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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
Brent Gerrard
Jennifer Lee
Jonathan Tay
Louise Laurenson
Belinda Kerr

 

Marketing & Communications

 

Courtnie Heissenbuttel

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

 

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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%

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%

Jennifer Lee

iMIS and Development Manager

Jennifer has a passion for leadership and ensuring teams she works with are utilised to their full potential. Throughout her career she has held many managerial positions achieving positive outcomes for organisations through expansion and meeting organisational goals. She has worked in many different industries throughout her career from tertiary education to early childcare.

Jennifer is heavily involved within the community by providing mentoring support to students at Victoria University and being involved in the New Zealand deaf community.

She understands the need for good robust software and systems that not for profit and membership organisations need and believes that iMIS has the ability to provide this to these organisations.

Jennifer’s former profession was in the photography industry, she continues to take photos for her own enjoyment now. In her spare time, she enjoys painting. In the weekend you’ll find her on the side-line of the volleyball or basketball court supporting her children.

Skills

Operational and Strategic Planning and Development
100%
Relationship Management
100%
Stakeholder Engagement
100%

Jonathan Tay

Technology Services Manager

Jonathan has been involved in the IT industry for more than 20 years. He is experienced in directing skilled IT professionals to provide an excellent level of service and delivering value to client’s/stakeholders. He has been involved in many short- and long-term projects which has allowed him to foster strong relationships with key stakeholders and vendors.

Jonathan is a team player and values teamwork. He enjoys helping, guiding, and teaching others and takes pleasure in seeing his team grow and develop on a professional and personal level. He has supported and guided staff located across the globe from Australia to the US.

Jonathan is heavily involved in the community. He is an active member on the board of his local church, providing advice and strategic vision to help make an impact on the community. Jonathan and his family enjoy spending time together whether that be going on regular walks with the family dog or taking short trips around New Zealand to rest and recharge. Jonathan is a big fan of cars, coffee and cooking and he can whip up an exceptional Malaysian satay sauce.

Jonathan is a Certified Microsoft Systems Engineer.

Skills

Team Leadership
100%
Vendor & Contract Management
100%
Project Management
100%
Budget Management
100%

Louise Laurenson

Account Manager Contracting

Louise has 15 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 and gardening.

Skills

Relationship Management
100%
Recruitment
100%
Account Management
100%

Belinda Kerr

Office Manager

Belinda is our Office Manager and brings with her an extensive background in office management, and content creation in the journalism field.

Belinda helps keep the wheels moving in the Zephyr office by ensuring everything is working as intended, managing the administrative and financial relationships with our suppliers, organising Zephyr’s social events and providing the day-to-day essential support to our wider team.

Her extensive experience in journalism has helped her assimilate the Zephyr’s Office Management role by being highly efficient, working with all members of the team and able to work to deadlines in high-pressure situations.

In her spare time, you will find Belinda hiking up Mount Kaukau or in the garden tending to her peonies roses that have been in her family for 4 generations.

Skills

Office Management
100%
Financial Management
100%
People Management
100%
Content Management
100%

Courtnie Heissenbuttel

Marketing Coordinator and Sales Support

Courtnie graduated from Wellington Institute of Technology (Wel-Tec) with a Bachelor in Applied Management: Majoring in Sales and Marketing and Strategic Management in 2020

Courtnie is a great team member and a passion for all things marketing. She is very experienced in using social media as a marketing tool for business. In her down time, she loves to be in the kitchen creating delicious food for people to enjoy.