developing a total rewards strategy for the top 40 executives as a retention strategy.
  • •    Developing HR initiatives such as e-recruitment, learning and development frameworks, competency profiling; re-positioning health and safety as a safe behaviour-change initiative, and revising and standardising HR reporting and analysis processes.
  • •    Developing and implementing performance management tools and processes.
  • •    Completing competency profiling of roles and organisations to develop success profiles.
  • •    Preparing and delivering climate surveys.
  • •    Facilitating and leading workshops, Team Development activities, Action Learning Groups and various training and development initiatives.
  • •    Individual and team coaching.


Please email gillian@gilliangibson.co.nz to get in touch.


Gillian Gibson Consulting Ltd

PO Box 31-597 Milford, Auckland 0741, New Zealand
Telephone: +64 9 486 1974