LEAH GATES
EMPLOYMENT GENERAL MANAGER

Leah heads up the Chamber’s highly regarded and very successful Employment Division.

Leah’s dedication to diversity and focus on enabling everyone to be a part of the workforce has seen her grow the division to its current status of supporting more than 1000 people into jobs every year – including youth, parents returning to the workforce, people with health and disabilities and migrants.

Her team of 20 passionate trainers, mentors and recruiters oversee an impressive stable of programmes - delivered in partnership with Government - that offer a wrap-around service providing employability assessments, work readiness training, work experience, placement and much more. 

Leah joined the Chamber in 2001 with a background in small business ownership (ICT Education) as well as international trade and shipping.


P  09 263 8840
E   lgates@chamber.co.nz