GEN is led by a voluntary board which is made up of individuals from across the public sector. It is responsible for developing the network and running its activities.

The members of the 2021 GEN board are listed below:

Mark Lea
Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment



Joanne Leung
Ministry of Transport



Tamara Linnhoff
Deputy Chair,
Dr Ed Hearnshaw Prize Chair,
Professionalisation Committee Co-Chair


Nicholas Smith
Conference Committee Chair
Ministry for the Environment



Natalia Fareti
Mentoring Scheme



Phillip Mellor
Training Committee Chair
Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade



Jack Bisset
Conference Committee member
External Reporting Board



Diana Cook
Conference Committee member



Philip Stevens
Professionalisation Committee Co-Chair
New Zealand Productivity Commission



Polly Vowles
Training Committee Member
Ministry of Social Development