Madeleine Hawkesby

Present Position

Director of Hawkesby & Co Ltd

Professional Experience

Madeleine started her professional career over 20 years ago as a lawyer and since then has worked predominantly as an employment law specialist.

She has participated in numerous employment law mediations representing client’s, as well as acting as a mediator.

Madeleine has gained significant experience in the education sector, through her work as a Limited Statutory Manager. In this role she is essentially assisting parties to resolve complex issues and help them reinstate a well-functioning management and governance relationship.

She is experienced in working with Boards, both as a Board member and as an advisor to Boards.


Madeleine is an Associate Member of AMINZ and a member of the Institute of Directors

Madeleine has been appointed by the Ministry of Education as a Limited Statutory Manager in a number of schools.

Speciality Areas

  • Employment disputes
  • Education sector
  • Governance issues


  • LL.B, BA (Political Science)
  • Post Graduate Certificate in Professional Supervision