board member

Linda Jenkinson

Board Chair

Linda is the newly appointed Chair of UNICEF NZ. She is also the chairperson of Globelet – a company providing solutions to single-use waste.

A current Director of Air New Zealand, Eclipx Group, Guild Group, and Harbour Asset Management, Linda brings with her 25 years of global executive management and governance experience.

Linda has a long track record in innovation and industry disruption. She was the first New Zealand woman – and just the second New Zealander – to list a company on the NASDAQ. In addition to founding three multimillion dollar companies, Linda was the founder and Managing Director of WOW Investments, a model social investment fund focused on building women-led enterprises in West Africa.

Linda has been a Director for Red Cross SF, and is currently involved with Icehouse NZ in an international advisory capacity.

Linda is interested in scalable solutions to the issues of our time and is passionate about the wellbeing and vitality of children, starting right here in New Zealand and the Pacific.