General Manager, Internal Partners and People
Sanchia leads Internal Partners and People for NZTE, which is responsible for marketing and events and other core functions such as finance, IT, human resources and legal. In this role, Sanchia is responsible for the successful delivery of key events such as the New Zealand International Business Awards.
Sanchia joined NZTE in Feb 2014 as a Customer Director and has also worked offshore, completing an international assignment as Trade Commissioner, Mumbai.
Prior to joining NZTE, Sanchia was Managing Director for Kenexa NZ, an IBM Company. She was instrumental in leading Kenexa’s Best Workplaces programme and launching IBM’s Smarter Workforce solution across Australia and New Zealand.
Before joining Kenexa NZ, Sanchia spent 10 years in the United States where she worked in a number of roles in operations, strategy and business development. During this time she was on the global management team of Great Place to Work® Institute, a research and management consultancy that produces the list of FORTUNE magazine’s “100 Best Companies to Work for” list. In this role, she was instrumental in the expansion of the programme, which now produces lists in more than 40 countries.Sanchia has a Master of Business Administration and a Bachelor of Political Science from the University of Auckland.