Greg Fleming

BLAKE Leader 2005

CEO of The Parenting Place.

Greg left the field of chartered accountancy in 1998 to address what he believed lay at the heart of New Zealand’s social disconnectedness: family fragmentation. Appointed General Manager of the non-profit organisation, Parenting With Confidence (now ‘Parents Inc’), Greg expanded the six-person, $500k charitable organisation to a staff of 20, and a budget of $2m p.a. in just four years.

During this time however, Greg recognised the need for an organisation which advocated for a conservative position on policy and encouraged political debate and engagement. In partnership with Bruce Logan, he founded The Maxim Institute and became the Chief Executive.

Greg attracted and retained a quality, full time team of 20. He places considerable trust in his staff, connects them with mentors, and warmly celebrates their successes – resulting in tremendous growth of the staff’s personal and professional confidence. Greg regularly addresses youth leadership forums challenging them to live for a cause greater than themselves and spearheading constructive debate amongst youth (and others) regarding the future direction of New Zealand.

In 2015, Greg was appointed CEO of the Parenting Place, a significant provider of Christian based youth and family support programmes across New Zealand.