Hannah Gerdin and Clara Budd ‐ (co) Managing Directors
Both Hannah and Clara have a strong connection and long history with Creative Abilities as the daughters of founder Elizabeth Soper. In late 2018 they decided to join Creative Abilities as co-Managing Directors. Clara and Hannah each bring different, yet complementary leadership to Creative Abilities. Hannah has a background in sports management and employee health and wellbeing. Hannah is an innovative and strategic thinker who thrives on working collaboratively to support workplaces and communities to be the best they can be through values-based decision making. Hannah has eight year leadership and senior leadership experience at Air New Zealand where Hannah was responsible for the leadership and execution of people wellness and wellbeing (employees and customers). This involved stakeholder management , business partnering, achieving financial and business targets in safe and sustainable manner. Clara is a results-minded people leader, with a focus on creating a culture of learning to ensure continuous improvements with 15 years Senior Leadership experience. Clara founded and built New Zealand's leading corporate health and wellbeing organisation, Vitality Works Ltd. Clara has a PhD in Biomechanics and has previously worked with a number of New Zealand's leading athletes supporting them achieve their goals.