Annabelle Klap

Head of People Experience

St John New Zealand

After spending the first 15 years of her life abroad across Australia, Papua New Guinea, Thailand and Holland, Annabelle came to Aotearoa in the 90s. She has spent her 20 + year career leading teams in a number of NZ & global organisations across corporate, commercial, Health and local government. She has a passion for people and helping them to be their best selves, through building an engaging, productive and trusting work environment. Annabelle currently sits on the senior leadership team heads up the People Experience team at St John New Zealand providing strategic direction and leadership across recruitment, payroll, HR administration and HR insights & systems. She has also led the development of the 2020-2025 Volunteer Sustainability Strategy for St John, which supports over 8,000 volunteers and will be leading the review of the St John benefits and reward this year. Outside of work, Annabelle enjoys an active lifestyle camping, boating and spending time with the 4 children and 2 rabbits.