Sharn Rayner

Current Employment

Current Company

POD Consulting

Current Position

Founder & Director

Time in this Position

9 years

Professional Profile

Key Achievements

Excellence in Strategy and Planning – Westpac – November 2012
Small Business of the Year – Westpac – November 2012
Bloom Best New Business Finalist – Her Business/Bloom – 2011
Senior HR Practitioner Accreditation – HRINZ – October 2012


Affiliations and Memberships


On panel for accrediting HR professionals

Contact information

Email Address 2


022 600 9197

Physical address

Unit 24, 2 Bishop Dunn Place, Botany South, Auckland

Website 1

Skype ID






Sharn Rayner

Email address

Preferred Contact Number

022 600 9197

Postal address

PO Box 251472, Pakuranga, Auckland



Professional Profile

Sharn Rayner – Business Advisor
In my career to date I have gained success through guiding and advising business leaders as they become top performers in their respective industries.  With international expertise in strategic management, business growth, commercial management, human resources and organisational development, I have a proven skill set and vast experience which I use to drive results within businesses.

Partnering with clients, I undertake projects focused on business strategy and planning, business transformation and change management.  My advisory activity sees me working alongside business owners and leadership teams on strategy and practical application to deliver intended outcomes.

I own a number of businesses including consultancies and a commercial property company. Aside running personally built and owned companies, I have been CEO and leadership team member for other successful New Zealand, Australian and UK companies.

Time out for myself and spending time with family and friends is a biggie for me.  Finding time to unwind by paddle boarding or through Pilates is a must.  Not one to sit still, you will often find me engrossed in a home renovation project.


Advisory Board Chair


Charity, Community Group, Listed Company, Private Company, Start Up Companies, Trust

Key skills

Finance, Fundraising, General management, Governance, Human resources, Marketing, Sales, Start Ups, Strategy & Planning

Industry experience

Community/Social Assistance, Education/Training, Govt/Public Sector, Health/Medical/Pharmacy, Hospitality/Tourism, Manufacturing, Professional Services/Commercial, Real Estate/Property, Sports/Recreation, Telecommunications, Transport/Warehouse/Logistics

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Curriculum Vitae / Biography

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Qualifications and Education


Open Polytechnic of New Zealand

Time at above facility

2009 – 2011

Qualifications gained

Graduate Diploma Human Resources Management, Human Resource Management – Strategic HR Applications (A), Organisational Behaviour (A), Strategic HR Development (A), Employment Relations (A), Managing Change, Project Management (A), Managing Change (current)

Facility 2

Cheltenham and Gloucester College of Higher Education

Time at above facility 2

1998 – 1999

Qualifications gained 2

Post Graduate Diploma Sports Development – Strategic Management in Leisure, Sport and Tourism, Agencies and Methods in Sports Development, Research

Facility 3

University of St Martin, Lancaster

Time at above facility 3

1993 – 1996

Qualifications gained 3

BA Honours Degree English Literature, Sports Studies and Physical Education

More qualifications

Stafford College, Staffordshire 1991 – 1993
A Levels
Psychology, English Literature, French

Saville Consulting March 2011
Conversion Course – Wave Psychometric Assessment

Talent Technology January 2010
Certified with TTL Advanced Psychometric Training
OPRA Consulting Group, Auckland 2006 – 2008
Master Class Certification – Distinction
Psychometric Administration and Interpretation Training, Structured Interview Training, Assessment Design, Facilitation and Assessor Training, Team Building Training – using Jung Type Indicator, Career Guidance Training – using FutureSelves, Statistics Training for HR Professionals, Emotional Intelligence Training