Theresa Gattung

CEO gender imbalance “gobsmacking”
Radio New Zealand
Interview with John Campbell





Theresa Gattung: Co.OfWomen Learning and laughing
New Zealand Herald, Auckland




Women in leadership
Acuity Magazine.
Article by Claire Scobie.



Theresa Gattung coment


Progress lacking in Saudi Arabia on women’s rights
New Zealand Herald, Auckland.
Article by Theresa Gattung.



Photo by NZ Herald

How To Distinguish The Crap From The Gold
Unfiltered Interview
Photo by NZ Herald



TVNZ NZ Marketing Awards 2015


2015 Marketing Hall of Fame Inductee – TVNZ NZ Marketing Awards.
“The Marketing Hall of Fame also saw a new inductee announced at the awards ceremony. Theresa Gattung, co-founder of My Food Bag and former Telecom chief executive, was inducted for her long history of marketing accolades. She joins laureates Geoff Ross, George Hickton and Bill Peake.” NBR, Chelsea Armitage, Friday 28 August.



AIAAIA Australia wins ANZIIF’s Life Insurance Company of the Year Award for 2015 Media Release.  AIA Australia is continuing its successful run in ANZIIF’s insurance industry awards, after picking up the ‘Life Insurance Company of the Year Award’ in Sydney on Wednesday night. It is the third time AIA Australia has won the award in the last four years.


Her kitchen rules

Her kitchen rules: My Food Bag adds corporate world to its menu
Weekend Australian.  Article by Damon Kitney, photo by Jane Dempster.





The second coming of Theresa Gattung

The second coming of Theresa Gattung
The New Zealand Herald.  Article by Matt Nippert. Photo by Nick Reed.




Kevin Roberts joins Gattung at My Food Bag The New Zealand Herald

Kevin Roberts joins Gattung at My Food Bag
The New Zealand Herald. Article by Holly Ryan, photo by Andrew Warner.



My Food Bag Board March 2015Kevin Roberts appointed Chairman of fast-growing My Food Bag

Media Release – Kevin Roberts announced as Chairman of My Food Bag – March 2015

Saatchi & Saatchi boss bites into My Food Bag AFR March 2015
Australian Financial Review.  Article by Sue Mitchell.


Ha Chenda and mother 2015 v1


NZ Woman’s Weekly – article by Aroha Awarau, 2 March 2015.
Theresa’s a life-saver NZ Woman’s Weekly



Theresa Gattung CNZM

I was thrilled to be recognised in the 2015 New Year’s Honours List by being made a Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to business and philanthropy.


Shortly after Christmas I had the opportunity to travel to Cambodia with the Cambodia Charitable Trust team. I have been Patron of the Trust for several years and personally support many girls through the Trust.

It was a fascinating and hugely rewarding experience. Each day we visited several schools that the Trust supports, the work the Trust is doing in schools is very impressive. We also spent time with some of the girls and their families in their very basic homes, mostly just shacks really. I have included below the story of one of the girls I sponsor.

The trip further strengthened my commitment to helping the Trust in any way I could. Money is still desperately needed to get 30 girls sponsored ($40 a month), 2 preschool classrooms set up ($1,200 each) and libraries established in several schools ($500 each).

Are you able to help? A reasonably modest amount of money goes a long way in Cambodia.  You can donate now at

 Chourn Vichet 2015 v1 


Let me introduce you to Chourn Vichet



Chourn Vichet is 14 years old and in Grade 8. She would not be at school if it wasn’t for the sponsorship programme. She is one of eight siblings and is being raised by her mother, a widow, who supports her family by growing rice. They have a very small plot of land that is only able to produce enough rice to feed the family for ten months of the year. A small portion of her sponsorship money goes towards providing a sack of rice to feed them for the remaining two months of the year.

Chourn Vichet would very much like to be a secondary school teacher one day and because of this she studies very hard at school. She spends 7 hours a day in class with an additional two hours spent in physics and maths classes. She is doing well at school and this year has ranked number 8 in a class of 48 children.

Her sponsorship has also allowed her to get a bike to cycle the 2kms to and from school each day.


Next Magazine Health & Wellbeing Issue


Next Magazine, Soapbox – Still Life.  Article by Theresa Gattung.   NEXT Magazine Still Life







All in good taste article by Chris Sheedy, In The Black, National.  Courtesy of CPA Australia. Photo by Alistair Guthrie.




Ethical Futures Digital Magazine  – February 2014.

Ethical Leadership and Why It’s Everyone’s Business.  In this interview with associate Editor Katrina Fox, Theresa offers her perspective on women in executive positions, the work-life balance, challenges facing boards and CEO’s and her passion for animal welfare.  You can click on this link, to gain access to your free subscription and see the interview on your iPad in Issue 4. Key points from the interview Leader Of The Pack.


The animals have moved into their new home now known as the Animal Care, Education and Community Centre and it is looking great.


Funds are still needed to complete the project and as Chair of the Wellington SPCA I am very committed to raising the rest of the money required.

YOU CAN HELP by simply making a donation or perhaps becoming a sponsor.  Naming rights are still available for many of the rooms.

To learn more about the Fever Hospital watch Iain Torrance, CEO Wellington SPCA, interviewed on the Breakfast show. 


Sideways to the Top book cover“Sideways To The Top – 10 Stories of Successful Women That Will Change Your Thinking About Careers Forever” by Norah Breekveldt.

I was honoured to be approached by Norah to be a part of this book.  How timely is its release given the recent events surrounding Julia Gillard and the huge rise of media articles around issues of women in leadership. The findings and conclusions in the book certainly resonate, especially now. The book was launched 29 July 2013 in Melbourne.

Books can be purchased in Australia through the Melbourne Books website for A$29:99 plus postage at:  and I have brought a few to New Zealand which you can purchase for NZ$35.00 plus postage. If you would like to purchase one contact me.