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Pamela Peters

EquiP Principal Associate – Performance Management

Pamela Peters brings her extensive HR experience and a thorough understanding of local government leadership and processes to truly appreciate and develop this review process for performance, career development and information standards required.

Pamela has been responsible and involved with performance management and career development for over 20 years.  Her work, both in public and private sectors, has included local government HR managerial and governance roles, improving overall organisational performance and, most recently, strategic and operational HR work within a public-private alliance.

Relevant Experience

Developing a high performance team – Auckland Motorways Alliance (AMA)

Pamela held the strategic and operational HR role as HR Advisor from 2008-12. She was a member of the wider Alliance Management Team in the creation of the Alliance. It is Australasia’s largest maintenance alliance, involving professional technical staff and roading crews from NZTA, Beca, Fulton Hogan, Opus, Armitage and Resolve Group, employing 140 staff and an operating spend of $50M pa. From this experience, Pamela brings fresh innovative ideas from five years in this leading HR role – in creating a high performance, highly engaged organisation. The AMA achieved awards and accolades in 2012 for its ability to provide savings, innovation and enhanced levels of service. Performance measures together with unique performance and career development systems were an integral part of this HR role.

Governance and leadership

Pamela has been a Mayor and Deputy Mayor of Whangarei, which included among other duties, leading or membership of the CE Review Committee for 9 years.

She subsequently moved to Auckland in April 2008 to take up a position as Principal Consultant for transport solutions company Resolve Group, where she specialised in Strategic HR work, while also working as an Independent RMA Commissioner. Pamela was part of Resolve Group’s Senior Management Team – dealing with all staff performance issues.

Pamela is also an Independent RMA Commissioner working from Auckland and Wellington. She has chaired hearings or been a panel member for important forward planning initiatives, major infrastructure and localised consents for over 6 years.

Appointed to Local Government Efficiency Taskforce  June 2012

In June 2012, Pamela was appointed by Government to the Local Government Efficiency Taskforce  to assist in a report to Government on practical and legislative changes for efficiency. This report was published in December 2012 and is publicly available.

Appointed as temporary Local Government Commissioner

In 2013 Pamela was appointed by Government as a potential temporary Commissioner to assist the Local Government Commission with their workload over next 2-3 years.

Current work - Since 2014

Pamela is based in Auckland with administrative HR assistance if required.  Pamela is free to travel and work independently anywhere in New Zealand.  She is easily available for confidential discussions, email and person-to-person meetings.

Pamela has a wide network of associates and professional services who are vastly experienced in local government matters.  Pamela is able to work alongside local Councils’ trusted advisors and other LGNZ service providers as appropriate.  These additional services in the fields of law, local government processes, recruitment and salary reviews can be called on as and when required.

As a sole practitioner, she is able to provide a responsive and adaptive service.  She can use existing Council HR systems for an integrated managerial approach to save money, and she can also provide new, fresh and independent systems from New Zealand's industry initiatives.

Qualifications and memberships

  • BA Geography;
  • Masters in Management (Human Resources)
  • Member Institute of Directors; and
  • Member of EMA.

Download the EquiP Executive Performance Programme brochure here  


Please contact the EquiP team for further information on 04 924 1200 or email equip@lgnz.co.nz 

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Date updated: 9 February 2018