Denise Church QSO


Denise Church QSO was appointed as Chair of the ESR Board in July 2015. She is a Director of Leadership Matters Ltd, a Wellington based strategy and leadership consulting practice. She has extensive governance experience including as Chair of Karori Sanctuary Trust, WWF New Zealand, and the Wellington Zoo Trust.

Her other Board roles have included the National Executive Committee Scouts, New Zealand, the National Health IT Board, Ako Aotearoa, Landcare Research, and the Foundation for Research, Science and Technology.

Denise was previously Chief Executive of the Ministry for the Environment.