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key Lyall Lukey

M.A. (Hons), Dip.Tchg., AFNZIM

lyallbullet Ideas catalyst and thought leader
bullet Speaker and facilitator
bullet Leadership events planner and co-ordinator
bullet Accelerated Strategic Planning Facilitator

Lyall Lukey is the Managing Director of Lyall Lukey Resources Ltd and the originator of the FOCUS Goal-setting Programme. He launched the Silververve network, aimed at revaluing the knowledge and experience of mature people, in July 2017.

He is also the originator and co-ordinator of SmartNet
and the convener of five annual Seismics and the City events and also since 2007, the annual Education Leaders Forum.

Lyall Lukey is a witty and insightful speaker whose customised presentations and workshops include: Seismics and the City, Focus on Your Future, The Forgotten Hero: Shackleton's Kiwi Captain, Leading Thinking-Cultivating Change, The Teamwork Experience, The C21 SalesQuest, Knowledge Navigators in a New World, Vision to Strategy...more>

He has a unique background spanning the academic and business worlds. His MA Honours thesis was entitled Industrial Conflict in New Zealand. He is a former secondary school teacher and Visiting Teaching Fellow at the University of Canterbury.

Since 1987, Lukey Resources Ltd has worked with client organisations to enhance their intangible assets - especially what their people know and do - through knowledge sharing, leadership training and coaching. The company also designs multimedia learning resources and has an extensive library of video and digital resources for the use of its national and international team of speakers, trainers, facilitators and coaches. 

The SmartNet initiative, which he started in 1997, helps foster innovation and create new global opportunities for New Zealand enterprises. SmartNet has an extensive database of New Zealand based and international consultants and experts.

Lyall was on the Board of Cholmondeley Children's Home between 1987 and 2007 and President from 2001 to 2005. He was made a life member of the Home, now Cholmondeley Children's Centre, in 2007. He was also the founding member of the Board of Trustees of the Cholmondeley Children's Foundation, serving from 2004-17.

He is a former National President and a Life Member of the Service Club Round Table New Zealand, a past member of the Rotary Club of Christchurch Sunrise and a Paul Harris Fellow.

He is a keen slow touring cyclist and social cricketer. 
View one of his  few career highlights: Lyall's catch March 2008
He is also a regular blogger at and

Lyall's Top Skills-per unsolicited LinkedIn ranking by 1st connections as at 18/09/17*
75 Leadership
60 Public Speaking
50 Training
48 Workshop Facilitation
35 Event Management
34 Coaching

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