Senior Consultant

SONIA PECHNER

General Manager of Skills International Bridget Dennis

Growing governance and leadership programmes

As the Specialist Consultant – Governance and Leadership, with SCG, Sonia is leading the development of new governance programmes, including targeted courses for Māori leadership and the Applied Directorship Programmes. With her background in leading and growing international business, coupled with her Board experience, Sonia co-facilitates the courses, bringing her knowledge of governance practices and leverages her network of experts in the industry to facilitate course material that is innovative, inspiring and market relevant.

Sonia works closely with clients and industry partners to identify solutions and programmes that respond to market need, embedding strong partnerships with existing customers and leading growth strategies to expand the client base. Sonia has been instrumental in developing new client relationships across a range of sectors including: higher education; construction; shipping and logistics; manufacturing; finance; and the public sector, and she has created programmes that exceed client expectations and result in long-term relationships.

Within the wellbeing division of the business, Sonia has worked closely with Instep (EAP provider) to support their clients, collaborating with HR Business Partners and Health and Safety Managers to understand their needs and develop solutions that increase productivity, wellbeing and engagement in their workforces. Sonia has had a key role in developing new products in outplacement and career transition, tailoring these for clients in the academic environment, so that they have meaningful impact and deliver practical solutions that are cutting edge and align with international best practice.

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