saskia verraes

Strategic Leadership, Intrapreneur, and Sustainable business solutions in Auckland, New Zealand

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Dutch born NZ based intrapreneur and situational leader. Saskia is a strategic and forward thinker, known for her passionate, positive and focused approach to delivering sustainable business solutions.

Saskia works for Tourism Holdings Limited in Auckland as General Manager Responsible Management, leading sustainability, responsibility, ethics and governance of key strategic projects,

Saskia has been a passionate internal champion and driver of change with sustainability for several years, as well as being the Programme Manager and PMO Lead delivering over 140 projects and programs in sustainability, strategy, BI, integration, change, IT, software development, properties, process improvements, mergers and acquisitions and product design and development.

Saskia completed the LEAD Corporate Innovation certificate at Stanford Graduate School of Business in March 2016. Saskia also holds a masters degree in Public and Business Administration from the Erasmus University in Rotterdam the Netherlands, which included a semester at the School of Public and Environmental Affairs in Bloomington, Indiana.

In her free time Saskia runs, a social entreprise to accelerate charirable impact. She also loves to travel and inspire, learn, blog, cook, run, swim, play football and spend time with her husband, stepdaughter and 2 dogs on their almost of the grid weekend lifestyle block in the beautiful Kaipara district.

" When people can see a vision and simultaneously recognize what can be done step by step in a concrete way to achieve it, they will begin to feel encouragement and enthusiasm instead of fright." Erich Fromm, To Have or To Be?

  • Work
    • Tourism Holdings Limited
  • Education
    • Erasmus University Rotterdam
    • Stanford Graduate School of Business