Leadership Team

Mark Sellers

Chief Executive Officer

021 667 764

Mark.Sellers@consultancysolutions.co.nz

Mark is New Zealand based. He is an experienced business owner and venture capital executive delivering commercial operations, projects, asset and financial management in the construction, manufacturing, FMCG and utilities sectors, since 1986.

Leadership, business and finance management experience include due diligence on development & commercial opportunities for client investments, and delivering extensive project and field operations in NZ for utility service providers.  Customer driven, skilled in relationship development, a solution provider, and passionate about developing start-ups through collaboration, consultancy and alternative financing.  Management consulting in UK & NZ include delivering strategic outcomes for high profile clients.  Experience includes successful start-ups of construction, finance, consulting and contracting businesses with strategic growth and successful performance outcomes.

Stephen Lane

Chief Commercial Officer

Stephen.Lane@consultancysolutions.co.nz

Stephen is UK based. He is an experienced Business Owner, Director, Corporate Senior Manager & Management Consultant specialising in Commercial Operations, Projects, Strategic Bids, Financial, Asset Management, P&L and Shared Services Management (including FICHAP Corporate divisions) across the FMCG, Petrochemical, Nuclear (UK), Marketing, Technology, Utilities (Power, Gas, Water & Telecommunications), Engineering, Public & Private Sectors. With over 20 years of Management Consulting in UK & NZ delivering project commercial outcomes, people & performance cultural development, ongoing continuous improvements, marketing & branding enhancements, financial business modeling, organisational change exceeding stakeholder expectations. Experience includes a Management buyout (US Telco Subsidiary covering GB & NI) with successful new start-ups in both UK (FMCG, Export, Manufacturing and Recruitment) and NZ (System Integrations, Capital Projects).

Ian Lines

Director - Business Transformation, Lean & Operational Excellence

021 945 661

ian.lines@consultancysolutions.co.nz

Ian is New Zealand based. He is an experienced manager in both the manufacturing and service sectors, large and small. He has a proven track record of delivering improvement projects throughout companies utilising Lean improvement techniques and project management skills. He has worked in Europe in a number of industry sectors including automotive, telecommunications and foundries.  Since moving to New Zealand in 2004 Ian spent five years in the service sector focused on strategic and process improvement before taking his current role as a Lean Coach. Ian has experience in coaching staff at all levels, providing support, direction and clarity during times of change. He is an experienced project manager and was involved in the design, procurement and establishment of a manufacturing plant in the Middle East. 

Derek Venn

Director - Business Development

027 493 1040

Derek.Venn@consultancysolutions.co.nz

Derek is Hong Kong based. He is an executive leader with 27 years of experience in financial services. Derek is an accomplished COO with global experience across trading, sales, and operations. With expertise in financial & business management, product development, strategic planning and process efficiency he has delivered solutions to grow, integrate and restructure business lines that have strengthened and transformed organisations. As a strategic thinker who allows others to see beyond the status quo, he provides analytical insights, unique solutions, and simple execution. Derek is passionate about disruptive innovation and an API economy and has completed a Massachusetts Institute of Technology course on Financial Technology and Future Commerce. He is also passionate about giving back and organized a 7-day event racing Tuk Tuks across India that raised over $100,000 to build a school for children born and living in the Chennai slums.

David Worsnop

Executive Consultant

021 241 6160

David.Worsnop@consultancysolutions.co.nz

David is New Zealand based and has over 35 years experience in all facets of the infrastructure and construction sectors from asset owner to contractor. His most recent roles have included COO and GGM Service Delivery for Watercare and Vector. Both serviced the city of Auckland covering water, wastewater, electricity and gas services. Other roles included CEO of Hastie group and GGM of ALSTOM and Transfield Services. These were the largest contractors in New Zealand in the building services, industrial and energy disciplines. Earlier roles included NZ manager of Societe’ Generale de Surveillance and a wide range of project management roles on many significant petrochemical, power, dairy and industrial projects; both offshore and in New Zealand. 

Senior Management Team

Gavin Murray

General Manager – Technology & Change Delivery

027 540 2997

enquiries@consultancysolutions.co.nz

Gavin has over 25 years in the IT industry as a program / project manager and has worked with large NZ based and multi-national organisations. Over this period he has specialised in delivering large transformational change programmes across a range business areas. His depth of experience gives him the ability to work calmly and effectively in complicated and high pressure environments while keeping teams focused and motivated. He is used to working with, and presenting to senior management and ensuring they are fully informed and involved as required.  He is passionate about getting the best possible outcomes for customers and believes in forming strong teams with clear accountabilities.  

Kent McIntyre

Portfolio Manager

021 028 14730

enquiries@consultancysolutions.co.nz

Kent is a dedicated and experienced project and programme manager with experience in a number of industries including ICT, Telecommunications and Utilities. With an IT and networking background along with sound business sense, he has successfully applied these skills to run projects and programs in New Zealand, the UK and Asia Pacific. Kent has exceptional interpersonal skills and communicates well within all levels of an organisation. Kent brings strong project governance and stakeholder management and operates in a very transparent manner.

Business Development Team

Blair Polwart

National Business Development Manager

022 057 4164

Blair.Polwart@consultancysolutions.co.nz

Blair is an experienced Business Development Manager, focused on engaging with clients to fully understand their unique requirements, and provide them with insightful, beneficial outcomes tailored to meet their specific business needs.

Blair thrives in working with our clients to find highly skilled and experienced candidates to support their businesses with contract labour.

Brian Fisher

Business Development Manager - Electrical Services

027 868 7179

Brian.Fisher@consultancysolutions.co.nz

Brian has extensive Electrical Power Distribution and Line construction experience spanning 30 years. He holds numerous Practical Certificates in Power & Safety. Brian has well developed people, communication, business development, and problem solving skills and is highly customer driven.

Dave Sherry

Business Development Manager - ICT

021 449 650

enquiries@consultancysolutions.co.nz

With over 30 year’s experience in the ICT industry in the full spectrum of business sectors, Dave has worked on a large number of ICT infrastructure, voice, enterprise software and audit projects ranging from the very small to the very large. To all of them he has applied his passion for delighting the client “getting it right” first time to ensure the business gains the full benefits of their investment. Dave has delivered in a diverse range of financial, government, utility, mineral, FMCG and manufacturing clients across New Zealand, Australia, Melanesia and the Indian Ocean, and has an excellent understanding of the requirements of each of these sectors. Dave’s strong technical, commercial, project management experience is complimented by excellent team management and communication skills.

Client Service Delivery Team

Nathan Morgan

Business Improvement Specialist

021 945 661

Nathan.Morgan@consultancysolutions.co.nz

Nathan is an experienced Project Manager and Business Improvement Analyst. Nathans skill encompasses management consulting, process improvement, software implementations and his recent sector experience includes: asset management services, electricity, water, storm water and various aspects of local government and the fitness media industry. Practical experience includes operational processes, IT support processess, project management frameworks and management reporting. 

Inger Vos

Business Writer & Editor

021 201 6337

enquiries@consultancysolutions.co.nz

Inger is a skilled writer and copy editor and has worked in the media industry for nearly 20 years. Inger likes to work collaboratively with clients who want to tell their stories but perhaps feel they suck at writing content. That could include for websites, brochures, newsletters, promotional content and press releases. Inger wordsmiths what you want to say, and in whatever style you desire. Being an award-winning journalist by trade, she believes in telling the stories behind businesses and drawing out personalities and colour. Or she can cast her beady eyes over the tender and bid submissions, to make sure there are no embarrassing errors and ensure a quality document. 

Kelly Newbold

Business Improvement Specialist

021 623 215

enquiries@consultancysolutions.co.nz

Kelly is an experienced business, commercial and project specialist with extensive experience in project analysis, project governance, commercial management, health & safety, human resources, workplace policy drafting, and learning and development.  With a varied background working in the Not for Profit and Commercial sectors across a range of industries Kelly offers a unique blend of altruistic values, passion and knowledge and is able to tailor her skills to meet the needs of various clients and lead process change and support projects as required.  Outside of work Kelly is passionate about sport and the community it brings together in particular netball and living the philosophy of anything is possible by training and racing in Ironman distance triathlons.   

Helen Smillie

Health & Safety Specialist

022 038 9515

enquiries@consultancysolutions.co.nz

Helen holds a Graduate Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety (Massey University), is a NZ Registered Nurse and holds a NZ Organisation for Quality qualification in Quality Assurance. She is a member of the NZ Institute of Safety Management and regularly participates in industry training and development. Helen has spent the last 17 years gaining experience in health and safety, quality, risk and project management after a successful career as a Nurse in both NZ and overseas. She has worked in industries as diverse as electricity generation, distribution and retailing; natural and LP Gas distribution; Primary Healthcare; Civil Construction and the Public Sector. Having held both management and advisory roles in the public and private sectors, she has a wealth of knowledge of both technical, hands-on health and safety as well as strategic planning and development experience. Helen combines her academic qualification, her experience and her passion for helping NZ businesses to enhance productivity and profitability through improving occupational health and safety management. 

Maurice Marshall

Business Improvement & Commercial Specialist

027 294 6601

enquiries@consultancysolutions.co.nz

Maurice is an experienced Commercial Manager specialising in leading change management through business and process improvement, financial & price modelling, KPI / performance and Alliance frameworks. Extensive utilities experience also includes leading & managing service delivery teams, tender & contract documents, tactical and procurement plans, contract management, liability & risk analysis, user testing of numerous software integrations. Maurice has an enquiring mind and is especially interested in team dynamics, behavioural science and decision making biases.