Meet the team
Ehara taku toa i te toa takitahi. Engari, he toa takitini.
Success is not the work of one, but the work of many.
Managing Director / Senior Consultant
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Dave has over 30 years’ experience in the delivery of a variety of business-related consulting services, both within the public and private sector. He has advised many New Zealand government departments and fully appreciates the rigour and accountability requirements of providing advice that is likely to be carefully scrutinised by an independent party or central monitoring agency.
Dave’s advisory strengths lie in the areas of Business Development and Management, Project and Programme Management, Independent Quality Assurance, Infrastructure Asset Management Planning (especially Roading/Transport) and the provision of procurement related services.
021 022 50071
With over 21 years in varied public sector roles, Kashmir is an experienced and credible leader. She has invaluable experience in education, public policy, development of plans, strategies, frameworks and business cases, implementation at regional and national levels, programme management, community consultation and stakeholder engagements, coaching and mentoring.
Kashmir has completed a Master of Education from Victoria University of Wellington, Bachelor of Education from The University of the South Pacific (Fiji) and Managing Successful Programmes (MSP). Apart from her day job and raising her family, she advocates for community language retention and leads various other charity and community work.
Andy is a seasoned professional with a global outlook and over 20 years’ Project and Programme Management experience. He uses his extensive international and financial institution experience to positively impact the bottom line for clients and deliver swiftly and effectively to customer expectations.
Andy has an analytical approach to overcoming project complexities and is able to locate the heart of issues with ease. This, coupled with his project management disciplines of quality delivery on time and within budget, Andy ensures he provides comprehensive, quality analysis and reporting within agreed timeframes to clients.
021 705 519
Dave is a dedicated and enthusiastic customer focused professional with more than 25 years’ experience delivering ICT solutions. He is working proactively across the Wellington and wider NZ market to seek out opportunities, and in conjunction with a talented Gemtech team provide high-quality solutions to business needs, especially when they have a technology component.
He is experienced at building and nurturing relationships across a wide demographic, sales and account management and project/team management. He has excellent communication skills - verbal, written and delivering presentations. Dave is a team player with the ability to self-manage.
Tom is a skilled executive leader and senior manager with significant governance and large teams’ management experience. He specialises in asset, property and programme management for mixed use, multi sited, government owned, light industrial property portfolios.
Tom has a work history of successful change management and cultural change initiatives specifically associated with departmental restructures within large organisations, to ensure realignment to strategic business drivers. The results of which exhibit a commitment to continual improvement of business performance, increased service levels and optimised commercial engagement. Tom is a transformational leader who focuses on building highly effective teams, developing employee capabilities and creating an environment where innovation and personal contribution is encouraged.
With nearly four decades of public sector experience, André is a highly skilled generalist researcher and policy and systems analyst. His work encompasses strategic and operational policy development and implementation, a notable example being the Construction Health Environment Safety Specifications, a health and safety system for the NZDF's camp and base reconstruction programme. André's research work includes EECA's Energy Efficiency and Conservation Strategy where he compared NZ industrial energy efficiency policies and programmes against those of 12 OECD countries. Finally, he is a specialist writer with his assignments including drafting consultation and submission analysis documents for the Ministry of Justice's Sustainable Funding Project.
021 704 998
Gary is an excellent Relationship and Account Manager with experience in business development management, recruitment and consulting industries. Gary actively engages with the individual needs of each assignment. He is able to build effective relationships, draw on industry knowledge and create collaborative working environments. Gary has strong communication skills and implements a clear vision, strategy and objectives to achieve strong outcomes. He has additional skills in financial management, governance, operations team management, and client engagement.
Julia is a personable, driven and engaging Relationship Consultant with 20 years’ experience in various hospitality and sales roles in Europe, USA and New Zealand.
Her positive approach to customer needs, her desire to finding the right solutions and her attitude of never backing down from a challenge makes her a valuable member of the Gemtech team.
She prides herself as an excellent communicator, presenter, honest team player, and a self-motivated go getter.
Julia has a bachelor’s degree in Marketing and Advertising, and additional experience in commercial real estate.
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Katie has over 10 years’ experience in strategic advisory and change management roles. She is particularly skilled in strategic and transformational change, with experience in business integration building readiness and contingency plans to facilitate successful transition.
Katie has a wide breadth of experience designing, planning and implementing change across operational and project environments, imparting knowledge to embed change at a technical, organisational and customer level. She is an Accredited Change Manager through APMG International.
021 091 63864
An accomplished and confident writer across multiple mediums, Mark offers high level attention to detail and looks at problems from all angles, considering options that ensure work is done in an efficient and pragmatic way. He is skilled in understanding business issues, offering assistance and insight into projects with experience in solving problems to deliver outcomes and providing genuine value.
Mark also leads and coordinates the Business Support team, carrying out a range of activities on behalf of Gemtech and its clients. Mark is a personal assistant to the Managing Director, helping Gemtech run smoothly as a business from an administrative perspective.
Richard has previously worked in London, most recently as a Business Planning Coordinator for Gemserv Limited. He has extensive administrative and project coordination experience, and has held roles in team management, systems and process improvement, reporting and MI, and service delivery.
Richard’s skillset also includes cross-departmental communication, stakeholder engagement, budgeting, invoicing, and resource tracking. He has experience in recruitment, training, and management of staff. Richard is PRINCE2 Practitioner and ITIL Foundation certified, and has strong writing and editing skills.
021 054 4712
Courtney is a motivated and enthusiastic Project Coordinator with experience working with sensitive and classified content. She is conversant with all aspects of project management, especially with respect to risks and issues management. She prides herself on building strong stakeholder relationships and being able to adapt quickly to any environment in order to effectively deliver results. Courtney has a strong work ethic and grasps opportunities to learn. She flourishes in problem-solving situations whereas she has a natural ability to forward think. Her attention to detail allows her to understand all aspects of a system or process.
Chris brings a variety of valuable experience to the Gemtech project coordination team. He has experience working with private software companies, the New Zealand Defence Force and public service work.
He is solutions focused, adaptable and an outside the box thinker as demonstrated by the wide scope of roles/work he has held/delivered so far in his career.
Anna is a superb administrator, with great attention to detail. Skilled at managing issues and focused on resolutions, Anna brings to the role valuable personal qualities including commitment, a high level of integrity and professionalism. Anna is an excellent communicator and sets high standards both of herself and in respect to the work that she manages.
Anna has a background in Psychology, HR and Health & Safety. As Gemtech’s Office Manager, Anna leads and coordinates Business Support, carrying out a range of activities on behalf of Gemtech and its clients. Anna works closely with both the General Manager and Managing Director, helping Gemtech run smoothly.
Resourcing and Finance Officer
Abbie's role at Gemtech involves expanding Gemtech's web presence through social media, email, web advertising, and other online sources, promoting Gemtech's brand through these channels. She is passionate about conducting market research to analyse market trends and commercial opportunities. Abbie has the ability to think both strategically and analytically.
Abbie has a Bachelor of Commerce at Victoria University, majoring in Human Resources and Industrial Relations with a minor in Psychology.
Jess’s part-time role at Gemtech involves carrying out a range of activities on behalf of Gemtech and clients of Gemtech. Jess helps to keep the business running smoothly from an administration perspective, and she is able to transfer skills from a range of experiences into her business support role.
Currently studying towards a Bachelor of Arts with a double major in Anthropology and Spanish at Victoria University of Wellington, Jess is also interested in working with data in the future and is building data analysis skills alongside her university studies.
021 472 687
Grant is an accomplished Project Manager and Business Consultant. He has considerable experience in Programme Management, Business Continuity Planning, and Project Reviews.
Grant has a strong ability to analyse and develop business systems and processes and is skilled in understanding business-related issues. He has experience with process change managing, business cases and giving strategic planning advice. Grant has worked in various functional areas including general information management, billing and financial systems and procurement. Through clear documentation and presentation, Grant delivers pragmatic common-sense solutions and outcomes. He is certified in Project Management (including PRINCE2 and PMI-based) and has trained as a project ‘Gateway’ reviewer through the State Services Commission.
John has extensive experience leading and developing teams. He has held senior roles across a range of organisations from Defence to high performance sport, to international disaster response and relief operations. He is accustomed to working in challenging environments and was awarded the NZ Gallantry Decoration for his actions in West Africa.
John has an analytical approach and is adept at applying innovative and lateral thought processes to strategic and operational problems. He has extensive experience reviewing and developing business capacity and performance. John is skilled at developing and managing effective change processes enabling organisations to become more agile.
Mark is a high-achieving, detail-oriented IT and business focused Project Manager and Subject Matter Expert. He has experience with business and IT strategy alignment and has delivered multiple successful ICT projects. Mark has a broad international commercial acumen and a successful track record in liaising at all levels of business and ICT alike. He has experience with software including SaaS, AWS, Microsoft Azure, Power BI, Visual Studio and UiPath RPA.
Mark is particularly capable in business and process analysis to align deliveries with strategy, user requirements and product adoption. His excellent communication, leadership, stakeholder, and analytical skills complement his endeavours to foster an agile environment that facilitates high performing teams to deliver operational excellence.
021 449 617
Mike is an experienced change specialist, analyst, and programme manager who delivers business outcomes for stakeholders. He does so by applying his business skills; working closely with key stakeholders; developing, communicating and delivering on a clear strategy; aligning and guiding the energy of others in line with the strategy; paying attention to the detail; and being well organised.
Mike has a wide range of management consulting skills and has established a track record of delivery across technology and service industries, and in disparate business situations such as: Programme, Project and Change Management, Enterprise Process Improvement, Strategy Development, Auditing and Sales.
021 952 875
Neil is an experienced Business Consultant and Architect with more than 20 years’ experience in a variety of roles in Business Case Development, Strategy and Transformation, Business Analysis, Information and Solution Architecture, Solution Design, Build and Implementation, Business Change Management and Project Management.
Neil looks at problems from multiple angles to bring in new thinking and insight. He leads and assists organisations to transform through well-controlled programmes of work that facilitate better business processes, use of information and organisational knowledge to deliver improved services at lower cost while meeting compliance obligations.
Paul is an experienced Programme Director and Business Consultant with a strong commercial background. He has a proven track record of delivering in the public and private sectors and is used to managing multiple stakeholders with conflicting priorities and delivering dynamic solutions.
A strong technical background in Defence, with a focus on transformation and programme establishment has helped Paul to achieve and deliver. He has experience developing and managing the delivery of multimillion dollar proposals, business cases and change management blueprints. Paul has previously held line management responsibilities and reported directly to Military leaders, Boards of Directors and Chief Executives.
021 742 402
Richard is an experienced consultant with a strong focus on leadership and using technology to enable strategy and delivery of business outcomes. Richard’s strong analytical skills and ability to consider alternative viewpoints allow him to rapidly identify key business constraints and improvement opportunities.
His experience includes technology-enabled strategy development, IT operational management, business case development, business change management, software development management, infrastructure refurbishment, systems integration, business process re-engineering and software implementation. Richard has worked in public and private organisations using proven methodologies and frameworks to support successful delivery within complex environments.
Senior Technical Project Manager
027 498 2850
Utam is an experienced Project Manager and IT professional who brings extensive business, IT, telecommunications, and engineering experience, with a proven track record in both public and private sectors. He has been a part of several Senior Management teams, working with third party suppliers and has comprehensive knowledge in transitioning services/technologies and project management.
Utam also has experience in providing production management and distribution process design and analysis services. This includes managing complex application development and infrastructure projects and developing service delivery plans and procedures.
"I have worked as an associate to Gemtech for many years, carrying out a variety of engagements. I have found them to be professional, friendly, and trustworthy. Support is provided when needed, guidance is given when sought, and additional expertise is available for larger engagements. The financials are well managed, and the administrative matters taken care of. It’s been a pleasure working with Gemtech."
Mike Sheedy, Gemtech Associate