Joanne Jeppesen


Key Skills

  • Strategic thinker who can "make it happen"
  • Extensive business case experience
  • Negotiating skills at a high level and in difficult environments
  • People leadership
  • Chartered Accountant with significant financial expertise.

Joanne has extensive experience managing high profile, complex projects requiring strong relationship management.  She has managed a wide variety of change including service improvement reviews, implementing legislation, establishing (and disestablishing) organisations, and business and process transformation.

Joanne brings a strong commercial perspective to her work, backed up by sound financial expertise. She has a depth of business performance and financial understanding, and significant experience in financial and performance reviews and the development of funding and budget bids.

Joanne effectively leads engagement with a diverse range of stakeholders ranging from Boards and Chief Executives through to operational staff, and suppliers. She has also worked with Ministers and the Judiciary on a number of occasions. 


  • Chartered Accountant, New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants.

Recent assignments

  • Ministry of Education - Support for development of a Business Case for the NZ Education Council
  • NZ Transport Authority - Developing the Visiting Drivers Safer Journeys Business Case using NZTA’s business case methodology based on Treasury’s BBC process.
  • Ministry of Social Development - Advising on the Business Case for the CYF Modernisation programme, 
  • Tertiary Education Commission
    • Project Manager on the Canterbury Tertiary Education Institutes Earthquake Recovery project
    • Project Manager on the Industry Training Organisations Investment Plan project
  • Ministry of Justice - Programme Manager for the establishment of the Supreme Court for the Ministry.