Cheryl Doig


Cheryl is a leadership futurist and curator of leadership ideas. She follows leadership trends and research and translates these into practice, working internationally and virtually with organisations, business leaders and educators. Her passion is for challenging organisations to think differently in order to adapt to a changing future – to think beyond their current leadership realities, while still using the best of the past. Her current focuses include leadership in complex times; futures thinking; and strategic foresight. She has special interest in the future of learning, work and humanity.

Cheryl has been a highly successful school principal, leading both Richmond and Fendalton Schools to achieve national recognition for their standards of excellence in education, including being awarded Goodman Fielder School of the Year. Cheryl has also received a number of prestigious awards for leadership in education, including the Beeby Fellowship and the Woolf Fisher Fellowship.

Cheryl has served in a number of governance roles, both locally and nationally, including the NZ Institute of Management, the Food for Thought Trust, Core Education Ltd, Limitless Trust and a number of establishment boards for new schools. She is currently Board Chair of the NZ Brain Research Institute, founding director of Learning City Christchurch Charitable Trust and co-host of the Future of Learning conference. Cheryl is a member of the NZ Institute of Directors and an accredited member of the Association of Professional Futurists.

Qualifications and Accreditations

  • Doctorate in Education, Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia
  • Masters in Education, University of Tasmania
  • National Diploma in Educational Management, Christchurch College of Education
  • Bachelor of Education
  • Accredited member of the Association for Professional Futurists

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