Our Team

Campbell Naish

Campbell Naish

Industries you know well
Primary produce, food and beverage, natural products and nutraceuticals.

How many years you have worked in them?
15

Areas of specialty
B2B and B2C marketing and brand development, export sales and marketing, marketing and brand strategy.

If you were given $1000 and the day off tomorrow what would you do?
Take the family skiing on the Tasman Glacier.

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Christopher Boys

Industries you know well
Sales, Technology, International trade and export, Software development, Marine, Food and Beverage, Specialised Manufacturing, Technology and Education

How many years you have worked in them?
I’ve worked in technology for 15 years, education three, manufacturing three, food and beverage three, sales 20 years

Areas of specialty
Sales strategy, business growth, business development and strategy

What do you get up to in the weekend?
Focusing on getting our home ready for our first born’s arrival, fishing off Muriwai and a competitive game of tennis

If you were given $1000 and the day off tomorrow what would you do?
Take the family and team for lunch at Depot, Al Browns restaurant or the River Café in Hammersmith and eat amazing food and drinking great plonk.

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Michael Poynter

Michael Poynter

Industries you know well
Chemicals and materials and, through working with clients in this sector, experience in a wide range of downstream industries including healthcare, food & beverage, renewable energy, packaging, aerospace & defence, automotive & transportation, oil & gas, construction, sports & leisure, consumer products…

How many years you have worked in them?
Fifteen years’ experience working in and on behalf of a variety of industries initially as a process engineer/materials scientist in the electronics industry, later based in New York and the United Kingdom working in business development roles serving the pharmaceutical and chemicals and materials industries. For the past ten years I have been a consultant with Frost & Sullivan and the technology transfer office of Oxford University.

Area of Specialty
New market validation, international market expansion, value chain analysis, technology transfer/commercialisation of early stage technologies, project management, business development

What do you get up to in the weekend?
Spending time with family, running and cycling.

If you were given $1000 and the day off tomorrow what would you do?
If there’s fresh snow, I’m going skiing! Otherwise I’d fly to Great Barrier Island to run up Mt Hobson followed by a swim at Medlands Beach.

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Louise Stodart

Industries you know well
Financial Accounting services range from Advertising and Marketing , Import, Film, Property Development, Project Management, Engineers, Events, Real Estate, Service providers, Education.

How many years you have worked in them?
Been in business for 9 years.

Areas of specialty
Financial systems and advice, looking after the running  of the financial side of businesses and relieving Directors to do what they are good at.

What do you get up to in the weekend?
Family, good wine, Food, Sailing.

If you were given $1000 and the day off tomorrow what would you do?
I would meet a girlfriend for lunch and then start my summer wardrobe – or get my husband to have a day off and go sailing or to a winery for the afternoon.

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Rahul Sharma

Industries you know well

FMCG, Technology, Food & Beverage, Professional Services & Primary Industries

How many years have you worked in them?
8 Years

Areas of specialty
Helping businesses address commercial challenges with a creative approach.
Brand Strategy, Marketing Comms, Planning (Advertising) & Service Design

What do you get up to in the weekend?
Sport – playing & watching cricket, football, NFL, NBA, rugby…pretty much anything really, giving interesting recipes a crack in the kitchen and preparing for life as a dad.

If you were given $1000 and the day off tomorrow what would you do?
If I was back in London – it’d be tickets to Arsenal @ the Emirates, followed by dinner at Flesh & Buns – it’s seriously good!

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Alyce Michell

Alyce Michell

Industries you know well
FMCG

How many years have you worked in them?
Two years at New Zealand’s largest supermarket corporate

Areas of specialty
Studied a Bachelor of Business Management at Waikato University in Supply Chain and Human Resource Management. Post study I spent two years working in the Merchandise Division at New Zealand’s largest supermarket corporate.

What do you get up to in the weekend?
Exploring/traveling with friends. I love the outdoors and being active. You will find me on the snow (Snowboarding) in the winter and on the water (Wakeboarding/Fishing) in the summer.

If you were given $1000 and the day off tomorrow, what would you do?
Let the weather dictate;

Summer – Convince my friends to take the day off with me, and head over to Waiheke for wine tasting on me!

Winter – Ditch Auckland for the South Island slopes!

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Jordan Hills

Industries you know well

Food and beverage, manufacturing.

Area of Specialty

Market validation process, business strategy (start-ups) and project management.

How many years you have worked in them?

4 years studying BCom/BSc and 2.5 years in market validation and business growth with start-ups.

What do you get up to in the weekend?

Playing icehockey, working on a start-up and catching up/activities with mates.

If you were given $1000 and the day off tomorrow what would you do?

Rent a launch for the day and hit the harbour with a bunch of mates.