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Manny Singh

Manny (Manpreet) is our Computer Network and Systems Engineer; he has a diploma in Computer Networks from Wellington Institute of Technology and is a Certified Microsoft 365 and Azure Professional.

Manny enjoys going the extra mile for his clients and enjoys the challenges that are given to him. He is people person and enjoys working collaboratively to achieve team goals while working on his personal goals. Manny has a can-do attitude. He has worked with a wide range of technologies from Microsoft Office365, Azure PowerShell and Citrix

Manny is a D.I.Y person. No job is too small. He has done D.I.Y projects from painting to building and enjoys the challenges that come with DIY projects.

In his spare time, you will find Manny relaxing with his cat (Lyric), doing work in the garden or playing games on his PC. He likes to try international food that Wellington has to offer and going out for long drives.

Kiera McKechnie

Kiera graduated from Victoria University of Wellington with a Bachelor of Design Innovation, with a double major in Media Design and Management in early 2022.

Kiera is the ‘jack of all trades’ and has held many different roles from assisting in open homes, telemarketing, to business design assistant in tandem with completing her degree.

In her spare time, you will find Kiera keeping fit and enjoying the local food and drink culture that Wellington has to offer.

Belinda Kerr

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.

Kyle McKenzie

If you need a team player then Kyle is your man! He enjoys working collaboratively and is always keen to develop new skills. He is an IT professional, experienced in webdesign, hosting, and has some good basic coding skills.

Kyle graduated University with a Bachelor of Creative Media Production.

When not working, Kyle enjoys games nights with friends, is a big movie buff and loves to travel.

Leanne Gupwell

Leanne is one of Zephyr’s skilled iMIS Consultants, she has worked with the iMIS application since 2014. Leanne enjoys the functionality of iMIS as it allows you to manage your memberships, billing, education, event attendance, donations and your website all from one place. Which eliminates the workplace information silos.

Leanne’s iMIS Specialists:

  • Creating IQAs and Reports (both SSRS and Report writer)
  • Analysing data to ensure it is accurate and relevant and up to date
  • Creating automated processes to make the staff’s jobs easier
  • Setting up events and managing events using iMIS
  • Setting up educational programmes and managing them in iMIS
  • Working with fundraising and donations
  • Ensuring that membership billing and iMIS finances are integrated and working correctly

When not working on iMIS implementations you’ll find Leanne on her lifestyle block tending to her garden, hanging out with family and friends or on the road in her early American Ford V8.

Qualifications:

  • Certified iMIS Administrator (CiA) – since June 2019
  • Certified iMIS Professional (CiP) – since December 2019

Louise Laurenson

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.

Gary Flux

Gary has over 35 years in the IT industry, wearing a variety of different hats including Software Development, Network Administration, Business and System Analyst and currently, an iMIS Consultant at Zephyr, specialising in supporting iMIS information management applications.

Prior to joining Zephyr, Gary was a Team Lead managing a team of developers and bespoke systems support team at the Department of Conservation. He is a Prince 2 professional, with ITIL Foundation Certification in IT Service Management and a Certified ICAgile Professional.

Gary enjoys working with clients to utilise the power of iMIS to manage their membership engagement needs, be it Member website creation and management, event handling, member engagement, or membership subscriptions.

Qualifications:

  • Certified iMIS Administrator (CiA) – since  May 2020
  • Certified iMIS Professional (CiP) – since March 2021
  • ITIL Foundation Certification in IT Service Management
  • Certified ICAgile Professional
  • Prince 2 introduction

 

Graeme McInteer

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

Brent Gerrard

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
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David Joyce

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