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Laura Trethewey

Transformational People Leader. Passionate about creating a culture where people are truly valued.
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Hello, kia ora! I’m Laura.

I pride myself on being pragmatic, creative and transparent in the way I work.

In 2020 I created my own business with the vision to partner with organisations to attract, inspire and enable people to do amazing work.  At People Ninjas we do exactly that.  

Being a People Ninja requires adaptability, innovation and expertise.  I bring to my partnerships, years of experience in senior HR and H&S leadership roles, combined with the personal characteristics that are vital to enable people to do their best work.

Work Experience

Professional Achievements


  • Bachelor of Business (HRM & ER) │ 2013 

  • National Diploma in Project Management │ 2016

  • National Certificate in Adult Numeracy & Literacy Education │ 2014

  • National Certificate in Competitive Manufacturing │ 2014

  • National Certificate in Hospitality │ 2007

Other Certifications

  • First Aid Certified

  • Workplace Drug Screening US25511 & US25458

  • Genesys & Podium Psychometrics Admnistration & Interpretation

  • Advanced Auditing Certificate (Assure Quality)

  • Approved Handlers Certificate (HSNO Approved Handler)

  • Liquor Controller Qualification (LCQ)

  • Various other courses (Coaching, ACC Case Management etc.)

Scholarships / Awards

  • Beta Gamma Sigma Honours Alumni; Top 5% in AUT Business

  • The University of Waikato -Vice Chancellor’s Prize For Academic Excellence ($5000)

  • The University of Waikato - Science Admission Fees Scholarship ($4000)

  • The University of Waikato- School Leavers Scholarship ($3000)

  • AUT University - Top Scholar, Financial Literacy Examination ($250)

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