ISL has over 2500 alumni. Many have ascended the peak to distinguished careers.
Sir Jerry Mateparae, GNZM, is the former Governor-General of New Zealand and High Commissioner to the United Kingdom of New Zealand, who served as the New Zealand Defence Force Chief before being appointed Director of the Government Communications Security Bureau. Sir Jerry is the Patron of ISL... read more
Sir Bill English, KNZM, is a former National Party politician who served as the 39th New Zealand Prime Minister. English has also held positions as Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance during his political career... read more
Dame Diane Robertson, DNZM, is a former Auckland City Missioner who is currently Chair of the Data Futures Partnership, Chair of the Goodman Fielder Cares Foundation and a member of the Vulnerable Children's Board... read more
Air Marshal Sir Bruce Reid Ferguson is a retired Royal New Zealand Air Force officer who served as Chief of the New Zealand Defence Force and Director of the Government Communications Security Bureau... read more
Sir Christopher Patrick Thomas Farrelly, KNZM, is a New Zealand community leader and health administrator. He is the former Auckland City Missioner finishing his term in 2021... read more
Sir Collin Tukuitonga is the Associate Dean Pacific of the Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences Administration at the University of Auckland, New Zealand. Sir Collin has held a range of leadership positions throughout his career, namely Director of SPC's Public Health Division, Chief Executive Officer of the New Zealand Government's Ministry of Pacific Island Affairs... read more
Sandra Harding, AO, is an Australian economic sociologist and university administrator. She concluded her 15-year tenure as the Vice-Chancellor and President of James Cook University in February 2022. Sandra holds a number of Board roles including Director for Unisuper, Chair for Census Independent Assessment Panel, and Director Education Australia Limited... read more
Ross Maxwell McEwan, CBE, is a New Zealand banker and the Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of National Australia Bank. He was previously the CEO of The Royal Bank of Scotland Group. Ross has also held positions as CEO of Axa New Zealand and CEO of First NZ Securities... read more
Julieanne Alroe is the former CEO and Managing Director of Brisbane Airport Corporation. She was previously an assistant director at Sydney Airport. She received an honorary doctorate in 2016 for her outstanding contributions to the aviation industry across her 40-year career... read more
Michael Bush, CNZM, is a former New Zealand Commissioner of Police serving from 2014 until 2020 before then taking the lead of the All-of-Government Covid Response Group in 2020. In 2006 Bush was awarded the New Zealand Special Service Medal recognising his relief work in the Phuket Boxing Day Tsunami... read more
Andrew Coster is the current New Zealand Police Commissioner and former Deputy Police Commissioner. Coster has worked for New Zealand Police since 1997 assuming numerous senior roles including, Auckland City Area Commander and Southern District Commander... read more
Air Marshal Kevin Short is the current serving Chief of the New Zealand Defence Force, formerly Vice Chief. Air Marshal Short has held numerous senior roles including Commander Joint Forces, Deputy Chief of Airforce, and Assistant Chief of Development. He is also an ambassador for White Ribbon New Zealand... read more
Traci Houpapa, MNZM, is an award-winning company director, trusted advisor, and recognised industry leader. Houpapa has served on a number of boards including New Zealand Trade and Enterprise, Land Corp, Aisa New Zealand Foundation, and The New Zealand Treasury... read more
Edward Sims is the former president and CEO of WestJet Airlines. Sims has a history of senior positions within aviation such as Air New Zealand, TUI Airways, Thomas Cook Airlines, and Virgin Travel Group. Prior to WestJet Sims' was the CEO of Airways, Air New Zealand's air navigation service provider... read more
Kathy Townsend is the Managing Director at Kathleen Townsend Executive Solutions. She is a former Deputy Chancellor at Swinburne University of Technology, and former First Assistant Secretary, Office of the Status of Women, Australian Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet... read more
Glen Sowry is the Chief Executive Officer of Queenstown Airport, prior to joining Glen has held roles including CEO of Metlifecare, and CEO of Housing New Zealand. Glen is an accomplished sailor, competing in the America's Cup, Whitbread Race and the 2000 Olympic Games... read more
Cos is the current Chief Executive Officer at Fulton Hogan. Prior to Fulton Hogan, he served as the CEO of Downer New Zealand. Cos has over 35 years of experience in the construction industry including many senior roles across New Zealand, Australia, and the South Pacific... read more
Dr Natalie-Jane Macdonald is the UK CEO of Sunrise Senior Living and Chairman of Nuffield Health. Natalie is the former CEO of Acorn Care and Education and a 17-year managing director at BUPA UK. In 2021, she received an MBE in recognition of her 30-year career in the healthcare sector... read more
Lim Teck Yin is a Singaporean former brigadier-general currently serving as the Chief Executive Officer of Sport Singapore. Lim was awarded the Public Administration Medal (Silver) in 2006 and the Public Administration Medal (Gold) in 2015 for his contributions to Singapore's sports sector... read more
Robert Setter is the Chief Executive at Queensland Public Service Commission. Robert has held many positions in the Queensland government including, Associate Director-General of the Department of Employment, Economic Development and Innovation... read more
Tony Stuart has been the Chief Executive Officer of UNICEF Australia since 2016. Prior to joining UNICEF, Tony was the Group CEO of the National Roads and Motorists Association (NRMA)... read more
Mark Powell is the former CEO of the Warehouse Group and Chief Executive of its Warehouse Stationery division. Powell is a member of several boards and currently teaches contemporary apologetics at Carey Baptist College and sits on the Cary Board... read more
Victoria is the Chief Executive at Callaghan Innovation. Prior to joining Callaghan Innovation, Victoria was the Managing Director of Xero, NZ and New Markets, following executive roles at Chorus and Telecom New Zealand. Alongside Callaghan, she is Chair of the Stats NZ Advisory Board and Figure.NZ Board... read more
Peter Reidy is the current Chief Executive of Fletcher Construction after he was the Chief Executive of KiwiRail. Peter has held a number of senior leadership positions including many at the Downer Group, Todd Energy, and Kiwi Rail. Peter has also held board roles at KeolisDowner and Gold Coast Light Rail... read more
Tony Hazlett is the current Chief Executive Officer of the Talley's Group. Prior to his appointment as CEO, Tony held the position of General Manager of the Deep Sea Division and Talleys Group Marketing Manager... read more
Rear Admiral David Ian Ledson, ONZM, is a retired senior officer of the Royal New Zealand Navy and former Chief of Navy (2004–09). He is the Chairman of the Board of Maritime New Zealand and was named a Companion of the Royal Society of New Zealand in 2009.
Vicky Robertson is the Secretary for the Environment Before her appointment, she was a key member of the Treasury’s senior leadership team, where she held Deputy Chief Executive, Chief Operating Officer and Acting Secretary and Chief Executive positions... read more
Vice Admiral Russell Edward Shalders is a retired admiral of the Royal Australian Navy (RAN). He served as Vice Chief of the Australian Defence Force from 2002 to 2005, and as Chief of Navy from 2005 to 2008.
Air Vice-Marshal Graham Brian Lintott, is a retired senior commander in the Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) and former Chief of Air Force. He is now the Managing Director of Strategy and Business Development for Lockheed Martin's New Zealand operation.
Lieutenant General Richard Rhys Jones, CNZM, is a former New Zealand Army officer and Chief of the New Zealand Defence Force serving from 2011 to 2014. He is the current Chief Executive of Fire and Emergency New Zealand... read more
Lieutenant General Timothy Keating, CNZM, is a former New Zealand Army officer and Chief of the New Zealand Defence Force serving from 2014 to 2018. He served as Chief of the Army from 2011 to 2012... read more
Gary is the Co-Founder and Managing Director of Laybuy. He spent the first half of his career in banking and corporate finance roles before transitioning to the world of retail, in which he held CEO and Director titles at some of New Zealand’s most iconic retailers.
Lewis Sanson ONZM, QSO, is the former Chief Executive and Director of the New Zealand Department of Conservation. He was an environmental forester in the Forest Research Institute, followed by work in pest control and forest surveying, eventually becoming District Forester in Southland for 22 years... read more
Professor Renée Leon, PSM, is the Vice-Chancellor of Charles Sturt University. She is the former Secretary of the Australian Department of Human Services and former Deputy Secretary in the Attorney-General's Department and in the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet. Renée has also served on many Australian councils and boards... read more
Kahl is the Group Chief Executive Officer & Executive Director of the Gallagher Group. Kahl has held roles at Gallagher ranging from software engineering, business analysis and marketing to product management, security team leadership, and General Management... read more
Mark is the Group Chief Executive at UP Education. Mark was most recently CEO of electronic payments provider Paymark. Prior to that, he was CEO of Pacific Fibre and internet provider ihug and also CEO of the Fixed and Broadband business unit for Vodafone New Zealand... read more
Maxine is Chief Executive Officer at Worldline, previously Paymark. Prior to joining Worldline, Maxine held positions as the Director and CEO of Vocus NZ and the CEO of Ultrafast Fibre... read more
Peter Thompson is a Managing Director at Barfoot and Thompson. Prior to being appointed a director, he held a number of positions at Barfoot and Thompson in sales, administration, and management. Peter sits on the Board of realestate.co.nz... read more
Andrew Foster is the current Mayor of Wellington. He is a member of New Zealand First and has served on the Wellington City Council since 1992. Andrew is a Foundation Trustee and now Guardian of Karori Sanctuary (Zealandia)... read more
Based in Sydney, Stephen leads the Board & CEO Advisory Partners in Asia Pacific for Russell Reynolds Associates. He was previously a global partner at Deloitte based in the United Kingdom. At the beginning of his career, Stephen was an officer and pilot in the British and Australian militaries.
Stephen is currently a commissioner for Tauranga City Council. Prior to joining Tauranga City Council, Stephen held former roles as the founding Chief Executive of Infrastructure New Zealand and as a member of the Board of the New Zealand Infrastructure Commission – Te Waihanga... read more
Christine Leighton is the Rector (Principal) of St Andrew's College, Christchurch, formerly the executive principal at St Hilda's Collegiate Dunedin and a teacher at the international college TASIS The American School in England... read more
Stephen Guerin is the Chief Executive Officer of PGG Wrightson. Prior to this appointment, he was responsible for all aspects of the Retail & Water group business. He is a Director of several Group subsidiaries and a Director of the PGG Wrightson Employee Plan Trustee Limited. Stephen is also on the Board of Music Therapy NZ... read more
Andrew David is the Chief Executive Officer for Qantas Domestic and International. Prior to joining Qantas, he was Executive Director for Jetstar Japan. Previous roles have included Chief Executive Officer of Tiger Airways Australia for eighteen months and Chief Operating Officer of Virgin Australia for five and a half years... read more
Rick is the current Chief Executive at Naylor Love Construction, formerly CEO at Brightwater Engineering in Nelson. Prior to Brightwater Rick held executive positions at Mainzeal Construction, Nalder & Biddle, and Nelson Pine Industries... read more
Marty the current CEO of Tauranga City Council. Prior to joining Tauranga City Council, Marty was the CEO of Whakatane District Council... read more
Stephanie is the Chief Executive of Whakatāne District Council. Before joining the Council, Stephanie worked as Bay of Plenty Senior Advisor for the Government's Provincial Growth Fund and previously served as a Treaty Settlement Negotiator for Raukawa iwi in the Waikato, and CEO of Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Ranginui... read more
Cameron McIntosh is the Chief Executive of the Southland District Council. Before joining Southland District Council, Cameron spent 10 years at Invercargill City Council holding executive positions, including General Manager of Strategy and Engagement and Director of Works and Services... read more