Who We Are
We are innovation facilitators who work with your teams to help them apply innovation tools and techniques that will solve your problems.
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As a senior leader, I have spent considerable time focused on developing the best banking and risk management operations possible. Some businesses, like BNZ, were well established with complex structures to improve. I’ve also been in the leadership teams for start-ups, including CCB (NZ) Ltd and New Zealand’s first internet bank.
Broad risk expertise
As a risk expert, I take a wide view of what influences the success of a financial institution. This, together with my leadership experience, means I bring many dynamics together including strategy, people, process, market, products and culture – to create successful operations.
A talent with teams
My informal management style means teams and individuals feel supported. But they also have very clear expectations. I use mentoring and coaching where needed and lead everyone to deliver above expectations.
I enjoy operating at a strategic level, taking account of all stakeholders and when necessary building support for doing things differently to achieve the best outcome.
I’m happy to take responsibility and I act decisively. I also engineer teams so that changes are long lasting and I’m able to step back to allow the team to continue the great work.
I love leading change. I find it fascinating. Whether it is new ventures or restructuring, well thought through, frameworks, strategies and processes make for a strong business. New opportunities give people the chance to learn new skills and develop improved ways of working. It means progress.
I’m always keen to learn and avidly read about leadership, finance and innovation. I love epic mountain bike adventures, racing at the local and national level. Life is fun outside work with plenty of family adventures with my wife and four children.
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Innovation is in my blood. I grew up on a farm, studied to become an engineer, designed products at Fisher & Paykel, obtained my PhD and a patent, managed a research centre to commercialise technology, started my own design and innovation businesses, consulted, mentored and trained business transformation specialists, and now bring this all together in T-EA-M to facilitate innovation in Kiwi businesses.
As an innovation facilitator, I work with your team members to help them learn by doing innovation. We frame design challenges together, then create solutions that they own through their participation in the discovery, design and delivery processes.
When working with your inhouse teams, our work will bring your people together and unlock latent creativity and conversations for change.
When working with integrators and other consultancies, our work will enable you and your team to engage earlier in client transformation initiatives, and grow higher-value consulting opportunities.
In both engineering and IT contexts, I bring rich hands on experience in product design, prototyping and development from concept to commercialisation.
I am able to tailor best practice enterprise architecture methodology to integrate with your other enterprise frameworks, methodologies and processes. I can enable your team to communicate visually and model architecture in ways that all can see what you are wanting to say.