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Giselle McLachlan


Giselle is a Chartered Fellow of the IoD and is an experienced company director, chair, CEO, and was a lawyer for over 30 years. Her roles have been varied, from the agricultural sector through to being a partner in a law firm, and General Counsel for New Zealand’s largest insurance company. She has held many board roles, notably serving as a director for four years on the Earthquake Commission, including its audit committee, and the H&J Smith group in the South Island. Amongst other chair roles, Giselle chaired the Audit Committee for the Institute of Financial Advisers and a recently merged GP practice, Health Central Ltd.  She has recently been appointed to the Medical Council as a lay member as well as taking a position on their Audit and Risk Committee. Giselle provides professional coaching to individual directors and guidance to boards and committee groups.