Find out more about the people behind Cawthron Institute.

Tim Turnbull

Chief People Officer


  • MBA Distinction, University of Canterbury, New Zealand, 2016
  • PCSVC (Sustainable Value Chains), University of Cambridge, United Kingdom, 2016
  • BA (Psychology), University of Otago, New Zealand, 1998
  • LLB, University of Otago, New Zealand, 1998

Role at Cawthron

Tim joined Cawthron in 2019 as the Chief People Officer. He sits on the senior leadership team and is responsible for delivering organisation-wide impact through the HR, Health, Safety & Wellbeing, and Sustainability functions at Cawthron.

Tim has extensive Human Resources experience in complex environments. He has a keen interest in building capability, organisational development, change management and sustainable business. Tim is a solicitor specialising in employment law with over 20 years’ experience in the UK, Ireland, Canada and New Zealand. Tim has taught various employment law and HR related university courses at undergraduate and postgraduate level.

Technical skills, experience and interests

  • Organisational Development
  • Change Management
  • Employment Law
  • Reward and Recognition
  • Sustainability
  • Learning and Development
  • Equity and Diversity
  • Health, Safety and Wellbeing
  • Strategic Workforce Planning

Professional affiliations

  • Charted Member of the Human Resources Insititute of New Zealand
  • Barrister and Solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand
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