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Our People in New Zealand

 

Auckland

 

Kathryn Anda

Managing Director

Kathryn started PEP in New Zealand in 1995, and soon established the business, then known as IBT NZ, as New Zealand's busiest and most respected white collar productivity specialists. Numbered among her clients are many household names in New Zealand business. She is a dynamic and energetic speaker and coach.

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Jason Hewett

Senior Consultant

Jason has been with PEP for over 5 years and has worked in many varied industries. He has a strong background in brands, project and event management and spent 8 years overseas as a professional rugby player and coach.

Jason has a passion for excellence and is unashamed and transparent. He sees the parallels in the raw drive to succeed in elite sport and in the work arena.

Jason’s PEP goal is to work alongside organisations and individuals to reach their full potential.

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Michele McKenzie

Senior Consultant

Michele has been involved in delivering training programmes for over 15 years. Her initial experience was developed within one of New Zealand’s most prominent companies as an in-house trainer and coach.

Michele has an extensive commercial background and experience in strategic key account management which has enabled her to progress to senior roles in sales, training and relationship management within the NZ market.  Michele’s sales development experience is across a wide range of industries including extensive FMCG experience, telecommunications, service sector industries, manufacturing and retail.

This experience enables Michele to expand upon the learning and offer tangible benefits in the form of strategic thinking and application of the tools and principles being taught. In the delivery of the programs Michele focuses on real-world application of the knowledge.

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Elaine McMeeking

Senior Consultant

Elaine has facilitated PEP for over 15 years, working in various organisations and at all levels – from senior executives to administration staff.

Elaine has a wealth of general business and staff management experience enabling her to identify with the challenges that participants have in their day to day work.  Her training and development experience enables her to engage participants in PEP learning.

Elaine was also previously responsible for training the new PEP trainers.

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Susan Sliedrecht

Senior Consultant

Susan brings 20 years’ experience in training and development, including people, organisational and infrastructural development. Key areas of interest are facilitation of workshops, project management, leadership, management and personal effectiveness.

Susan has worked in New Zealand, South Africa, Samoa and Tonga.  She is passionate about working collaboratively alongside people to support them to achieve what is truly important to them.

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Nikki Hommes

Consultant

Nikki joined the Auckland team in 2011, bringing with her many years of experience managing teams in various businesses, and a clear understanding of the challenges that face us all in our daily work.  Her experience allows her to assist with the application of the tools and principles being taught. In the delivery of the programs she can focus on real-world application of the knowledge.

Nikki has been a company owner, board director, manager, facilitator, trainer and coach for many years and this enables her to assist people in turn learning to application.  Her experience covers retail, insurance, hospitality, government departments, telecommunications, and financial institutions.  She is passionate about unleashing potential within people, and this includes facilitating communication, change, leadership and personal effectiveness programmes.  

She has trained in South Africa, Mauritius, Egypt, Australia and New Zealand.

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Belinda Harman

Accounts Administrator

Belinda has over 15 years’ experience of accountancy for business, both in NZ and the UK. In addition, she has worked as a business broker, where she gained valuable experience in understanding businesses in many different sectors.

Belinda has worked with PEP for over 10 years and seen the company grow. During this time she has seen incredible feedback from many participants saying how much PEP has changed their lives. She says these great results are what keep her motivated at PEP.

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Sarah Holdsworth

Client Coordinator

Sarah originally qualified as an architect but moved into advertising and graphic design. She has been a Studio Manager in the advertising industry, managing the creative and production area.

Whilst in the UK (2009-2011) Sarah was Clinic Manager for a busy sports therapy clinic and loved the busy client focused environment.

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Craig Chappell

Consultant

Craig began his career as a facilitator and programme designer of adult learning in 2000. Working within both public and private sector organisations he has gained experience within organisational learning, HR and Recruitment. He has also designed and managed innovative projects within Youth Justice and 'Back to Work'  programmes with the unemployed in his native UK.

Craig is passionate about human dynamics and coaching. He is a qualified practitioner of NLP& MBTI and is a board member on the New Zealand Association for Psychological Type (NZAPT).

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Elizabeth Amery

Client Relationship Manager

Elizabeth has a strong background in client relationship management specifically in the areas of recruitment, organisational and people development, spanning over 25 years in New Zealand, Australia and UK. 

Elizabeth has worked closely with New Zealand’s largest companies and business leaders where she has built a reputation for superior customer service and proactive relationship management.

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Anna van der Plank

PEP Consultant

Anna has joined PEP in 2014 and has a broad background in business ownership, management consulting, politics, executive mediation and coaching. 

Anna is a very open, dedicated and social person who focuses on seeing people for who they are. She is fluent in 4 languages and easily connects with people from all walks of life. Her favourite saying is “every judgement should end with a question mark?” 

Anna is passionate about supporting people to improve their wellbeing. She enjoys cutting through barriers with her respectful, honest, open and straight up approach.

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Palmerston North

 

Andree Workman

Consultant

With over fourteen years in the human resources industry Andree’s experience has been in the recruitment and placement of executive permanent positions. Andree is a trained administrator and interpreter of psychometric assessment tools with a particular interest in the link between behavioural preference and successful performance.

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Barbara Chapman

Consultant

Barbara is committed to working with people and organisations to reach their potential. She has expertise in change management, organisational development and HR strategic planning.

She has extensive senior management experience in training and development and organisational development in New Zealand and the USA. Her corporate experience in New Zealand has been with New Zealand Post, as Organisational Development Leader for the Letters Group, and Toyota New Zealand as the Manager of the Toyota Training Institute. Both national positions provided excellent background in New Zealand businesses and culture.

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Waikato

 

Jo McFadden

Account Executive and Consultant

Joining PEP in 2010 Jo started out as a consultant and has quickly moved into an Account Executive role. With a passion for people she enjoys adding value through finding creative solutions to meet client’s needs. 

Jo brings with her a diverse industry background in marketing and management working both in New Zealand and abroad in the manufacturing , mining and design sectors.

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Jenny Stockley

PEP Consultant

Jenny comes from a background of career development and advisory for young adults.  Through this work Jenny has developed her strong relationship, mentoring and coaching skills whilst working within a wide range of industries.

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Wellington

 

Rona Fairfield

Account Executive

Rona’s experience lies in corporate and professional account management. Her background is primarily in the areas of recruitment, training, learning and development, outdoor education and personal development.

Rona has worked in the public, private and not-for-profit sectors, in organisations both large and small. It is this scope of understanding of different business requirements and challenges that enables her to provide customised solutions to match her clients needs.

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Tracey Ward

Account Executive

Tracey joined the PEPworldwide Wellington team in 2011. Her background is predominantly in the field of strategic key account/relationship management with experience in senior management, recruitment and training.

Tracey’s experience in having worked in large and small organisations (within both public and private sectors) enables her to work with clients to identify their challenges within the workplace and provide relevant solutions.

Being able to assist others to succeed by maximising their potential is a key personal driver for Tracey. Reviewing each program evaluation gives her great personal satisfaction, knowing PEP has made a meaningful impact.

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Helen Davison

Senior Consultant

Helen initially commenced facilitating the Personal Efficiency Programme in 1999, while working as the Learning & Development Manager at Trade NZ.  She introduced and facilitated PEP through the Trade NZ offices internationally.

Helen has over 17 years’ experience in learning and development and human resources. In particular her expertise is in development, design and implementation of organisational development initiatives, leading to organisational effectiveness, and also executive coaching.

Helen loves seeing the changes that PEP helps bring about in organisations, especially coaching senior managers to change and improve the way that they work, because it has a flow-on effect for the whole organisation. Leading by example means that managers can model effective behaviours and demonstrate a great work-life balance.

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Marie Kiely

PEP Consultant

Marie has been a senior manager in the public sector, is the managing director of a public health communications company and joined PEP as a consultant last year. The skills she developed as a consultant delivering leadership training, facilitating strategic planning and coaching senior executives are fully utilised in her role with PEP.

Marie is passionate about working with people and organisations creating solutions and possibilities.  

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South Island

 

David Cartwright

Account Executive and Consutlant

David is passionate about balancing a whole-person approach to life and is particularly interested in helping people discover ways of doing things that are workable for them.  For David, the PEP approach is a significant part of that and he enjoys sharing these ideas with others.

David’s career has led him into the corporate, academic and health sectors. He started out as an electronics engineer, doing oil and gas exploration in Africa and the Middle East. He then read for a PhD focused in technology-supported learning, which took him into the field of educational psychology and thinking skills. David then began to learn mindfulness skills and yoga, which he has now been practising for 15 years.

After migrating to New Zealand David lectured in usability and interface design at AUT. Following this he became involved in corporate sector research into the values-based cultures of high-performing organisations.

David has trained as a counsellor and facilitator specialising in communication and relationship skills. The PEP training is a very practical application of all these areas of interest.

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