Angela Henderson

General Manager Digital Strategy And Transformation, Air New Zealand

Senior leader with 17 years management experience leading diverse successful teams (60+FTE), driving cultural and transformational change portfolios of over $100m in large national and international financial services companies.

A transformational change agent with experience in delivering large scale business delivery, process and cultural change. Nationally recognised leader in successful Agile deployment and delivery as well as corporate wide change delivery. Deep experience in Portfolio Governance, Change Management in large corporates and ability to build and develop new teams to achieve organisational goals.

A strong advocate for women in business and technology. Leader of Women in Westpac and Westpac Women in Technology as well as founding member of the board of trustees for the Valens Group.


Leadership: Selected by Westpac to attend the Global Women Breakthrough Leaders Programme 2016. A member of the Technology Leadership Team at Westpac NZ. Leader of leaders and teams (up to 60 pax) for 20 years. Increased productivity at Westpac NZ by lifting staff engagement across IT to highest quartile. Winners of the ITC Team Culture of the Year Award 2016. Led reinvigoration of the Women of Westpac and Women in Technology.

Agile & Innovation: Delivery of world first agile financial management reporting tool to capture agile delivery and benefits. Created innovative ways for teams to learn about Agile, provided learning pathways for all technology staff.

Change Management & Business Transformation: Led restructure of Company-wide Change Centre of Excellence in 2015 – contributed to $19m pa savings across the business. Set up the enterprise Agile Practice that has contributed to over $43m of savings. Established the Technology Performance and Reporting team.

Financial Management: Prioritisation and oversight over the Westpac’s Capital Investment portfolio, $120m pa. P&L responsibility to $8m and 50 FTE.