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Our management team

Comprising some of the most experienced consulting business managers within the Wellington region, our management team are experts in their fields and are dedicated to advising and supporting the needs of both our clients and our consultants.

With a strong service ethic, drive and passion our team will consistently add value to your businesses, exceed your expectations, and make a real difference.

For further information about our management team or to discuss any aspect of our services please feel free to contact us today:

David Joyce
Graeme McInteer
Anna Collie
Brent Gerrard
Tony Dorman
Debbie Wheeler
Dempsey Woodley
Louise Laurenson

David Joyce

Director Zephyr Consulting

David Joyce is a founding Director of Zephyr Consulting and a practicing consultant.

David has worked as a consultant for many reputable organisations, demonstrating commitment, reliability and professionalism working predominantly in significant software and business change environments. His emphasis has been large programmes, some of which have been of national significance, for government agencies.

David has a reputation for delivering outstanding results in complex and challenging business environments and as a result has often been asked to lead key strategic programmes of work that involve significant business process re-engineering, organisational change, diverse relationship management and the implementation of leading edge technologies.

David is a ‘people person’ and adopts a pro-active, pragmatic approach in terms of leadership and creates an environment for motivation and delivers a comprehensive array of business and people management skills. David is highly credible when interacting at all levels in an organisation including Senior Management, Executive Teams and Board Members.

David believes that the key to success for Zephyr is to surround himself with high-calibre business and IT professionals who can continue to earn the respect of the wider community through the delivery of quality services.

In his spare time, David is an avid watcher of most sports and enjoys socialising with family and friends over a wine and food. He is also interested in travelling to experience different cultures and arts.

  • NZ Institute of Directors
  • Wellington Chamber of Commerce
  • Project Management Institute
  • I.T. Professionals New Zealand

 

Skills

Governance
100%
General Business Management & Programme & Project Management
100%
Business Development & Strategic IT Consulting
100%
Business Transformation & Change Management
100%
Process Design & Improvement
100%

Graeme McInteer

Director Zephyr Consulting

Graeme McInteer is a founding director of Zephyr Consulting and a practicing consultant. He has undertaken numerous assignments for various commercial and government organisations, utilising his expertise in understanding Business Process, Team Leadership and an ability to capture the requirements of supporting technology.

Graeme has used his Consulting skills in a variety of roles, including; Project Manager, Development Team Manager, Team Leader, Business Analyst, Systems Analyst and Developer. As an experienced consultant he is flexible and willing to work in any of these roles where he can deliver value.

In addition to his Consulting career, Graeme was the founder and General Manager of a successful IT Consulting company for 16 years prior to establishing Zephyr in 2004 with David Joyce. This experience has provided an excellent grounding in the business development and management of consulting organisations, which has seen Zephyr prosper and deliver quality services to the Wellington Business and IT community.

Graeme performs the Managing Director role within Zephyr while undertaking part time consulting assignments for established clients.

Outside of work, Graeme enjoys fine food and wine and attending the Gym in an attempted re-balancing of his indulgence. He enjoys all sports being an avid Phoenix and Hurricane supporter, while also breeding and racing thoroughbred horses. His three boys have all (recently) ‘left the nest’ and he and his wife Linda are looking forward to mixing life at Zephyr, being Gran and G-Mac and travelling the world over the next 20-40 years.

  • NZ Institute of Directors
  • Wellington Employers’ Chamber of Commerce

Skills

General Business Management & Business Development
100%
Business Requirements Capture
100%
Project Management
100%
Personnel Management & Team Building
100%
Application Design and Development & Systems Implementation & Deployment Planning
100%

Anna Collie

Office manager

Anna is our Office Manager extraordinaire and brings with her an extensive background as PA, Office Manager and a variety of support roles within commercial real estate, hospitality, travel, eyewear and childcare industries.

Anna helps keeps our Zephyr ship humming like clockwork, not only does she makes sure our consultant’s payments are in order, she also manages the administrative and financial relationships with our suppliers, is the chief organiser of our extensive social events throughout the year, and provides the day to day essential support to our wider team.

The youngest of 7 siblings, who is partial to Italian food (Japanese being a close second), Anna loves sports and likes to keep active.

In her spare time, you’ll find Anna on the side line of her son’s football games, playing netball and touch rugby, or at boxing training as she prepares for her competitive boxing matches.

Skills

Administration
100%
Facilities Management
100%
Event Management
100%
Financial Management
100%
Marketing Support
100%

Brent Gerrard

Business Development Manager

30 years of experience in the information technology business with experience in sales, software, infrastructure and operations. I have been involved in business development for the last 15 years working with corporate, government and SME’s.

  • Board Member – Rotary Club of Port
    Nicholson

Skills

Sales Management
100%
Business Development
100%
Account Management
100%
Business Development
100%

Tony Dorman

Manager: IT Managed Services & Support

Tony has been involved in the ICT industry for over 30 years. He has a “technical” background, but in recent years this has broadened to include the various facets of building and operating a successful ICT company. Due to this, he has a broad skillset and this includes very good knowledge and understanding of Finance, Governance, HR, Leadership, Marketing, Strategy and Sales.

Tony has many long term relationships in the ICT industry, both with customers and suppliers, largely from by being friendly, genuine and extremely loyal.

In recent times, he has become very interested on how “Cloud” solutions are able to achieve better outcomes for customers. And what drives him is a passion for helping companies and organisations to use technology, and for them to be successful.

Outside work, Tony’s interests includes eating good food, house improvements, sports, socialising and the odd glass of wine.

  • Mana Squash Club
  • Titahi Bay Tennis Club
  • Western Suburbs Football Club

Skills

Account Management
100%
Governance and Infrastructure
100%
Change Management
100%
People Management & Leadership
100%
ICT Strategy
100%

Debbie Wheeler

Account Manager - Contracting

Debbie joined Zephyr in 2006, she has over 28 years’ experience in the Service Delivery arena and has managed large teams; she is also experienced in change management and project management.

Debbie understands what adding value means to large organisations, particularly Government and Corporate. She has an affinity with understanding clients’ requirements accurately and the process involved in responding with appropriate solutions. Debbie loves meeting people and enjoys the relationships she builds along the way.

In her spare time Debbie enjoys spending time with her family and close friends, she loves fishing and does admit to enjoying the odd glass of wine.

Skills

Account Management
100%
Relationship Management
100%
Project Management
100%
People Management & Leadership
100%
Service Delivery
100%

Dempsey Woodley

Manager: Development & iMIS Support

Dempsey is a certified iMIS professional and manager of Zephyr’s development & iMIS support services team. Dempsey has six years experience working with iMIS and finding solutions for membership organisations. Dempsey’s specialty is front-end development. Dempsey can help build websites or web applications on practically any platform but his skills really come to the fore if you are using iMIS membership software.

Blogs by Dempsey

Skills

Certified iMIS Professional
100%
iMIS Rise
100%
IA, UX & SEO
90%
Front-end development
80%
Web strategy
80%

Louise Laurenson

Account Manager Contracting

Louise has 10 years’ experience in IT recruitment in the Wellington region and has an in-depth recruitment knowledge across a wide range of ICT related disciplines including the industrial, financial and Business sectors. She is experienced in Client management, business development and has a Bachelor of Business Studies (BBS) – Human Resource Management.

Louise is professional, organised, tactical and decisive – she has a strong delivery focus and is process driven. Her outgoing personality, determination and enthusiasm means she thrives on interaction with people, and finds it easy to build strong relationships with clients and stakeholders.

In her spare time, Louise enjoys renovating, interior design, gardening, and supporting teenagers around a ruby field or at rowing regattas.

Skills

Relationship Management
100%
Recruitment
100%
Account Management
100%