Paula Snowden

Chief Executive

Paula Snowden joined the PGF Group as Chief Executive in December 2016.

She has wide government and not-for-profit sector experience. Paula was Deputy Chief Executive of the former Alcohol Advisory Council where she led the social marketing programme, and Chief Executive of the Quit Group Trust/Quitline through one of its most successful periods.

Paula has a strong executive leadership background. She was a General Manager at Housing New Zealand and Director of Community Relations and a member of the Executive Leadership Team at the Accident Compensation Commission (ACC). She has had a number of policy roles for the Ministry of Women’s Affairs and the Ministry of Maori Development. In all her leadership roles, Paula has focussed on addressing equity and on sustainable and effective programme delivery.

Paula is passionate about making a difference and supporting people and organisations to be the best they can be. She is a skilled change manager. Paula is a lay member appointment to the Nursing Council of New Zealand, is on the Board of UNICEF New Zealand and is a Trustee of the UNICEF Children’s Foundation.