our team

Jo Kelly

Jo Kelly

BCom, CS, MInstD

Director

Jo Kelly is a highly experienced Company Secretary who has worked across a range of industries including private companies, publicly listed companies, public-sector, not-for-profits, and several of New Zealand’s largest major sporting events. Jo is also a Director of University and Tertiary Sport New Zealand (UTSNZ).

Jo leads the IGS team of governance support specialists and provides advisory services, with a focus on helping organisations use governance to advance their organisation’s mission and purpose in a meaningful way.

Jo is also the Trust Manager of the Kelliher Charitable Trust. In this role she is responsible for supporting New Zealand communities through charitable grants and furthering economics through research and scholarships.

Jo has a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Auckland, and a background in both sports administration and accountancy, with a strong focus on strategy and stakeholder relations and a modern, pragmatic approach to governance.

Lenna Taylor

Lenna Taylor

BA, PGDipComms

Governance Support Specialist

Lenna holds a Bachelor of Arts (English Literature) from University of Auckland and a Postgraduate Diploma in Communications (PR) from AUT University. She is currently in her final stages of completing her MA (Psychology) from Massey University.

Lenna has a background in communications, research, and executive and governance administration. Her governance experience includes coordinating the Australian Institute of Company Director’s magazine and online publications as a communications executive, a board secretary and executive assistant to the Chair of publicly-listed, private and NFP entities, as well as a researcher specialising in executive search and director recruitment.

She has a detailed approach to writing and research, and is curious about human motivations, interpersonal synergies and connecting with people from a variety of backgrounds.

Kylie Watts

Kylie Watts

BCom/LLB

Governance Support Specialist

Kylie holds a Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Laws from the University of Auckland. She was admitted to the bar as a Barrister and Solicitor and after a stint in one of the large accounting firms, went on to have a varied career in the banking sector.

With a background in law, banking and corporate compliance, Kylie is an experienced board secretary who is systematic and detailed in her approach. She has a desire and enthusiasm for learning as well as a recognised ability to quickly adapt to new practices and takes initiative.