After over four years in General Management roles, Jordan has established a consultancy that applies cross-functional technical experience, past project lessons and product development firsts to address client need. Previously, for example, Jordan applied her public consultation experience from Canada at Housing New Zealand Corporation when scoping and implementing the public and private sector participation plan for the New Zealand Housing Strategy.
With a personality ideally suited to explore and create possibilities, Jordan ia a significant asset at the concept or scoping phase of a project or product/programme development. She often applies humour in adversity; so if it seems too difficult or can’t be done, talk to her. Jordan is guided by principles that include: “A world of possibilities,” a “can-do” attitude, and “a belief that anything is achievable.”
Jordan Marijana Alexander was born in the blue-collar town of Oshawa, Ontario. The Automotive Capital of Canada attracted many European immigrants like her Croatian and Ukrainian parents. She became educated at Queen’s University in Kingston before completing a Master’s at the University of Windsor, and a PhD at the University of Auckland. Jordan has travelled widely. She left a policy role in British Columbia to work for the New Zealand government in 1994. The past twenty years, Jordan has enjoyed working in operational and strategic positions across government, private and community sectors in North America and Australasia. Currently Managing Director at Pangaea Consulting, Jordan engages in strategic and change projects, facilitates groups and enjoys coaching individuals. She currently lives in Wellington with her two daughters.
Quotes about working with Jordan
Michael Lennon, former CEO of Housing New Zealand Corporation regarding Jordan’s three year term as GM Strategic Services:
“Jordan is an energetic, intelligent, committed and forceful executive. She thrives on personal challenge and the opportunity to develop skills and experience. She is engaging and adaptive to situations as required from Board to Ministers to frontline staff. She is results-driven and has performed consistently highly against targets…Working with Jordan is never passive or sedentary. As such, she is engaging, stimulating and a pleasure to work with.”
Roger Bonifant, former Chairman Housing New Zealand Corporation on behalf of the Board regarding Jordan’s three years as GM Strategic Services:
“Our thanks for your tremendous contribution to the work and progress of Housing New Zealand Corporation. In particular, Members noted your contribution during the critical start-up period of the Corporation, particularly your excellent work around the business planning/SOI processes and establishment of the Policy Unit. In addition, your energy and enthusiasm made a significant contribution to the overall tone and leadership of the organisation. You will be missed.”
From staff at the Christchurch Regional Council regarding a discussion document for the Christchurch Public Transport Strategy:
“Jordan, many thanks for your great advice early in the process. Invaluable.”
Maurice Williamson, former Minister of Transport following Jordan’s term as Private Secretary in the Transport portfolio:
“Jordan consistently delivered excellent service…I was most impressed with how she familiarised herself with, and adapted to the Parliamentary process. In what can often be a stressful environment, Jordan’s good humour and natural enthusiasm inspired confidence in all who dealt with her. I found her to be honest, reliable and loyal.”
Art Charbonneau, Minister of Transport (British Columbia) to Mayor of Vancouver Gordon Campbell regarding the cycling conference:
“I share the view that the event was well organised and the effort put forth by Ms Jordan Alexander, deserves special merit. I felt the momentum generated by all participants and would like to assure you that the momentum will continue…”
William Hartley, MLA for Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows said in the Provincial Legislature regarding the cycling conference organised by Jordan as part of the policy development process:
“The first-ever provincial cycling conference was a great success. It is the way the provincial government wants to continue to work with the people of British Columbia.”