Livingstone - Business Consultants

About Us

Livingstone's have been offering advice and support to management and boards, large and small, commercial and not for profit for over fifteen years and many of our clients have continued their journey with us as they have evolved over this time.

The Livingstone team, headed by Eric and Judy Livingstone, ably supported by Michelle MacWilliam has collectively had over thirty years board experience, and have provided training courses for:

Working alongside our clients, we saw the need for easily understood self training solutions to help boards run more effectively to avoid many of the common issues that boards experience. These solutions are supplemented by coaching, workshops and customised mentoring.

Our Team

Our Board and team comprises Eric Livingstone as Managing Director, Judy Livingstone as Administration Manager & Director, Sandra Smith as Director & former Marketing Manager and Paul Livingstone, business owner and a recent Board appointee. Deborah Kitchingham was the Chair of the Board until March 2013.

Our team also includes Michelle MacWilliam, our Specialist Consultant.

Our People

Eric Livingstone

B.Com, Inst Dir, has wide experience as Chair of the Board, Managing Director and board Member of a number of organisations and companies. He also has been as a management consultant, change manager and CEO of numerous Christchurch businesses. He has been a mentor for Business Mentors New Zealand, Canterbury Development Corporation and the New Zealand Institute of Management, Southern Region for many years.

Judy Livingstone

The Chair of the Board of Livingstone Business Consultants Ltd for ten years. Judy relinquished this role five years ago, is very active as Director and Administration Manager for the Company. Her back ground was in administration and finances with the Christchurch Polytechnic and Air New Zealand.

Sandra Smith

B.Com, responsible for many years for the development of the governance and management systems as well as the company’s first web site offering board policy templates. Sandra has been chair of the Board of a health company for a number of years, is currently Administration Manager, Shareholder and Board Member of Ionic Watercare Ltd as well as remaining on the company’s board.

Michelle MacWilliam

Director of Duo Communication Ltd, Retail Selling Ltd and the business strategy brand Michelle-Mac and she is was the lead initiator of the acclaimed Women In The Rebuild and Accountant4trades initiatives post the 2010-2011 Canterbury Earthquakes. She is a long serving committee member on the Boards of New Zealand China Trade Association, West Christchurch Women’s Refuge, Christchurch Business Club to name a few and advises a number of companies and organisations in marketing, communications, planning and in developing their boards. Michelle assists the company with marketing, website content and client acquisition strategies.

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