Denise Church QSO, CFInstD


Denise Church is a Wellington based company director and consultant, and was appointed as Chair of the ESR Board in July 2015. She is also Chair of Airways New Zealand, and serves on the boards of Predator Free Wellington Ltd and Scouts New Zealand.

She has wide ranging governance experience including as Chair of Karori Sanctuary Trust  and the Wellington Zoo Trust, and other Board roles have included the National Health IT Board, Ako Aotearoa, the Science Board, and Landcare Research.   In her consulting practice, Leadership Matters, Denise focuses on strategy and leadership. 

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