Our People

Our consultants have significant experience acquired on numerous projects throughout business, education, health and social/community sectors.  We understand the value of building capability and capacity in a collaborative and responsible way, and channelling an organisation's rich resources to create sustainable futures.


Fiona Chard

Fiona Chard

MBA (Distinction), BBS, PMP

Director

Fiona is a strategic development and implementation expert with considerable experience of the public sector, including over twenty years as a senior executive and strategic programmes manager at leading New Zealand Universities and Institutes of Technology and Polytechnics.

Her experience crosses many industries from education to the motor industry, emergency services to the Ministry of Justice. Fiona has a talent for leading and supporting significant programmes of work where her ability to consult with stakeholders and engage teams in the development of solutions and ownership of project responsibilities have been a strong feature in their success.

Specific areas of expertise include: developing coherent strategies and plans; supporting significant change programmes; gaining governance support; innovating service delivery; designing operating models; establishing new working arrangements, reducing overheads and diversifying revenue streams; and using organisation policies and practices, business process changes and technologies to deliver business objectives.

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Bryonie Phillips

Bryonie Phillips

MSS (Hons), BSpLS

Bryonie is a human resources practitioner with over ten years' experience in both the public and private sector. She has significant experience in the areas of staff recruitment and staff relations, including staff agreements and inductions, staff development training, resignations, disciplinary actions and pay enquiries. A key part of her work is to guide managers in a number of areas to ensure HR best practice.

Specific areas of expertise include: business restructures, providing assistance throughout the employee lifecycle from advertising, employment agreement, performance management to exit, business policies, procedures and guidelines.

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Nikki Maw

Nikki Maw

PGDipSSER, MA, BA

Nicola is an educational consultant and strategist with expansive talents in team leadership, change management, qualitative research and evaluation. She has held positions in universities in New Zealand and the United Kingdom and within the New Zealand tertiary education sector. She has also consulted and conducted research in areas such as education (early childhood, primary, Maori Medium, secondary and tertiary), mental health, and care and protection.

Specific areas of expertise include: education, teaching and learning, research, evaluation, strategic planning, institution-wide reform, change management, project management, student voice, Lego Serious Play, 21st century learning and environments, quality teaching, and culturally responsive pedagogies of relations.

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Jen Church

Jen Church

BCA

Jen is a communications professional with a reputation for delivering high-standard projects to deadline. She is not afraid to ask the hard questions, and is quick to see both unexpected challenges and opportunities. Her experience crosses many industries from tourism to education, information technology to the arts.

Specific areas of expertise include: promotional writing; web text; training materials; brand development; communications strategy (internal and external); event marketing; design guidance/liaison; qualitative research; business analysis and stakeholder reporting.

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Karyn Green

Karyn Green

BSW, PGDip BA endorsed HR

Karyn is a human resources practitioner who has extensive experience working within both the public and private sectors. She has operated as an HR business partner, working alongside business managers and executives to grow organisational understanding of strategic objectives, workforce needs, risk mitigation, people capability, and staff engagement.

Specific areas of expertise include: change management, staff engagement, performance management, job evaluation, remuneration, workforce planning, payroll, health and wellness, and policy and procedure.

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Our Associates

Our associates support our thinking and provide additional experience and expertise to the services we offer clients

 


 

 

Caroline Hilderink

Caroline Hilderink

CA

Caroline is an experienced and effective advisor with a track record of delivering measurable results. She is a successful project manager who has implemented a wide range of performance improvement projects, and a qualified Chartered Accountant with an extensive background in senior executive positions in accounting and financial management. Her experience crosses many industries from manufacturing, fast moving consumer goods, and business services to education.

Specific areas of expertise include: focusing on achieving results and persistence in the pursuit of goals; the translation of challenging goals and objectives into achievable steps; the ability to build committed teams who consistently meet deadlines; and a high standard of competency, initiative and organisational acumen.

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Angela Wilson

Angela Wilson

Angela is a senior business analyst with a passion for bringing value to business-technology projects. Angela is adept at clarifying the business problem or opportunity; distilling the differing messages and needs of stakeholders; leading the analysis process to explore and capture business needs, and validating they have been met in the final solution; facilitating dialogue and decision making; advocating for business stakeholders; creating common understanding between the business and technology stakeholders, and; assisting with the definition of business user acceptance testing.

Specific areas of expertise include: business problem analysis and resolution; designing and mapping business processes; gathering requirements; training development and delivery; user acceptance testing; and project management.

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Mark Rees-Thomas

Mark Rees-Thomas

LLB, BCA

Mark predominantly works with businesses and Government agencies in change management programmes including the outsource of services. He also specialises in advising on all aspects of employment law and industrial relations. In addition to Mark's legal expertise, he has also worked as HR Director for a large IT company where he was responsible for all aspects of human resources.

Specific areas of expertise include: employment law, industrial relations, change management, employment investigations, dispute resolution, human resource management.

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