Marg Gott

HR Manager and Principal Consultant
Organisational Change, MBA, BSc, PGDipSocSci (Otago).

Margaret has over 20 years’ experience in senior management, governance and consulting roles, predominantly in the public sector, helping organisations and boards through transformational change.

Margaret specialises in strategic planning and putting strategy into action. She is business savvy with expertise across the different spheres of change, their implementation and successful integration. She is adept at business analysis, organisational reviews, and transformational change management, covering the complexities of system, process, people and culture change processes. Margaret has worked in the public sector, in both local and central government, as well as with NGOs and the private sector, and has significant employment and industrial relations experience.

Margaret is known for her sound interpersonal skills, as well as her qualitative and quantitative analytical skills. These attributes enable her to:

  • effectively probe issues and obtain a complete picture of the complexities of the organisation and its interconnectivity with its wider environment, as well as the ‘how and why’ of the organisation works the way it does from the perspectives of people, culture, process and environment;
  • gain people’s confidence and get their engagement and active involvement in transformational change, including, when appropriate, defining what needs to change, the issues, enablers and disablers, exploring and defining potential solutions, and implementation processes;
  • propose pragmatic solutions that support effective organisational functions within the context of environmental constraints.

Margaret has led culture change, change management processes, divisional and organisational reviews on her own account and been the change lead for transformational change programmes in a diverse range of organisations including:

  • Auckland University of Technology
  • Transfield Services Limited
  • Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment
  • Maritime New Zealand
  • DHBs including HealthCare Otago, Southland Health, Capital and Coast Health, Canterbury, MidCentral Health, Hutt Valley, Capital & Coast, Wairarapa
  • Treasury, Financial Markets Authority
  • Dunedin and Wellington City and Rotorua Lakes Councils
  • Cadbury’s Confectionery Limited
  • Otago Youth Wellness Trust
  • Parliamentary Council Office
  • The Royal New Zealand Plunket Society
  • Otago University (Information Services and Finance Divisions)
  • St John Ambulance

In her spare time, Margaret can be found on a pétanque piste, skiing, playing chess or taking photos of the beautiful sunsets on the Kapiti Coast.

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