John Butters

Member of HRINZ

HR Consultant, Leadership Development Coach; key expertise in organisational development, change management, senior-level redundancy support, performance development coaching and employment relations.

john buttersJohn is a human resource consultant whose expertise lies in his ability to build trust and to use his depth of understanding of HR and wider business acumen to provide high-quality advice and support to a variety of public and private sector and not for profit organisations. Clients value John’s input in many areas including:

  • Executive and Career Coaching
  • Organisational development
  • Leadership development
  • Re-organisation and change management  
  • Performance and development management 
  • Assessment, recruitment and selection
  • Governance and executive facilitation
  • Employment relations, contracts, policies
  • Strategic and operational planning
  • Human resource reviews and audits


John commenced as a consultant in 1997 and was a Principal Consultant with Right Management (formerly known as Greene Hanson and The Empower Group) a leading global human resource consultancy and subsidiary of Manpower Inc. He currently has a wide network of professional services providers with whom he works with as required to meet client needs.

Prior to joining Greene Hanson in 1997 John had over 10 years’ experience in several large New Zealand organisations including executive positions in the fields of project management, marketing management and human resource management.

His community contributions include having recently being on the Governance Committee of the Grey Lynn Community Centre and as a Trustee of Spark Centre of Creative Development (Mapura Studios). John is also a founding Trustee of the Andrea Needham Leadership Charitable Trust and has been a Trustee of Amitabha Hospice Service.

John has an undergraduate Bachelor of Commerce and Administration degree from Victoria University, Wellington in which he specialised in personnel, organisational behaviour, marketing and planning. He is a member and mentor in the Human Resources Institute of New Zealand and is accredited in contemporary coaching, training, personnel assessment and feedback tools including products from Lominger, Selector, Birkman, DiSC and Right Management.