Rowena Davenport

Rowena Davenport

Chief Executive

Rowena Davenport joined Gallaway Cook Allan in 2021 to provide leadership and support to the firm and its partners.

Rowena’s background is in finance and strategy, prior to joining Gallaway Cook Allan she was working at MTF Finance as part of the Treasury Team before taking on a strategic role with the business as a member of the Executive Team. Her ability to think strategically, with a focus on people and culture, saw her get involved in governance, joining the Board of the Otago Rugby Football Union (ORFU) in 2014. In 2019 she was appointed Chairperson of the ORFU Board, the first female Chair of a major Provincial Rugby Union in New Zealand. Rowena is also a member of the New Zealand Secondary School Rugby Strategic Advisory Group and interned on the Board of Dunedin City Holding Limited in 2018.

Rowena believes that a high performing organisation comes from having a clear strategy, with effective leadership that supports collaboration, and is focussed on delivering value to the organisation and its stakeholders.