"Gill has acted as my virtual Executive Assistant for the last 4 years. This arrangement works extremely well for a busy person who does not need a full time EA. Gill arranges travel, manages my diary and is able to type anything I require or prepare presentations. And once a month she gets my filing up to date!! A great service, efficient and effective."

Sue Sheldon
Chairman Chorus Ltd and Freightways Ltd, Director of the Reserve Bank, Contact Energy Ltd and Paymark Ltd


Gill came highly recommended and proved to be even more capable than her reputation.

Her logistical skills were tested when she was asked to arrange a comprehensive 45 town roadshow in April 2012 and every detail was taken care of. Venues were identified, reservations secured, and documentation completed ahead of time and very efficiently.

I was able to travel from Kaitaia to Invercargill with great confidence that all advance details had been taken care of.

I would have no hesitation in recommending Gill to provide an efficient support service to any one.


Tony Corcoran

Operations Manager, National Animal Identification and Tracing (NAIT)


"I was the inaugural Chair of Wool Partners International from 2008 to 2011.

During those 3 years Gill Happer was my Executive Assistant, as well as being Executive Assistant to the CEO, the COO and assistant to the wider Board. I cannot speak highly enough of Gill’s capability.

She is a first rate Executive Assistant; intelligent, well organised, thorough, discreet … all the things that make a great EA! Gill though, was more than that.

During that time she became an indispensable part of the wider team sales and marketing effort, eventually taking over responsibility for the entire advertising and communications programme. She was superb in that capacity.
Always willing to go the extra mile, Gill was a pleasure to work with. I highly recommend her and would work with her again in a heart beat."

Theresa Gattung
Chair of Wool Partners International from 2008 to 2011


"I have worked with Gill over the last 5 years and always enjoy her style. She is very professional and proactive. I am really amazed at the things she is able to do outside of normal EA work, such as media, legal, marketing, etc; she turns her hand to anything. I have no hesitation in recommending Gill Happer and The Red Sheep."

Jeff Grant
Former Chairman: Meat Board, Meat and Wool New Zealand, and Wool Grower Holdings Ltd


"Gill is an excellent Executive Assistant who consistently demands and delivers high standards of workmanship and integrity. She relates well to stakeholders across all levels of the organisation and, in her time at Wool Partners, was highly respected by the Board, suppliers council, clients and other staff. She is diligent and hard-working and willingly goes the extra mile when required. In addition to her responsibilities as Executive Assistant, Gill also handled client communication and established and maintained regular updates to our client database, all of which was done to her very high standard.”

Craig Osborne 
Former Chief Operating Officer, Wool Partners International


"Gillian was my PA for over a decade, when I was in charge of up to 70 people in industry R&D. Our work involved complex industry politics, and continual revenue renewal with incessant deadlines. In all that time, thanks to Gillian’s planning and organisation, we never missed a deadline. Gillian has a wonderful way with people, whether colleagues or clients. She is totally discreet: your secrets are safe with her. If you need prompt effective executive assistance I can thoroughly recommend The Red Sheep."

John McKinnon PhD FRSNZ
Former GM, Corporate Research, Wool Research Organisation of New Zealand (Inc.), and Canesis Network Ltd


"I have known Gill for 10 years, in a business capacity. Gill has been a very loyal client and friend of our business, and we have highly valued our relationship with her. Gill is a very diligent, organised and a lovely person who I trust and have always enjoyed working with."

Sarah Clarke, Director
Holland Clarke & Beatson “The Travel Agents”