OUR TEAM

Jethro Gilbert

CEO and Chief Instructor

Jethro has had a broad and varied career. A head prefect at high school, he went on to work in sales and account management roles, while developing a secondary career as an officer in the NZ Army Reserve Force. During this time, Jethro led a team of youth development instructors at the Limited Service Volunteer programme which helped inspire the start-up of Future Leaders Academy. Having seen many poor examples of leadership in the wider community, he aims to be a champion of change and developing our region’s youth.

Em: jethro@flacademy.com

Davina Gilbert

Co-founder and Advisor

Being part of the journey since the beginning, Davina has influenced the way we think about positive mindsets and the power of self-confidence. An expert in her field, Davina is also the Director of Marrzipan Drama, and ensures that Future Leaders Academy maintains its action oriented approach to the work we do and brings great entrepreneurial insight for our many ideas.

Erin Carver

Business Support Manager
Erin has been with Future Leaders Academy since 2016. With an extensive career in office management and administration in both the public and private sectors she brings some of the most inspiring organisational skills we’ve ever seen. Thinking ahead, championing initiative and adapting to the many hats of our organisation are all in a days work for her. She is passionate about her family and art and has a true desire to see a better life for all people.

Casey Allen

Executive Assistant

Casey joined Future Leaders in a support role to work alongside the team and assist in all areas of the business. With an extensive background in Business Support, Casey enjoys being part of the Future Leaders team and being involved in the development of the youth Future Leaders are fortunate to be able to work with.

Tony Williams

Leadership Instructor

As an organizational development expert, Tony F Williams has led transformational projects for numerous government and corporate organizations around the world.

Tony’s extensive understanding of leadership was gained as a senior officer with the New Zealand Army and most notably as a Special Forces Captain within the elite New Zealand Special Air Service.

Add to his military service over his five ‘tours’ is Tony’s vast experience with the civilian sector, both public and private. Beginning as a leadership developer with Fletcher Challenge Group, Tony has worked with every sector from fishing, pulp and paper to tourism and manufacturing both in New Zealand and off-shore. His strategic work early on with Masport set him on his current path as a disruptor and transfomer.

Future Leaders Academy also offers practical, engaging leadership programmes for business clients that equip individuals, teams and communities for success.
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