Vivien Sutherland Bridgwater MNZM


Vivien is Ngati Whatua and mother of three children. 

Vivien has a background in New Zealand broadcasting, media and education sectors and over 20-years experience in high-level governance roles in both not-for-profit and corporate organisations.

As a passionate Aucklander, she was on the original Board of ATEED (Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development) taking up a management position, focused on the brand development and marketing of Auckland. 

Currently Vivien works as an Independent Consultant and Board Director. She strongly believes that the ‘arts’ is an essential pillar of the Auckland story. 

Previously, Vivien has worked at AUT University in a senior administration role, a broad portfolio that included the development of the AUT South Campus. 

Vivien is deeply committed to; children, young people, diverse communities, and the social transformation of our society and a long-time supporter of the Auckland Theatre Company.