Leadership Lab is a collective of vibrant, passionate and diverse consultants all focussed on growing equitable and thriving communities and organisations in Aotearoa.


We operate as a collective with a wide range of experienced individuals teaming up to contribute through a range of projects while also supporting and developing each other in the process. Our Leadership Lab team covers all of Aotearoa/New Zealand through an extensive network of robust and trusting relationships where we form partnerships with local leaders in organisations and communities.

Our four directors; Pete Cammock, Danette Abraham-Tiatia, Te Ao Marama Apiata and Chris Jansen, work alongside our Strategy team that also includes Erica Austin, Greg Jansen, Tayla Taylor, Cheryl Doig and Jason Pemberton. Leadership Lab has no employees, our team of over 50 individuals all operate their own businesses and choose to commit to multi-year projects together through the platform of Leadership Lab

Leadership Lab has All of Government Consultancy Services (AOG) accreditation status for Business Change and Human Resources Tier 3. We are members of the Ministry of Education Regionally funded Professional Learning and Development Provider panel from 2017-present, and are on the Ministry of Education Grow Waitaha Provider Panel from 2015 – present.


Meet some of our experienced unique team of leaders, collaborators and facilitators

Honouring some of our Leadership Lab whānau…

Leadership Lab acknowledges the incredible impact these two beautiful people have had on us as individuals and as an organisation.



Margaret Jefferies

Margaret died, as she had lived, opening the door for others and holding the space for courageous conversations to happen.
Margaret had been part of our Leadership Lab whānau from very early on…

Tim Pidsley

He was quiet, kind and grounded, Tim was a founding director of Leadership Lab.
Empowering others was a signature of his style and character

Leadership Lab both embodies and enables a network of Canterbury leaders of all shapes who ‘get it’. The value of this is huge, enabling conversations to cross sectors, silos and systems. We saw this happen post 15 March when Leadership Lab instantly convened a group of trusted and appropriate volunteers to run the Muslim Community Recovery Centre. We saw this happen after the formal content of the Leading Collaborative Partnerships Course was complete and we’ve seen this for a few years now in the grassroots community leadership space where Leadership Lab has actively worked to not only develop those leaders but create self-sustaining and supportive social capital for the benefit of Canterbury communities. These outcomes represent the hard yards in connecting communities.

Jennifer Chowaniec, Trust Coordinator, Wayne Francis Charitable Trust

Committed to giving effect to

the articles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi

Inspired by our vision to see

Equitable and thriving communities and organisations

Through growing leaders who are

Fostering collective approaches to complex issues 

Guided by our values

Mana Ōrite, Kotahitanga and Maanakitanga

This is who we are.

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