Mathew Bosher is an HR leader and musician

Currently Senior HR Business Partner at Air New Zealand. Writing and recording music in Domes. Find me on Twitter, LinkedIn or subscribe to the newsletter:

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Talent, leadership and culture

An HR professional with an acute focus on talent.  Senior HR Business Partner to the Digital Group at Air New Zealand—New Zealand's Most Attractive Employer (Randstad Award), most respected company (Colmar Brunton Corporate Reputation Index) and of Airline of Year ( My current role is focused on strategic transformation; accelerating talent, leadership and culture to achieve our Digital business goals and strategic People Group (HRM) objectives.

Previously in a Head of Talent Acquisition (TA) and Talent Management role. I was privileged to lead our global talent function, delivering executive search, lateral and volume recruitment as well as talent management and succession planning of our Senior Leadership Team. I was also accountable for the company-wide talent strategy and cyclical Talent Review, orchestrating the career experiences to develop High Potential (HIPO) senior leaders who will take the airline into the future.

Key work included growing and protecting TA’s culture, capacity and capability to sustainably achieve operational goals while building an innovation product roadmap across platforms (AI, automation, analytics), process (speed, simplification) and programmes (agile, Future of Work, Diversity & Inclusion). Built diverse pipelines of leaders through strategic sourcing and succession planning. Created data-driven talent insights. Supported the organisation to achieve great commercial results sustainably through career experiences that transform people's lives and company performance.


I'm a vocalist and guitarist (Domes, Decortica); I've worked independently and on a major label. My latest project: to create a new band from scratch, work remotely using agile principles for songwriting and record on a 1939 lightship moored on the River Thames 18,000 kilometres from home—in one year. I've toured internationally through Japan, South Africa and Australasia.