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Christie Hutt

Business Consultant & Founder

Read about Christie's experience and passion for people development. 

Christie Hutt, is passionate about providing people with opportunities to flourish. She has a depth of experience having worked in the learning and development and organisational development space for over a decade. Recently, having worked for the Ports of Auckland as Head of Employee Experience, this role formed part of the Senior Leadership Team and led the Employee Experience team. During Christie's time at the port she achieved several rewarding initiatives and was pivotal in the transformation of the ports culture, working closely with the likes of the COO, Head of Stevedoring and Kaiārahi to drive meaningful and lasting change. 

Here are some of the noteworthy initiatives that Christie and her team drove:

  • Supporting and leading Container Terminals initiatives that took ops from good to great, including:

    • Comprehensive training & coaching of five new Kaiārihi who lead 350+ Stevedores, featuring High Performance Coaching.

    • Facilitation and management of productivity improvement initiatives and workshops.

    • Building a strong connection and avenue for the frontline and management to have more open and effective communication.

    • Upskilling employees to grow and take ownership of initiatives. 

  • Enhancing key touch points in the ‘Moments that Matter’ within the employee lifecycle.

  • Introduced improved and targeted elearning solutions for port users, pilots and operations. 

  • Provided coaching and mentoring, working closely with the Operational Training Team.

  • Managing and overseeing the ports org-wide Employee Engagement survey, and subsequent action plans supporting our leaders.

  • Overseeing end-to-end recruitment and talent acquisition process as the business focussed on operational growth and attracting best-in-class leaders in Auckland’s tight labour market.

  • Leading the introduction of a new contemporary remuneration programme, developing and deploying new Senior Leader employment agreements and a bonus scheme that aligns with driving high performance commercial and safety outcomes.

  • Reviewing and enhancing the ports Employee Benefits approach.

  • Implementing an org-wide Performance Framework consisting of Mahere Mahi (Objective Setting) and Professional Development toolkit.

  • Contributing to the ports new Leadership Framework including the introduction of a Mentor Pilot Programme, LSI Human Synergistics Accreditation and Senior Leader rollout, Leadership Programme Business Case and strengthening our Global Women partnership.

  • Implementing a new Reward and Recognition Programme, leading the creation of the ports ‘Ka Pai’ Awards Programme.

  • Role modelling safety leadership, conducting monthly safety meetings, port walks and safety observations and working with the Safety & Wellbeing team on key initiatives.

  • Leading the People, Culture and Communications People Data Dashboard creation, working collaboratively with the ports Digital team to create live and on demand people data, as well as providing end of month CEO and board reporting.

Christie's approach is working collaboratively with others to:

  • Build a positive culture that aligns with the organisational values, leadership style and strategic direction

  • Advocate an individual and business growth mindset.

  • Provide people with opportunities to strengthen and learn new skills.

  • Deliver solutions that empower the business and strengthen engagement.

  • Create simplistic, effective and sustainable solutions using a 70:20:10 experiential approach.

  • Connect stakeholders, working together to meet business needs

Connect with Christie today to discuss how you can work together to achieve great things. 

Get in Touch

+64 21 92 1234

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