B.Soc.Sci., M.A.(Soc.Sci.), Assoc. MAPS
Head of School
Kelly was born and raised in Napier, Aotearoa, and the majority of her higher education was gained at Waikato and Massey University’s. Having worked for a few years with a research organisation focusing on qualitative workplace culture, and then with the Electoral Commission, Kelly then set out to gain international experience working and living in Europe, Australia and the USA. Kelly is a registered Psychologist with extensive knowledge and experience in culture change, leadership development, human behaviour and scientific research adaptation. Kelly has diverse experience leading teams across a wide variety of industries including mining, utilities, environmental services, banking and finance and health and education. Through her role as WLA’s Head of School, Kelly has become intimately aware of the unique challenges and opportunities women face on the international stage. She is deeply committed to creating a dedicated women & leadership Initiative in New Zealand and ensuring the country’s female leaders have access to the very best developmental opportunities.