Ken Wilson

GT Advantage

Ken’s specialty is the facilitation of a powerful and unique Team Optimisation Programme (T.O.P.) incorporating 10 interlinked modules that are specifically designed to stimulate and stretch the thinking and behaviours of business leaders and their teams.

Ken is an active member of the Northland Chamber of Commerce having served as a board member for several years. He is also an associate member of NZIM, a member of the Institute of Directors (IOD) and a judge for the Northland Business Excellence Awards. He also sits on a number of Advisory Boards for Northland SME businesses, and has been responsible for the successful recruitment of Operations Managers and General Managers for his Northland clients.

Ken has over 25 years hands-on Operations and General Management experience throughout New Zealand, and across a broad range of business sectors:

  • NZ Dairy Industry
  • Pulp and Paper
  • Hospitality
  • Manufacturing and Contract Packing
  • Economic Development


Ken’s particular strengths include:

  • Effective change management for companies
  • Team Performance and Culture
  • Good Governance
  • Recruitment (of General Managers, Operations Managers, Administration Managers, Trades staff)
  • Creation and implementation of practical business plans and strategies
  • Project management via direct involvement in three Greenfield site developments
  • Positive leadership –  from the front


Formal qualifications include a Diploma in Management, Diploma in Dairy Technology (Distinction), Post graduate Honours Degree (Demography) and a B.Soc.Sc.(Double major Geography and Sociology).

Ken is proud to have worked closely with a very large number of Northland’s well-respected business organisations over the past 15 years, and looks forward to continuing for many years to come.

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