We really hope you enjoy the career story of Abby Foote.


Abby is a professional director with over 12 years’ governance experience, including both publicly listed and Crown companies.  With qualifications in both law and accounting, Abby's career has covered both disciplines, focusing on corporate finance, treasury and commercial transactions. Abby is Chair of Z Energy, and currently serves on the boards of TVNZ, Sanford Limited and Freightways Limited. Abby’s previous governance roles include Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, Transpower New Zealand, Livestock Improvement Corporation (LIC) and the New Zealand Local Government Funding Agency (LGFA). She’s also a strong advocate for encouraging diversity of thought, background and perspective at the Board table.

"As a Professional Director, I love the ability to be involved in different organizations at the same time, the challenge of thinking about strategic issues and choices that are available to organizations at that level. You're also your own boss if you like - you own your time management. For me, it's also great in terms of the ability to balance being with my family with also having that type of a role. So, there are some weeks when I either don't have board meetings or perhaps only have one. And those weeks I'm at home and able to be actively part of what's going on in my kids' lives."

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