Director, Tocker Associates Ltd  



Ali is a leader of leaders. Working within the area of leadership and change for over 25 years, Ali has been involved in developing leaders both nationally and internationally. She partners with businesses, teams and individuals to create a development process that is specific and highly relevant to the areas of the people she works with.  

“I am a practically-minded leadership consultant, known for my accessible style and extensive knowledge of how people develop most effectively at work”. 

“I am best known for being an early adopter and a strategic thinker in my work. Because I can see patterns and identify bespoke solutions that are both practical and effective, I connect easily with people, and am able to operate within complex environments to support the successful development of senior leaders”. 

Ali has extensive strategic facilitation experience and is a highly respected coach who works from a viewpoint that people work best when they are interested and engaged in their own development; – Ali’s style is coaching alongside to draw on the expertise of both parties in the coaching partnership.  

“I believe that good leadership development is practical and delivers tangible results at individual, team and organisational levels. Great leadership development is designed to be specific to the individual, and is anchored in tailored and considered outcomes”. 

Ali has worked throughout Aotearoa New Zealand with a wide range of organisations – government departments, not for profit organisations, educational institutes and universities, privately owned companies and community-based initiatives.   

“I am a dynamic and passionate facilitator, mentor and coach, with an adaptable communication style that enables effective, professional and considerate approaches that deliver results”. 


Formal qualifications: 

  • Master’s degree in Education, Policy and Research 
  • BA in Psychology 
  • Dip Teaching 
  • IOD Directors Course 2007 


Industry Related Accreditations: 

  • MBTI – US 2007 
  • TMS suite (including TMI profiles and 360 profiles) since 1996 
  • Appreciative Inquiry training 2000 US 
  • OPRA tools including Genos and GEMS and range of workplace assessments – ongoing since 2007 
  • SSC sponsored 360 2012 
  • The Organisation Workshop 2014 US 
  • Hogan assessments 2007 
  • DiSC Profiling 2005 
  • Complete Lominger Suite 2005 David Workman NZ Affiliate 
  • The Grove visual facilitation system 2007 San Francisco 


Current Professional Memberships: 

  • HRINZ 
  • Institute of Directors  
  • Victoria University Alumni.  BA and M Ed 1987 and 1993 
  • Member of the LDC Provider Panel 
  • Ali was until recently a member of the NZOIA Board 


“I have been involved in the design and development of professional training for 25 years,  

was Branch Services Director at the Institute of Chartered Accountants and redesigned branch services when compulsory professional development was adopted.  I wrote the curriculum for the Bankers Institute study Programme”. 


Recent clients with whom Ali has worked at a team, strategic and board level include: 

  • Commerce Commission
  • Mary Potter Hospice 
  • Massey University 
  • Ministry of Justice 
  • Ministry of Transport 
  • Hockey New Zealand 
  • New Zealand Customs Service
  • Parliamentary Service 
  • CERA 
  • The Treasury 
  • Sport New Zealand 
  • NZTA 
  • State Services Commission 
  • Ministry of Education 
  • Tertiary Education Commission 
  • Leadership Development Centre 
  • Plunket 
  • Statistics NZ 
  • Victim Support 
  • Asthma Foundation 
  • Corrections 
  • Victoria University