Christine Scott

Summary

Christine Scott is Managing Director of Strategy Inc Limited and an associate of The New Zealand Business Excellence Foundation.

Christine gained extensive business leadership experience in New Zealand and Canada, developing particular interest and expertise in strategy, governance, organisational change, market assessment and positioning, and mergers & acquisitions. Formerly Managing Director in New Zealand with Australasian financial services giant Royal & SunAlliance (now SunCorp Metway), she now consults with mid and large sized organisations through specialisation in the areas of:

  • Planning: Strategic, Marketing, Organisational Design, Change Management process development, facilitation, aligning with operational planning, measuring for results
  • Measuring Business Performance: determining the right metrics to drive business performance
  • Corporate Governance: optimising the role of the Board
  • Competitive Intelligence – training management to transform competitive intelligence into decision-driving "business intelligence"
  • Executive coaching - mentoring, personal business training and pragmatic skill development for executives and senior managers

Qualifications and Training

  • Honours undergraduate university degree from Queen's University (Canada)
  • Executive programme, Ivey School of Business, University of Western Ontario
  • Financial consultant degrees: Certified Financial Planner, Chartered Financial Consultant, Fellow Life Management Institute, Chartered Life Underwriter
  • NZ Institute of Directors courses on directorship and strategy
  • Numerous programmes on governance, business performance, corporate and personal development including Securities Commission, IOD, IFIC & CLHIA programmes on governance, 360 degree Feedback, Balanced Scorecard 

Experience

Strategic and Organisational Planning Facilitation:  Facilitated strategic plan development and/or organisational reviews for Boards and/or executive teams of:

  • The innovation and R&D arm of a top 10 NZ listed primary services sector company
  • A high-tech global manufacturing and marketing subsidiary of a leading NZ forestry services company
  • A market leading NZ tourism services company
  • The NZ arm of a global shipping line
  • A retirement village / care facility / private hospital
  • A leading corporate travel management company
  • The NZ arm of an international pharmaceutical company
  • A high-tech fast-growth start-up business
  • A professional services association
  • A large NZ agriculture and dairy services industry cooperative
  • The domestic and international divisions of a large North American insurance company
  • A New Zealand based direct-to-market financial services company
  • A mid-size performing arts organisation

Marketing / Communication / Growth / Competitive Intelligence plan development, consultation and facilitation or training was provided to:

  • A leading corporate travel management company
  • A mid-sized food ingredients engineering and distribution company
  • A high-tech fast-growth start-up company
  • A high-tech global manufacturing and marketing subsidiary of a leading NZ forestry services company
  • The innovation and R&D arm of a top 10 NZ listed primary services sector company
  • The domestic and international divisions of a large North American insurance company
  • Change management, business model development, pricing models, supply chain evaluation, customer segmentation and programme management services provided to a major pharmaceutical company

Executive Coaching:

Independent of or associated with strategic and marketing planning projects, one-on-one coaching was provided for:

  • The CEO of a major public service organisation on organisational design options and resolution process, establishing specialist internal support services, executive performance issues, M&A integration options and process, job design, identifying sustainable competitive advantage, public company governance requirements and issues, establishing a balanced scorecard for the business, setting performance measures for executives, remuneration plans, market assessment and diversification.
  • The CEO of a shipping line on organisational design, distribution channel management and market dynamic change issues.
  • The CEO of a food ingredients engineering and distribution company on competitive leverage
  • The General Manager of a pharmaceutical company on culture change, customer proposition development and marketing, defining the core business, supply chain process improvement, organisational change and programme management
  • The Board and CEO of a large, closely held NZ Technology company on strategic planning process, aligning shareholder-board-management objectives and performance metrics.
  • The Board of one of NZ's largest Charitable Trusts on effective Governance (process, performance, structure)
  • The chairman of an unlisted public company on Board succession and director skill development

Affiliations

  • Associate, New Zealand Business Excellence Foundation
  • Chartered Member, Institute of Directors, New Zealand
  • Auckland Committee, J.R. McKenzie Trust
  • Director, Rotary Club of Auckland (Paul Harris Fellow award recipient)
  • Executive Committee, Canada New Zealand Business Association
  • Independent Director, Trust Investments Management Limited
  • Trustee, Jubilee Trust
  • Deputy Chairman, Unicef NZ
  • Trustee, Rotary Club of Auckland Foundation

Contact

E: info@strategyinc.co.nz

M: +64-(0)21-496-332

Testimonials

Developing collaboration between organisations cannot be left to chance - a game plan is needed and this is where Iain McCormick is extremely effective.

Ron Hooton
Former CEO, ProCare Health Limited

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