Sophia Gunn

Independent Director

An experienced and decisive leader, Sophia has been in executive roles for more than 20 years. What inspires her is making a difference through innovation, transformational change and organic growth.

Sophia grew up in Wellington and got her BSC from Victoria University. She moved to Auckland, with the early years of her career spent in accounting and management roles. Sophia then made a shift into the professional services sector, where she has had a lengthy record of proven success at senior levels, including operational leadership and driving and managing strategic change.

Sophia was Chief Operating Officer with Deloitte in New Zealand for 18 years, and is now in a similar COO role with top law firm Chapman Tripp. She prides herself on her ability to partner with and support senior leaders, at Board and executive level, to develop strategy and find opportunities for organisations to grow organically. A talented problem-solver, Sophia thrives when presented with challenges.

Sophia joined the MartinJenkins Board as an Independent Director in 2018, bringing a valuable skill and experience set that centres around growth, innovation and increasing client satisfaction.